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Investor type Micro VC
Founders Hugo Van Vuuren Jessica Lin Jonathan Lehr Tom Carroll


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Total investments 60
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 38
Rounds per year 6.67
Lead investments 3
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 10
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • SaaS
  • Machine Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Enterprise Software

Work-Bench is the famous VC, which was founded in 2013. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the New York.

This organization was formed by Hugo Van Vuuren, Jessica Lin, Jonathan Lehr, Tom Carroll. Besides them, we counted 4 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The real fund results show that this VC is 12 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. When the investment is from Work-Bench the average startup value is 50-100 millions dollars. This Work-Bench works on 9 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The important activity for fund was in 2019.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 partakers. Despite the Work-Bench, startups are often financed by GV, ff Venture Capital, Madrona Venture Group. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are GV, Two Sigma Ventures, New Enterprise Associates. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Two Sigma Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, GV.

The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Versive, Tamr, Cockroach Labs. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


$15M22 Jun 2022 Wilmington, Delaware, United States


Enterprise Software
Human Resources
$45M08 Jun 2022 New York, New York, United States


Cyber Security
Network Security
$6M06 Apr 2022 Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel

VISO Trust

Cyber Security
Risk Management
$11M03 Mar 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
Information Technology
Machine Learning
$3M08 Feb 2022 Los Gatos, California, United States

Permiso Security

Cloud Infrastructure
Cloud Security
Cyber Security
$10M18 Jan 2022 Palo Alto, California, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Call Center
Meeting Software
Mobile Apps
$170M16 Dec 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


$3M10 Nov 2021 Wilmington, Delaware, United States


Cyber Security
Developer Platform
Developer Tools
Enterprise Software
$2M02 Nov 2021 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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– Spring Health, the most comprehensive global mental health solution for employers and health plans, has secured $190m in Series C funding.
– Top healthcare investor Kinnevik led the round and was joined by new investor The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian Life), along with existing investors Tiger Global, Northzone, RRE Ventures, Rethink Impact, Work-Bench, William K Warren Foundation, SemperVirens, Able Partners, and True Capital Ventures.
– The company’s total investment to date is $300m, bringing the company’s current valuation to $2bn on the heels of approximately 6x revenue growth over the past year.

FireHydrant Raises $23M in Series B Funding

– FireHydrant is a NYC-based comprehensive reliability platform that allows teams to achieve reliability at scale by creating speed and consistency across the entire incident response lifecycle.
– Series B $23m round was led by Harmony Partners with participation from Salesforce Ventures and existing investors Menlo Ventures and Work-Bench.
– The new investment will be used to grow the engineering team, further accelerate product R&D, customer acquisition, and international growth.


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