Caju Benefícios, a flexible benefits management platform, announced it has secured a $25 million Series B round led by K1 Investment Management, a Los Angeles-headquartered investment company focused on “high-growth” B2B software businesses.
With the capital injection, the firm intends to enhance the efficiency of its solutions and invest in creating new products for the HR segment in Latin American markets. Caju also aims to further expand its product offerings to enterprise clients without impacting the personalized service it offers to existing customers.
Existing investors in Caju, such as Valor Capital Group, Caravela Capital, Clocktower Ventures and FJ Labs, also took part in the investment round.
Established in 2020 by company Chief Executive Eduardo del Giglio and CTO Renan Mendes, Caju’s goal is to enhance firms’ HR functions by leveraging the latest tech.
Brazilian labor law requires employers to offer monthly benefits to employees, such as vouchers for meals and transportation, which demonstrates Caju’s mission in the Brazilian workforce.
Many companies reportedly use Caju’s solutions to provide benefits to their workers and individuals use Caju’s card, which has been issued by Visa.
Caju has seen steady growth during the last year: the firm began operations in 2022 with a workforce of 70 professionals, and has more than doubled its headcount to 190 professionals.
Caju now intend to further expand its workforce, especially its tech team, in order to further its goal to reach 1 million users by the end of the year.
Eduardo del Giglio, Founder and CEO of Caju Benefícios, said:
“Our main growth strategy has always been based on our superior technology and product. We’re excited to partner with K1 to sustainably scale up our product offerings and focus on quality, usefulness, and excellence in the services we provide.”
This plan to scale products is already underway. In April of this year, the firm introduced Caju Viagens, which enables Caju customers to advance funds for its workers on business trips, without compromising regular benefits.
Christian Grant, SVP at K1, added:
“The Brazilian benefits market is currently undergoing a revolution, upgrading from an industry that historically did not promote user satisfaction or effectiveness. Caju has been at the forefront of this revolution, satisfying the needs of HR professionals in Brazil, and we are excited to join them in their next phase of growth. We are excited to continue investing in and building more Category Leaders in the LATAM region.”