April 15, 2019—Houston, TX—Kahuna Workforce Solutions, a leading provider of workforce planning and competency management solutions, today announced it has closed Series A funding from Houston-based energy tech investment firm Houston Ventures IV.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Houston Ventures on this, particularly given the firm’s strong track record in both the technology and energy verticals,” said Kahuna Workforce Solutions CEO Jai Shah. “This funding will empower Kahuna to carry out its mission of helping companies assemble teams of highly skilled workers more quickly, get through regulatory activities more easily, and maximize the ROI of their training spend.”
“Competency management is absolutely critical in the energy industry,” said Chip Davis, Managing Partner of Houston Ventures. “Very soon being able to pull reports on the skill levels of individual workers is going to be table stakes for the bidding process. Kahuna is in a great position to help energy companies get up to speed on this.”
The company also announced the recent hire of Sean Rohde as VP of Sales. Rohde’s previous experience includes senior enterprise software sales roles at HashiCorp and Alert Logic.
About Kahuna Workforce Solutions
Kahuna Workforce Solutions is transforming competency management and workforce planning. Our flagship Kahuna platform helps you get an objective view of your workforce’s capabilities, measure your talent supply against current and future demand, and maximize the return on your training investment. Kahuna is used in a wide array of industries including oil and gas, manufacturing, construction, and aerospace. http://kahunaworkforc.wpengine.com/
About Houston Ventures IV
Houston Ventures has more than 25 years of professional investment experience and specializes in structuring and managing early-to-growth stage companies. Our founding partners have served on multiple boards of directors ranging from start-ups to high-growth Nasdaq corporations. Previous investments include RigNet (which the firm took public), Lombardi Software (sold to IBM), and LiquidFrameworks—the largest field force automation software provider in the energy sector. http://www.houven.com/