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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:
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.
We provide extensive ongoing support, programming, and resources for all of our portfolio companies to utilize virtually.
We offer a robust platform to connect you with other in-network founders, advisors, capital partners, and LPs.
We have a rapidly growing physical presence that portfolio companies can leverage to make personal connections and accelerate business development.
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 is Managing Partner at Workbox Ventures, where he seeks to grow the firm’s impact on the Future of…
Phillip Leslie is Managing Partner at Workbox Ventures, where he seeks to grow the firm’s impact on the Future of Work, by managing relationships with limited partners, nurturing proprietary deal flow, evaluating investment opportunities, and supporting portfolio companies. Previously, Phillip was Managing Director at TechNexus, a multistage firm with a portfolio of 125+ ventures including investments at the Seed and Series A stages. Earlier, Phillip grew and sold two B2B SaaS ventures – RIVS Digital Interviews / interviewstream (HR Tech), and ProOnGo (FinTech). Phillip started his career at Microsoft, working on commercializing some of the earliest IoT technologies.
Phillip holds an MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Computer Science degree from Purdue.
John Wallace is a Co-Founder of Workbox and General Partner of Workbox Ventures. John has been investing for over 20…
John Wallace is a Co-Founder of Workbox and General Partner of Workbox Ventures. John has been investing for over 20 years leading investment strategies and teams in Asia, Europe, and the US at the Director and Managing Director level. He has worked at some of the largest investment managers in the world, including Brookfield Asset Management and LaSalle Investment Management, and was responsible for managing AUM ranging between $500 million and $8 billion. John has also gained his entrepreneurial degree from the “School of Hard Knocks” as Founder of Workbox, which has raised $8 million to date and taken significant market share in the flexible office sector.
John holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, BS from the University of Maryland, and is a CFA Charterholder.
Kyle O’Connor is the CFO of Workbox and General Partner of Workbox Ventures. Kyle has been investing in and structuring…
Kyle O’Connor is the CFO of Workbox and General Partner of Workbox Ventures. Kyle has been investing in and structuring private market investment deals for over 15 years. He has worked at some of the largest investment firms in the world, including Brookfield Asset Management and Guggenheim Partners, working on diligence and structuring on multibillion dollar acquisitions across real estate, professional sports and technology industries. Kyle’s entrepreneurial experience centers around setting the front of house team up for success and raising capital.
Kyle holds an MS from the University of Notre Dame, BS from Purdue University, and is a Registered CPA.
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