clock menu more-arrow no yes

App That Gives Hourly Workers Access to Wages Raises $4.1 Million

An app that gives hourly workers immediate access to their wages — in exchange for tips — has raised $4.1 million in funding from financial technology investor Ribbit Capital and early-stage investor Felicis Ventures. Activehours allows workers to access their pay from their smartphones without waiting two weeks for their paychecks to arrive. It joins a number of other apps with a similar focus, including LendUp, PayDay Loans Genie and Cash Corner.

This article originally appeared on

Help us explore what’s working

Part of explaining the news is critically examining potential solutions to big problems. Will you support this work with a gift to Vox?