anywell Emerges from Stealth to Help Companies Transit to Hybrid Work

anywell emerged from stealth this week to announce it has raised a $10M Series A round and rolled out its offering in New York and Israel. The Series A round, along with a previously undisclosed $5 million seed round, was led by Pitango and Viola Ventures with other participants including Emerge, bringing anywell’s total amount raised to $15 million.

anywell helps companies transition to a hybrid work model by enabling employees to work from spaces in their local communities. The company will use the investment to expand its rollout in major cities worldwide.

While research indicates that 78 percent of workers want location flexibility in their jobs, 58 percent of them have an option for hybrid work, with a combination of office and remote work. Employers seeking to accommodate these expectations are struggling to develop hybrid work plans that enhance productivity while promoting employee wellness.

The binary choice of working at the office or from home is inadequate for a post-pandemic workforce, and anywell meets this challenge with its Workplace-as-a-Service solution allowing for a more flexible, hybrid work experience. Through its app-based system, the company combines the perks of in-office amenities with flexibility and an emphasis on employee satisfaction to create a future of work that works for everyone.

“The pandemic has accelerated a permanent shift in demand among employees for flexible work and a healthier work-life balance, and anywell helps companies navigate this changing business landscape whether they’re hybrid or fully remote,” said CEO and co-founder of anywell, Gadi Royz. “After two years of working from home, employees want the freedom to work from anywhere, and with generous backing from our investors, we plan to lead the charge for a more flexible, human-centric and productive future of work for all.”

With expenses covered by employers, employees (members) can use anywell’s on-demand app to choose a participating local venue to work from on any given day – e.g., a local café, hotel rooftop – to maximize productivity and be inspired by a change of scenery without any hassle. anywell guarantees on-site business amenities including seating, WIFI-access, power, printers, tech kits, meal plans and more, enabling members to work from anywhere and feel more productive, connected and inspired in their work.

Employers who offer the service find they retain and attract top talent, optimize productivity, give back to the community and boost company culture, while anywell businesses (Hosts) benefit from the service by guaranteeing advance bookings, managing cash-flow with more confidence and better understanding customer traffic. Using this model, Hosts get paid by the hour and can ensure a steady stream of customers and revenue.

anywell has a market presence in Israel and New York and has partnered with more than 200 hosts, ranging from cafes and co-working spaces to hotels, gyms and more. The company has plans to expand into other major U.S. and international cities this year.