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WorkWhile raises $13 million in Series A funding to be the best place to work an hourly job

Announcing the launch of our API for labor to programmatically request staff

When we started WorkWhile, the US was essentially at full employment. We could never have imagined what would happen next: a pandemic lock down that turned the world upside down three months after signing our first pilot customer and spiked record high unemployment. But from the pandemic chaos a new order has emerged, one where essential workers are recognizing their value and demanding work that works for them.

Today, I’m thrilled to announce we have raised a $13M Series A to help us accelerate our mission of connecting the best hourly workers to the shifts that fit their skills, schedule, and location with perks and benefits they can’t get elsewhere. The fundraise was led by Reach Capital with participation from existing investors Khosla Ventures, F7 Ventures and new investors Chamaeleon, Position Ventures, and Gaingels, among others.

We’re proud to have helped thousands of workers earn millions of dollars in income during the pandemic. We’re also proud to pay them the next day, offer sick pay credit, and connect them to free telehealth services through our partnership with Curai Health.

Announcing the First API for Labor

To make it easier for our amazing customers to request staff, today we are launching the WorkWhile API. We built the API to help customers like WORLDPAC, a division of Advance Auto Parts, request the delivery drivers they need for their business. Integrating with the WorkWhile API automates staffing workflows. It eliminates the manual effort of requesting and scheduling staff and prevents human errors. For businesses with thousands of shifts across many locations, it makes life much easier.

The API also integrates with platforms like Bringg, the leading data-led delivery and fulfillment cloud platform provider. Integrations with operations and HR systems allow customers to manage their entire workforce in one place. We’re adding new integration partners all the time. If you’re interested in adding the ability to request staff directly through your platform, we’d love to chat.

Making it easier to request staff means more job opportunities for our workers.

Welcoming Reach Capital to WorkWhile

We could not be more excited to be working with Reach Capital! Jomayra Herrera has joined the board. We were impressed with Jomayra’s EdTech experience and focus on what the future of work means for deskless workers. Jomayra and Shauntel Garvey of Reach were the only investors who actually performed diligence calls with our workers, to see how they liked the platform and what it meant to them. As we continue to invest in perks and benefits for workers, including upskilling, Reach’s expertise will be invaluable. We are grateful for the continued support from our seed investors Khosla Ventures and F7 Ventures.

As a female founder, I’m also very proud that our board of directors is now 40% women.

Reaffirming our mission

At WorkWhile we have a worker-first ethos. There are 82M hourly wage earners in the US, comprising 58% of the labor force. We know having unreliable work or receiving last-minute schedule changes can result in a 70% higher chance of experiencing serious economic instability. Our mission at WorkWhile is to build technology that puts more power in the hands of workers to better plan their lives and earn a decent living. Thank you to our workers, customers, investors and partners. Our amazing team is just getting started!

If this mission resonates with you, we are hiring!




On a mission to help workers earn a better living and live better lives

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Jarah Euston

Jarah Euston

Co-founder & CEO at WorkWhile

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