Hamburg-based Localyze is gearing up to launch in North America in the coming months — powered by a fresh raise of $35 million in Series B funding that’s being announced…

Localyze, a SaaS for staff relocation, gets $35M as it gears up for US launch

Archie is developing a financial infrastructure for the freelance economy.

Archie aims to remove the complexity of managing freelancers

On the heels of LinkedIn last week launching Service Marketplace, a competitor to freelance platforms like Fiverr and Upwork, today Fiverr announced an acquisition that speaks to how it plans…

Fiverr acquires Stoke Talent for $95M, adding freelance management tools for employers to its platform

As companies continue to delay their returns to the office and find temporary remote work policies becoming permanent, the startups building tooling for remote work-first cultures are finding a seemingly…

Docs startup Almanac raises $34 million from Tiger as remote work shift hardens

The dashboard enables businesses to automatically store, ship and retrieve employee computers in a way that is remote and hands-free.

Rippling launches computer inventory management as more workers remain remote

A few years from now, the organizations that succeed will be the ones that resisted the urge to race everyone back to the office and instead rethought how their workforce…

Bring your own environment: The future of work

Simpplr, a modern platform for building intranet sites (or “employee communications and enablement platforms,” as the company calls it), today announced that it has raised a $32 million Series C…

Simpplr raises $32M for its intranet platform

Y-Combinator-backed Localyze has nabbed $12 million in Series A funding led by Blossom Capital for a SaaS that supports staff relocations and hiring across borders. Previous investor Frontline Ventures also…

Localyze raises $12M for a SaaS that supports cross-border hiring and relocation

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Your boss might tell you the office is more secure, but it isn’t

For the past 18 months, employees have enjoyed increased flexibility, and ultimately a better work-life balance, as a result of the mass shift to remote working necessitated by the pandemic. Most don’t want this arrangement, which brought an end to extensive commutes and superfluous meetings, to end: Buffer’s 2021 State of Remote Work report shows…

5:00 am PDT • June 16, 2021
Your boss might tell you the office is more secure, but it isn’t

Because of the pandemic, we’re all a lot more familiar with remote working than we used to be, whether we like it or not. But the remote tools of the…

Could Claap, an asynchronous video meetings platform, end the tyranny of Zoom calls?

The world of hybrid work is here, and the usual 10-minute intro call, swag bag and first-day team lunch are just not enough to make your new employee feel welcome.

Poor onboarding is the enemy of good hiring

More money for the now very buzzy business of reshaping how people work: Worksome is announcing it recently closed a $13 million Series A funding round for its “freelance talent…

Worksome pulls $13M into its high skill freelancer talent platform

Remote work is no longer a new topic, as much of the world has now been doing it for a year or more because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Companies —…

Gatheround raises millions from Homebrew, Bloomberg and Stripe’s COO to help remote workers connect

From the earliest days of the pandemic, it was no secret that video chat was about to become a very hot space. Over the past several months investors have bankrolled…

PingPong is a video chat app for product teams working across multiple time zones

As we look ahead to a hybrid work world, we must find new ways to continue supporting employee productivity and creativity. It’s only when we’re able to fully realize passive…

Passive collaboration is essential to remote work’s long-term success

Omnipresent, which helps companies employ remote-working local teams worldwide, has closed a $15.8 million Series A funding round. The fundraise was led by an undisclosed investor with participation from existing…

Omnipresent raises $15.8M Series A for its platform to employ remote-workers globally

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Use Git data to optimize your developers’ annual reviews

Summarizing the performance of 10, 20 or 50 developers over the past 12 months, offering personalized advice and having the facts to back it up — is no small task.

9:30 am PST • December 24, 2020
Use Git data to optimize your developers’ annual reviews

ReturnSafe, a symptom checking and contact tracing employee health management toolkit for businesses, has raised $3.25 million in financing from investors including Fifty Years and Active Capital.  With companies looking…

Austin-based ReturnSafe raises $3.25 million for its employee health management tools

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5 questions every IT team should be able to answer

It’s more important than ever to know if your IT team has made sound investments and has the agility needed to operate successfully in the face of continued uncertainty.

12:24 pm PST • December 14, 2020
5 questions every IT team should be able to answer

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What to expect while fundraising in 2021

These predictions center around how we’ll fundraise post-pandemic, how the funding divide may widen for some, what fundraising activity could look like and sectors we think will fare well.

11:12 am PST • December 11, 2020
What to expect while fundraising in 2021

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Enter new markets and embrace a distributed workforce to grow during a pandemic

We hope this guide gives founders and C-suite executives some food for thought in forming a plan for their international growth — and a pause for thought on those considering too bold an approach.

6:15 am PST • December 4, 2020
Enter new markets and embrace a distributed workforce to grow during a pandemic

As we’ve seen, some startups are pivoting to re-model themselves for the radically different world of the COVID-19 pandemic. But others literally turned out to have a business model which,…

Juggle secures $2.1M to expand its ‘flexible work’ SaaS marketplace for senior execs

If you miss hanging out with your co-workers but don’t want to spend a single second more on Zoom, the latest product from Donut might be the answer. The startup…

Donut launches Watercooler, an easy way to socialize online with co-workers

It’s only been a few months since Lili announced its $10 million seed round, and it’s already raised more funding — namely, a $15 million Series A. The startup, founded…

Freelancer banking startup Lili raises $15M

Braintrust, a network for freelance technical and design talent that launched over the summer, is announcing that it has raised $18 million in new funding. Co-founder and CEO Adam Jackson has…

With $18M in new funding, Braintrust says it’s creating a fairer model for freelancers

Six months ago, millions of workers left their offices for the last time without realizing it. Many would be laid off because of the pandemic, but for those fortunate to…

How 3 remote-friendly tech companies plan to return to the office

Nearshoring is mutually beneficial because developers don’t have to give up their culture for a great employment opportunity and businesses can reap the benefits of diversification.

The H-1B visa ban is creating nearshore business partnership opportunities

The Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board, an asset manager controlling around $311 billion in assets for Canada’s pensioners and retirees, has identified four key industries that are set to experience…

Here are four areas the $311 billion CPPIB investment fund thinks will be impacted by COVID-19

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The ‘right’ way to downsize

Layoffs are never easy, but one the most important things to remember is to take off the boss hat, use empathy and show gratitude.

10:35 am PDT • August 18, 2020
The ‘right’ way to downsize

Our survey found that 79% of tech employees expected public statements from their employer supporting #BLM.

Majority of tech workers expect company solidarity with Black Lives Matter