15+ VCs Investing in the Future of Work

Published April 8, 2022

New work (or the “future of work”) is the concept for a new way of working in the digital and global age. Categories in the space don’t only include recruitment platforms and job boards but companies that are enabling a new way of working that in most cases is now remote. These categories include Messaging & Chat, Video Conferencing, Documentation & Knowledge, Virtual Office, Coworking Spaces, Productivity & Workspace, Collaborative Design, Project & Team Management, Collaborative Software Dev, and Team Analytics.

As Pietro Invernizzi puts it “Almost every ‘sector-agnostic’ or ‘SaaS-focussed’ or ‘enterprise-focussed’ VC fund or angel with more than 10 portfolio companies is very likely to have a Future of Work company in their portfolio and be open to investing in the space. As Jason M. Lemkin would say: 90% of VCs now invest in SaaS And the other 10% invest in The Future of Work.”.

Now that there has been a structural shift in the way we work as well as companies realizing human capital is the most important capital you have, the New Work industry is experiencing rapid growth and lots of attention from investors. 

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Khosla Ventures

  • Location: Menlo Park, California, United States
  • About: Khosla Ventures is a venture capital firm that focuses on environmentally friendly tech, internet, computing, mobile, and silicon tech.
  • Investment Stages: Seed, Series A
  • Recent Investments
    • Volta Labs
    • WorkWhile
    • Emi

To learn more about Khosla Ventures, check out their Visible Connect Profile.

Menlo Ventures

  • Location: Menlo Park, California, United States
  • About: Menlo Ventures provides capital for consumer, enterprise & life science technologies from seed to growth stages.
  • Investment Stages: Series A, Series B, Growth
  • Recent Investments
    • TruEra
    • OpenSpace
    • Siteline

To learn more about Menlo Ventures, check out their Visible Connect Profile.

Slack Fund

  • Location:Daly City, California, United States
  • About: Early stage investments in a team with a record of success/strong potential; products that improve where & how people work—built for Slack customers or to support developers using the Slack API; with a committed lead investor.
  • Investment Stages: Pre-seed, Seed, Series A, Series B, Series C
  • Recent Investments
    • WorkRamp
    • Knapsack
    • Commsor

To learn more about Slack Fund, check out their Visible Connect Profile.

Social Capital

  • Location: Palo Alto, California, United States
  • About: Social Capital is a Palo Alto-based investment firm whose mission is to advance humanity by solving the world’s hardest problems.
  • Investment Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B, Growth
  • Recent Investments
    • Palmetto
    • WorkStep
    • Asaak

To learn more about Social Capital, check out their Visible Connect Profile.

eFounders

  • Location: Paris, France
  • About: About eFounders — Since 2011 we have launched 28 startups, with more in the works. We build businesses from the ground up to invent the tools of tomorrow and inspire new ways of working. We build the future of work.
  • Investment Stages: Pre-seed, Seed, Series A, Series B, Series C
  • Recent Investments
    • Kairn
    • Crew
    • Collective

To learn more about eFounders, check out their Visible Connect Profile.

 s28 Capital

  • Location: San Francisco, California, United States
  • About: S28 Capital is an early-stage venture fund with $170M under management. We’re a team of founders and early startup employees.
  • Investment Stages: Seed, Series A
  • Recent Investments
    • OpsLevel
    • Rudderstack
    • CaptivateIQ

To learn more about s28 Capital, check out their Visible Connect Profile.

WorkLife

  • Location: San Francisco, United States 
  • About: The first fund designed for builders, creators & individual contributors We’re operators with a deep network of creators, developer evangelists, product designers and engineers. We’re backed by the founders of Cameo, Spotify, Twitch, Zoom and platforms built for builders, creators, and individual contributors. Our advisors include Arianna Huffington, Michael Ovitz, Sophia Amoruso, Eric Yuan and other disruptors across all industries.
  • Investment Stages: Pre-seed, Seed, Growth
  • Recent Investments
    • Accord
    • Tandem
    • ChartHop

To learn more about WorkLife, check out their Visible Connect Profile.

Bonfire Ventures

  • Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • About: We bring experience and empathy to our founder’s journeys.
  • Investment Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Recent Investments
    • SKAEL
    • Spekit
    • Atrium

To learn more about Bonfire Ventures, check out their Visible Connect Profile.

iNovia Capital

  • Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • About: Inovia Capital is a full-stack venture firm that invests in tech founders.
  • Investment Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B, Series C, Growth
  • Recent Investments
    • Talent.com
    • Calico
    • RouteThis

To learn more about iNovia Capital, check out their Visible Connect Profile.

Bloomberg Beta

  • Location: San Fransisco & New York City, California, United States
  • About: Invests in powerful ideas that bring transparency to markets, achieve global scale, with strong, open cultures that embrace technology.
  • Thesis: We believe work must be more productive, fulfilling, inclusive, and available to as many people as possible. Our waking hours must engage the best in us and provide for our needs and wants — and the world we live in too often fails to offer that. We believe technology startups play an essential role in delivering a better future. We can speed the arrival of that future by investing in the best startups that share these intentions.
  • Investment Stages: Pre-seed, Seed, Series A, Series B, Series C
  • Recent Investments
    • CloudApp
    • StrongDM
    • Tonic.ai

To learn more about Bloomberg Beta, check out their Visible Connect Profile.

SOSV

  • Location: Princeton, New Jersey, United States
  • About: SOSV is a venture capital firm providing multi-stage investment to develop and scale their founders’ big ideas for positive change.
  • Investment Stages: Accelerator, Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Recent Investments
    • MarketForce
    • Novoloop
    • TabTrader

To learn more about SOSV, check out their Visible Connect Profile.

Lerer Hippeau

  • Location: New York, New York, United States
  • About: Lerer Hippeau is a seed and early-stage venture capital fund based in New York City.
  • Investment Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B, Series C
  • Recent Investments
    • Palmetto
    • Sardine
    • Blockdaemon

To learn more about Lerer Hippeau, check out their Visible Connect Profile.

White Star Capital

  • Location: New York, New York, United States
  • About: White Star Capital is an international venture and early growth-stage investment platform in technology.
  • Investment Stages: Series A, Series B
  • Recent Investments
    • Swing
    • Wrk
    • RareCircles

To learn more about White Star Capital, check out their Visible Connect Profile.

General Catalyst

  • Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • About: General Catalyst is a venture capital firm that makes early-stage and growth equity investments.
  • Investment Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B, Growth
  • Recent Investments
    • Ponto
    • Socotra
    • Homeward

To learn more about General Catalyst, check out their Visible Connect Profile.

Tuesday Capital

  • Location: Burlingame, California, United States
  • About: Tuesday Capital (formerly known as CrunchFund) is a seed stage focused venture firm
  • Investment Stages: Seed, Series A, Growth
  • Recent Investments
    • Kueski
    • NeuraLight
    • Crabi

To learn more about Tuesday Capital, check out their Visible Connect Profile.

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