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Read some of our most recent investments, thoughts, and companies updates

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.

Compa closes $10M Series A to fix compensation market data for the world’s best companies

Acadian Ventures
January 29, 2024

Compa raised its Series A funding led by Storm Ventures, including participation from Penny Jar Capital, HR Tech Investments (an affiliate of Indeed), NJP Ventures, Base10 Partners, and Acadian Ventures.

Compa grabs more capital amid customer quest for real-time compensation data

Acadian Ventures
January 29, 2024

Compa today announced $10 million in Series A funding. Storm Ventures led the investment with participation from Penny Jar Capital, HR Tech Investments (an affiliate of Indeed), NJP Ventures, Base10 Partners and Acadian Ventures.

Our Investment in Kombo

Thomas Otter
December 6, 2023

A summary of our investment in Kombo

Venture Capital in Silicon Valley is Broken

Jason Corsello
September 28, 2023

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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