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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.

Payroll Part 2: Present and possible futures, a 2024 update.

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Thomas Otter
April 13, 2024

A rework of last year's payroll sermon.

HR Tech Europe: I'm speaking.

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Thomas Otter
March 20, 2024

I'll talk about innovation and how to shop.

Payroll part 1: where the software industry began.

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Thomas Otter
March 17, 2024

Bonus. Arguably the first commercial software demo.

A competition. The HR Start-up Award.

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Thomas Otter
March 15, 2024

Get your entries in. See you in Berlin.

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