Workbnb Announces Pre-Seed Extension to Dominate Mid-Term Rental Growth
Workbnb announces the company successfully raised substantial early-stage funding from 77 angel investors, including Techstars, the world’s largest pre-seed investor.
Workbnb, Inc., a Techstars venture backed portfolio company and graduate of the inaugural Build in Tulsa Techstars Accelerator. Today announces the company successfully raised substantial early-stage funding from 77 angel investors, including Techstars, the world’s largest pre-seed investor. Now the Las Vegas-based travel tech/prop tech startup recently announced via YouTube video a $3 Million Pre-Seed Extension through a Regulation Crowdfunding approved platform called, WeFunder.
The company’s YouTube announcement titled “WORKBNB Defies Venture Capital Trend,” refers to a damaging report about Venture Capital industry purposely overlooking minority founders published last month by TechCrunch’s senior venture capital and startups reporter, Dominic Madori-Davis. In her most recent article, she reports that "Black founders raised 0.13% of all capital allocated to U.S. startups in Q3, according to Crunchbase. That's about $39.7 million out of $29.9 billion. This number is a massive year-over-year drop, and funding to Black founders has consistently declined since 2020.”
“Our goal is to be the better storytellers raising capital 2024, and we tapped young talented UNLV students, Sean Stewart and Kavin Pitts of Reel Media, to help us implement the best of social media engagement tactics for our video to replace the boring pitch deck storytelling tactics of the past,” says Workbnb CEO, Yeves Perez.
Video link: https://youtu.be/eUkoSxEOIng?si=bReJLHscjizyoED8
“We believe we can do anything! Our app is proudly designed by black women, and we are unstoppable founders proving we belong here in the Las Vegas Tech scene! Our believers have written checks all year to support our mission to improve the lives of millions who travel for work, and now we're so close to BETA launch. "I'm eager to give the world a tool created with purpose and intention,” says Daj’Anique Staples, Workbnb’s President.
In the YouTube announcement, Workbnb touts a lengthy list of accomplishments in 2023, including becoming a proud supplier to the NFL, Daj’Anique Staples nominated for a Las Vegas Top Tech award, and landing The Penta Building Group (the official contractor for Formula One and the Las Vegas Grand Prix Paddock building) as new client with a successful test booking. “Working in the world of construction, we constantly have moving projects and remote locations that we need to work from. Staffing these projects is already difficult enough, but finding adequate housing is usually the biggest struggle. In the past, we’ve had employees step up and be willing to travel to new locations and job sites only to be disappointed by the housing that we provided to them. Having a reliable source for our housing needs has helped our company tremendously by helping improve the morale of our employees and helping our overall reputation as an employer,” says Grant Soffer, the HR generalist for The PENTA Building Group.
The company also secured a notable lead investor for its $3 Million WeFunder Pre-Seed Extension, Seth Alexander the VP of Operations for Ames Construction, a large-scale industrial General Contractor that operates in over 30 states. “I believe we must do better for traveling workers. Having traveled for construction a significant portion of my career I think the technology of today can lead to more economical housing solutions for companies, better experiences for employees, and higher, more secure returns for property owners,” says Alexander.
To learn more visit: https://wefunder.com/workbnb
Workbnb is a Techstars Venture backed, B2B SAAS travel platform on a mission to accelerate the proliferation of workforce rental homes and improve the lives of millions traveling for work in the United States.