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We back visionary companies that help make human work (and workers) more productive and meaningful, creating economic advancement for everyone.

Our commitment to founders

Our partners, advisors, and operating network bring unmatched experience, market knowledge and unwavering passion to every founder we serve

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"If we ever found another startup, Acadian will be our first call - it's that simple."
Charlie Franklin
Founder & CEO
Compa
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“Acadian is the investor on our cap table with the highest "bang to buck" ratio.”
Andreas De Neve
Founder & CEO
Techwolf
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“Acadian is the best source of insight and knowledge network for work technologies.  They understand our industry like no other fund.”
Maya Dadoo
Founder & CEO
Worky
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News, Insights & Ideas

We back visionary companies that help make human work (and workers) more productive and meaningful, creating economic advancement for everyone

Our Investment in Fora

Thomas Otter
February 1, 2024

We are thrilled to share our latest investment in Fora, an innovative executive relationship management (ERM) platform poised to transform C-suite decision-making through cutting-edge AI technology.

Announcing Acadian Ventures Fund II

Jason Corsello
January 29, 2024

Announcing our second fund, Acadian Ventures Fund II, a $30M early stage fund focused on the next generation of work technologies

Acadian Ventures raises $30M for VC fund focused on the future of work

Acadian Ventures
January 29, 2024

Acadian Ventures raised $30 million for its second venture capital fund to focus on technologies for the future of work.

Exclusive: $30m Acadian Ventures closes second work tech fund

Acadian Ventures
January 29, 2024

Acadian Ventures, an early stage VC firm specializing the future of work, has just closed its second fund.

Work in Progress

by Thomas Otter

Thomas Otter’s reflections on the past, present, and future of work technologies.

On Hasso Plattner

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Thomas Otter
May 18, 2024

Some thoughts on his retirement from the SAP board.

Thomas the Tank Engine, Dandelions and working with startups. Buying software sensibly: Part 2.

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Thomas Otter
May 10, 2024

The second and final excerpt from HR Tech Europe talk.

Disruption, ambidexterity and English lit. Buying software sensibly: Part 1.

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Thomas Otter
May 8, 2024

The first excerpt from my HR Tech Europe talk.

Partnering or disrupting. Diplomats and Mavericks. The case of Edtech.

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Thomas Otter
April 23, 2024

More journal scrolling: Eisenhardt and Volmar.

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