Stage

Debt | Alive

Total Raised

$9.15M

Last Raised

$2.34M | 5 mos ago

About Virtual Gurus

Virtual Gurus algorithmically connects businesses with remote workers.

Virtual Gurus Headquarters Location

Alberta,

Canada

(403) 460-4878

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Virtual Gurus's Products & Differentiation

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  • Virtual Executive Assistants

    Your executive assistant is the hero you didn’t know you needed but definitely deserve. Not only do they manage your calendar and email inbox, they also ensure you have what you need to perform at your best.

    Differentiation

    Save the overhead of hiring in-house and only pay for the hours you need - no long-term contracts. 

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Expert Collections containing Virtual Gurus

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Virtual Gurus is included in 1 Expert Collection, including HR Tech.

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HR tech startups are helping companies manage critical pain points in HR processes such as recruitment, automation, career development, compensation, and benefits management, through a mix of software and services.

Latest Virtual Gurus News

Virtual Gurus: Meet Bobbie Racette, the First Indigenous Woman to Close Series A

Jul 21, 2022

Bobbie Racette was once the hesitant face of Virtual Gurus, the Canadian tech company she started, but she has since embraced her identity. For tech startup founder Bobbie Racette, being the first to do something runs in her Cree-Métis blood. Her mother was the first woman carpenter in Saskatchewan, a Canadian province home to First Nations peoples. Racette is the first Indigenous woman to close a Series A funding round of $8.4 million for her company, Virtual Gurus , which pairs staffers with companies that want to outsource bookkeeping and other administrative tasks. She has brought the company to a $40 million valuation since she launched in 2016 with $300 and a splash page. “Somebody’s got to lead the way, and somebody has got to be the first,” said Racette, who also identifies as LGBT. “Society says, ‘You have to be somebody else when you’re starting a business, or hide your tattoos. Don’t tell people you’re gay,’” she added. “It’s just like, no, man, be you.” Currently, there are about 900 “virtual assistants” working for Virtual Gurus, but they are real people working remotely — Racette makes sure to prioritize hiring members of historically underrepresented groups, including single moms, veterans and people with disabilities. “We try to bring on people who have often been told, ‘No,’” she said. The company doesn’t force anyone to self-identify, but many organizations seek out Virtual Gurus expressly for that purpose. “We’ve had, for example, Black Lives Matter in New York City come to us and [say they] only want Black virtual assistants,” Racette said. “We’re doing that because we understand that diversity angle.” Companies can select a subscription model based on how much help they need, and Racette is building out a machine learning component that aims to create the best possible matches between workers and clients. She has also hired 40 full-time staff and plans on bringing on 1,500 more virtual assistants by the end of the year. The National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association (NCFA Canada) is a financial innovation ecosystem that provides education, market intelligence, industry stewardship, networking and funding opportunities and services to thousands of community members and works closely with industry, government, partners and affiliates to create a vibrant and innovative fintech and funding industry in Canada. Decentralized and distributed, NCFA is engaged with global stakeholders and helps incubate projects and investment in fintech, alternative finance, crowdfunding, peer-to-peer finance, payments, digital assets and tokens, blockchain, cryptocurrency, regtech, and insurtech sectors. Join Canada's Fintech & Funding Community today FREE! Or become a contributing member and get perks. For more information, please visit: www.ncfacanada.org Support NCFA by Following us on Twitter!

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  • What is Virtual Gurus's latest funding round?

    Virtual Gurus's latest funding round is Debt.

  • How much did Virtual Gurus raise?

    Virtual Gurus raised a total of $9.15M.

  • Who are the investors of Virtual Gurus?

    Investors of Virtual Gurus include Raven Indigenous Capital Partners, The51, Accelerate Fund, TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good, Western Economic Diversification Canada and 3 more.

  • Who are Virtual Gurus's competitors?

    Competitors of Virtual Gurus include Wing and 3 more.

  • What products does Virtual Gurus offer?

    Virtual Gurus's products include Virtual Executive Assistants and 4 more.

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