How AngelList Equity uses Merge’s Unified API to scale their HRIS integrations and grow faster

How AngelList Equity uses Merge’s Unified API to scale their HRIS integrations and grow faster

Dan Hightower
Product Lead

Merge’s team is extremely responsive and is willing to help us in various, strategic ways. They’ve ensured that we see the maximum value from their platform over time.

PROBLEM

Building HRIS integrations in-house would take too long

AngelList Equity, which offers modern cap table management for companies, needed to add HRIS integrations to help companies maintain updated stakeholder records.

Dan Hightower, who leads AngelList Equity, said, “we pay close attention to how fast we ship. We needed a solution that was faster than building multiple HRIS integrations ourselves.”

As their team began evaluating 3rd-party integration solutions, they quickly discovered Merge and loved the platform because of the high number of HRIS integrations it offered, its advanced features to access and sync custom objects and fields, and the quality of customer support they received during their proof of concept. 

Taken together, their decision about who to partner with was easy.

Solution

Using Merge’s Unified API to automate user provisioning in AngelList Equity

With Merge’s Unified API, the team has been able to ship several HRIS integrations, which include Gusto, Deel, Justworks, and Rippling.

Once an AngelList Equity customer connects their HRIS, relevant employee information is synced with the cap table, which automates the following cap table workflows:

  • Once a new hire is added to a customer’s HRIS solution, their profile gets created in AngelList Equity, which includes their full name, start date, job title, address, etc. 
  • When employee information changes in the customer’s HRIS solution, it syncs with AngelList Equity.
  • Once an employee is marked as terminated in the customer’s HRIS solution, any necessary updates to equity awards are queued in AngelList Equity—making it easier to manage vesting.
Screenshot of a terminated employee's profile in AngelList Equity
AngelList Equity automatically updates when an employee is marked as terminated in a customer’s HRIS
Outcome

Closing hundreds of deals by supporting HRIS integration requests in different regions

Dan explains that the HRIS integrations are a top request from prospective customers.

“Companies typically maintain one system for equity compensation and another for cash compensation. So, integrations are essential for HR teams,” explains Dan.

He also points out that their customers have international team members. As a result, Dan’s team receives a diverse set of HRIS integration requests. Merge has proven useful in helping them meet these requests and delivering additional value to customers. 

Prospects also value the integrations AngelList Equity has added via Merge. In fact, Dan partially attributes hundreds of deals closed to the HRIS integrations. 

Finally, the team at AngelList has appreciated the quality of support they receive from Merge.

“Merge’s team is extremely responsive and is willing to help us in various, strategic ways. They’ve ensured that we see the maximum value from their platform over time.”

We look forward to continuing to support AngelList’s integration strategy in the years ahead.

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