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Phillip Leslie has joined Workbox as managing director of its new venture capital arm

Workbox Launches Venture Capital Arm Focused on Future of Work

Workbox, the Chicago-based specialized flexible office operator, has launched Workbox Ventures, the brand’s new venture capital arm focused on the “Future of Work.” Workbox Ventures will be led by Phillip Leslie, who has joined the firm as managing partner, and seeks to invest around HR technology, financial technology and property technology. 

The firm seeks to grow this fund at a time when businesses face the reality that pre-pandemic processes, tools, and traditions are unlikely to return in their prior form. Businesses must learn to empower their teams, achieve strong financial performance, and provide the right physical resources to their teams within the framework of new expectations from employees, partners and clients, said Workbox. 

“Workbox has become the modern-day workplace for many high-performing companies,” said Leslie. “Our venture arm seeks to become a key capital partner for ventures having the greatest positive impact on this next generation of high-performing companies.” 

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