In 2009, Time magazine published their first cover story on “The Future of Work.” That article fueled discussion and debate about how work was going to change following the global financial crisis (GFC).
Fast forward, nearly 15 years and the topic of work transforming continues to create both fear and inspiration. One thing is certain though. Technology innovation is impacting nearly every facet of work. Both Thomas and I have had a front row seat, watching, advising, and operating in work technologies over the last 20 years.
The Future of Work has now become an existential topic for companies all over the world. As companies seek to optimize productivity and efficiency, they are turning to a new breed of work technologies that are revolutionizing the way we work. These technologies are enabling us to do more with less, automate repetitive tasks, and collaborate seamlessly across geographies and time zones.
As venture capitalists, we’ve been closely tracking the market and believe now is time to put the spotlight on the startups that have been leading workforce transformation by delivering the most innovative technology for over a decade and are excited to share our inaugural Future of Work 100.
The companies recognized on the Future of Work 100 have raised a cumulative $30 billion in venture capital financing, with a total valuation over $200 billion. The top 10 venture-backed companies on the 2023 Future of Work 100 include:
We are proud to have 5 portfolio companies in the Future of Work 100 list including Nomi Health (#22), Degreed (#34), SmartRecruiters (#48), Oyster (#71), and TechWolf (#100). More information on the Future of Work 100 can be found at www.futureofwork100.com.