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Investments

30

Portfolio Exits

1

Funds

3

About Stride.VC

Stride.VC is targeting seed stage startups with a strong focus on the U.K.

Stride.VC Headquarter Location

35 Portman Square

Marylebone, England, W1H 6LR,

United Kingdom

+44-7884-866-399

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Latest Stride.VC News

Hofy Raises $15.2 mln In Funding To Make Remote Working Easier Than Ever

Oct 19, 2021

Hofy Raises $15.2 mln In Funding To Make Remote Working Easier Than Ever By Juan Fajardo Juan Fajardo has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team Hofy Raises $15.2 mln In Funding To Make Remote Working Easier Than Ever By Juan Fajardo Juan Fajardo has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team Hofy, a SaaS startup based in London, has secured $15.2 million in funding to allow companies to easily provide new hires with the hardware they need to work remotely. With participation from Stride.VC, Kindred Capital, Activum SG Ventures, TrueSight Ventures, 20 VC, and Day One Ventures, as well as prominent angel investors like Ed Lando […] / share Published on October 19, 2021 Hofy, a SaaS startup based in London, has secured $15.2 million in funding to allow companies to easily provide new hires with the hardware they need to work remotely. With participation from Stride.VC, Kindred Capital, Activum SG Ventures, TrueSight Ventures, 20 VC, and Day One Ventures, as well as prominent angel investors like Ed Lando and Azeem Azhar, the round brings the startup out of stealth. Fred Destin, Founder at Stride.VC., referred to the firm’s decision to fund the startup by stating: “Remote, hybrid and distributed work is here to stay and organizations need scalable ways to attract and retain the best talent who demand flexibility. Any business wanting to succeed in the global economy needs to be able to attract global top talent, and in order to do so they can no longer offer a second-class experience to employees outside of the Bay Area or London. Hofy democratizes the employee experience and delivers a memorable first day on the job for everyone, which has a huge impact on culture, productivity and compliance.” Founded in 2020, Holy is looking to facilitate remote working by allowing employers to easily rent, manage, and recover hardware for their remote working teams in a matter of seconds. The platform not only covers hardware ranging from laptops to chairs but also offers global coverage, allowing companies to truly take advantage of remote working to take their hiring to a new level. Sami Bouremoum, Hofy CEO and Co-Founder, said about this mission: “Improving the remote employee experience is vital to building the workplace of the future. The world has shifted from a myriad of local talent pools into a single, increasingly competitive global talent pool. Hofy makes it easy for companies to onboard new hires anywhere in the world by setting up their home offices in just a few clicks – ensuring they feel as excited for their first day, ergonomically comfortable, and productive working remotely as they would in a traditional office, no matter where they’re located.” With companies around the world debating about having their employees return to the office as COVID19 vaccination efforts progress, millions of workers have expressed their dissatisfaction with the idea. 1 in 3 workers has stated that they would rather look for a new job that allows them to work remotely than return to the office. This has prompted companies to rethink how work is done, with many opting to transition to remote work in a permanent manner. This trend has resulted in great momentum for Hofy over the past 5 months, having grown its revenue by more than 10x while operating in stealth, with its user base more than tripling during the same period. By reducing the costs and effort associated with provisioning new remote hires, the startup is aiming to become a major player while boosting the adoption of remote working by providing global coverage and lifetime support. Tags

Stride.VC Investments

30 Investments

Stride.VC has made 30 investments. Their latest investment was in Hofy as part of their Seed VC on October 10, 2021.

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Stride.VC Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

10/20/2021

Seed VC

Hofy

$15.2M

Yes

3

10/13/2021

Series A

Jow

$20M

No

3

10/7/2021

Series A

Cord

$17.5M

Yes

2

10/6/2021

Series B

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$99M

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10

9/17/2021

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

Date

10/20/2021

10/13/2021

10/7/2021

10/6/2021

9/17/2021

Round

Seed VC

Series A

Series A

Series B

Seed VC

Company

Hofy

Jow

Cord

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Amount

$15.2M

$20M

$17.5M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

No

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

3

3

2

10

10

Stride.VC Portfolio Exits

1 Portfolio Exit

Stride.VC has 1 portfolio exit. Their latest portfolio exit was Cazoo on August 27, 2021.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

8/27/2021

Reverse Merger

$991

3

Date

8/27/2021

Exit

Reverse Merger

Companies

Valuation

$991

Acquirer

Sources

3

Stride.VC Fund History

3 Fund Histories

Stride.VC has 3 funds, including Stride Fund II.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

5/3/2021

Stride Fund II

$141M

1

7/21/2020

Stride Fund 1

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$99M

10

10/15/2018

Stride Capital Fund I

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$99M

10

Closing Date

5/3/2021

7/21/2020

10/15/2018

Fund

Stride Fund II

Stride Fund 1

Stride Capital Fund I

Fund Type

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Status

Amount

$141M

$99M

$99M

Sources

1

10

10

Stride.VC Team

3 Team Members

Stride.VC has 3 team members, including undefined undefined, undefined.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Frederic Destin

Founder

Current

Fred Destin

Founder

Current

Harry Stebbings

Atomico, Balderton Capital, and Wired

Founder

Current

Name

Frederic Destin

Fred Destin

Harry Stebbings

Work History

Atomico, Balderton Capital, and Wired

Title

Founder

Founder

Founder

Status

Current

Current

Current

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