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Investing in the Future of Work


Workbox was founded to transform how value is created in the modern-day workplace.
Our venture business is focused on accelerating the growth of companies that also aim to
reshape the future of work in a post-pandemic world.

Workbox Ventures is a lead investor of Series Seed and Series A stage businesses that are disrupting the workplace landscape in the following three categories:

Human Capital


The journey for an early stage company is long and requires more than a check. We place a high value on long-term, relationship-based partnerships to drive value. Workbox’s mission is predicated on helping businesses succeed, and we heavily leverage our member platform, guided programming, and institutional relationships to ensure portfolio companies reach their full potential.

Our portfolio companies benefit from the greater Workbox platform and networking infrastructure in several ways.

Workbox Ventures event on Zoom

Programming & Support

We provide extensive ongoing support, programming, and resources for all of our portfolio companies to utilize virtually.

  • Outsourced operating services
  • Educational programming and discussion forums
  • Connection coordination

Founder & Investor Network

We offer a robust platform to connect you with other in-network founders, advisors, capital partners, and LPs.

  • 100+ Founders across the platform
  • 40+ External VC and real estate partners
  • 30+ Expert advisors

In-Person Connection

We have a rapidly growing physical presence that portfolio companies can leverage to make personal connections and accelerate business development.

  • Growing office footprint
  • Networking events for Founders
  • Event and meeting space


Workbox Ventures founding partners have been in the game for over 35 years as both investors and entrepreneurs. Originally colleagues at Brookfield Asset Management, John and Kyle rejoined forces at Workbox to raise the bar on the level of service provided to early stage companies by a venture partner.

We have created a two-pronged plaftorm that 1) provides LP investors with more intimate insight into their investments and 2) immerses our portfolio companies in a network of ongoing support to help them navigate rapid change. Workbox Ventures benefits from a seamless integration of powerful partnerships, a robust founder focused network, and a rapidly expanding physical presence.

Phillip Leslie

Managing Partner

Phillip Leslie is Managing Partner at Workbox Ventures, where he seeks to grow the firm’s impact on the Future of…

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John Wallace

General Partner

John Wallace is a Co-Founder of Workbox and General Partner of Workbox Ventures. John has been investing for over 20…

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Kyle O'Connor

General Partner

Kyle O’Connor is the CFO of Workbox and General Partner of Workbox Ventures. Kyle has been investing in and structuring…

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