Firstbase Raises Funds to Build Platform for Modern Work

Firstbase, a provider of remote infrastructure for global teams, announced a $50 million Series B round led by Kleiner Perkins, bringing the company’s total funding raised to date to $65 million.

Existing investors participating in the round include: Andreessen HorowitzAlpaca VC, and Forum Ventures.

Founded in late 2019,  Firstbase’s business has scaled rapidly to address the demand for companies to enable employees to do great work from anywhere. The fresh capital will continue to fuel the company’s aggressive hiring, product development, operations and geographic expansion.

Firstbase is building the Employee Experience Management (EXM) platform for modern work. This EXM platform provides remote infrastructure as a service, automating the onboarding and offboarding of employees and management and upgrades of all physical equipment.

From laptops and monitors to ergonomic seating, connected exercise equipment and flattering lighting, businesses of all sizes rely on Firstbase to provide employees access to the tools they need. In addition to handling the deployment of assets, Firstbase manages IT installation and upgrades, ongoing repairs, culture and perks, as well as asset collection when a worker leaves.

“The Great Reset is underway for today’s workforce. The millions of people who left unfulfilling jobs are in search of new opportunities with greater flexibility,” said Chris Herd, co-founder and CEO of Firstbase. “The ability to work remotely is no longer a perk, it’s a requirement, differentiating companies in recruiting and helping them retain and attract great employees. Going remote is broken. It’s expensive and time-consuming and can lead to bad employee experiences. Businesses need to adjust everything from HR to IT to facilities to efficiently offer a seamless, enjoyable employee experience.”

The Firstbase EXM platform centralizes and automates remote worker onboarding, shaving hours of time and thousands of dollars for every worker it services. The subscription-based process allows a company to create a unique catalog of available inventory where individual workers can select the equipment they need to do their job.

The ability to design a workspace with minimal distractions maximizes a sense of belonging and connectedness to colleagues, regardless of location. Dedicated space also provides greater clarity between work and home life, lines that became too blurred for many over the course of the pandemic. Once equipment is selected, every aspect of order fulfillment and delivery is outsourced and handled by

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