Remote working has transformed the landscape of the workplace indefinitely. Millions of people have a desire to continue working remotely, and with this, the need for remote-specific resources and tools have skyrocketed.
Firstbase is aiming to do just that. The company, which recently announced it closed a $13 million Series A funding round, has been working to improve the lives of remote workers after its own experience with transitioning to remote working in 2018.
Chris Herd, cofounder and CEO of Firstbase, admitted that this shift was not easy and getting workers the technology they needed, as well as receiving it back, proved to be a challenge.
In late 2019, the once fintech-focused firm pivoted its product and in March of 2020, the company had a waitlist of 600 companies.
Firstbase’s product features a software service that helps companies track and manage their hardware assets that are used by remote workers. It also provides hardware that comes pre-installed with software and helps employees receive IT support. Customers are able to use either each product alone, or purchase both software and hardware offerings.