WorkChew, a startup that turns hotels and restaurants into on-demand flexible workspaces, announced today that it has raised $2.5 million in an oversubscribed seed round. Harlem Capital led the deal, which included participation from Wilshire Lane Partners, Invictus Advisory Group, Techstars Ventures, and RW Capital Investments, Inc. The deal also saw individual investments from strategic angels, including Kabbage co-founder Kathryn Petralia, Etsy co-founder Chris Maguire, Kyle Tibbits of Paradox Capital, and Alex Chan, formerly of Uber.
WorkChew, founded by Maisha Burt in late 2018, allows remote professionals to find and book workspace in cities and suburbs across the US. “WorkChew is a solution that means less miles traveled for the employee, fewer dollars spent by the company on more expensive coworking space, and incremental revenue for hospitality partners,” CEO Burt said. “Innovative and forward-thinking companies are actively considering solutions that improve workforce productivity and experience away from the office.”
The new funding will be used to build out the team, product development, and marketing.