Hourly workers fill about 60% of all jobs (or 78 million) in the U.S., and the average HR department devotes as much as 80% of their work schedule to engaging with and onboarding them. That’s a hefty chunk of time each week, but the alternative — dispensing with people management altogether — is far worse.

Fortunately, there’s a third choice in , a Huntsville, Alabama startup developing a cloud-hosted human resource management platform. It today announced that it’s raised $8 million in a series A funding round led by Third Prime with participation from Mark Bezos (who’ll join the board) and Blue Ridge Capital’s John Griffin. Spur CEO Glenn Clayton says the money will help to accelerate its growth within the hospitality industry, bolster its

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