Chicago-based Workbox launches new venture capital arm led by Phillip Leslie


CHICAGO, October 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — work boxthe Chicagospecialist flexible office operator, today announced the launch of Workbox Ventures, the brand’s new venture capital arm focused on future of work. Workbox Ventures will be led by Philippe Lesliewho joined the firm as managing partner.

The company is looking to grow this fund at a time when businesses are faced with the reality that pre-pandemic processes, tools and traditions are unlikely to return to their former form. Companies must learn to empower their teams, achieve strong financial performance and provide the right physical resources to their teams within the new expectations of employees, partners and customers. Workbox Ventures seeks to invest around three main areas:

  • HR Technology: businesses that address game-changing challenges in how enterprises enable distributed teams to build trust, share experiences, learn, and perform.
  • Fintech: companies tackling the nuanced interplay between strategy and financial performance in teams whose goals are more ambitious than ever, requiring new approaches to collaboration as physical proximity is far from guaranteed.
  • Property Technology: companies that are turning flexible working, coworking and hybrid working into a competitive advantage no one saw coming, allowing large companies to tap into new talent pools and equip teams with the physical resources they need , wherever they are.

“Workbox has become the modern workplace for many high performing companies. Our venture capital arm seeks to become a key capital partner for companies with the greatest positive impact on this next generation of high-performing companies,” said Philippe Leslie, Managing Partner. “We are thrilled to be part of the growth story of companies that are leading the way into the future of work.”

Prior to Workbox Ventures, Phillip’s career spanned the worlds of corporate, startups and investing, with time spent leading technology teams at Microsoft, building and selling businesses in technology areas. HR and fintech – including ProOnGo and InterviewStream – and investing in companies as a director. Director at TechNexus.

John Wallacethe CEO and co-founder of Workbox added: “Philippe Leslie brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience both as an entrepreneur and as an investor. We are excited about all the synergies that Phillip and Workbox Ventures add to our entire organization, creating a value proposition unmatched in today’s ecosystem. »

To learn more about Workbox Ventures, visit

About Workbox

Workbox Holdings, Inc. is a specialized flexible desktop operator that provides professionals with a diverse platform to connect both in person and virtually. In addition to traditional office spaces and coworking solutions, Chicagooffers direct access to a range of investors, strategic advice vetted by experienced mentors and professional specialists, and an unparalleled community of growing businesses.

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