The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the way we work, with many companies adopting remote work policies to keep their employees safe. While this approach has enabled businesses to maintain operations, it has also posed significant challenges, including managing remote teams, maintaining productivity, and providing employees with opportunities for collaboration and social interaction.
In response to these challenges, Gable, a San Francisco-based startup, has developed a unique platform that enables remote workers to access a variety of office spaces and work alongside their colleagues. With Gable’s portal, employees can see where their coworkers are working that day and book a desk alongside them, while the company can manage budgets and monitor employee satisfaction.
In this article, we’ll take a closer look at Gable’s platform and explore how it is revolutionizing the world of remote work.
The Rise of Remote Work
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of remote work, with many companies realizing the benefits of this approach. Remote work offers businesses several advantages, including reduced overhead costs, improved productivity, and access to a wider talent pool.
According to a recent McKinsey survey, 98 million U.S. workers now have the option to perform their jobs remotely. However, remote work can also lead to burnout, disconnection, and disengagement. This is where Gable comes in.
The Gable Platform
Gable enables employees to search and book from thousands of available workspaces within a predetermined budget. The custom portal allows anyone from the team to invite others to join them at any location, and for employees to see where each other is working.
Companies using Gable have seen employees’ interest in coming into the office jump by 75%. Just-released features extend the ability to reserve and manage events and book a desk at the company’s permanent offices.
Gable was launched in 2020 just as COVID-19 began forcing companies to switch to remote work and fundamentally change how and where teams worked together. The solution neatly addresses pain points faced by HR, People Operations, Real Estate, and Workplace teams.
Gable sources and vets each location and lets HR and Real Estate control how much they spend on flex spaces with a pay-as-you-go model and measure the effectiveness of their real estate spending while dramatically reducing real estate costs.
The centralized management suite integrates with HRIS tools and Slack, saving People Operations tens of hours a month. Gable has rapidly grown with over 50 companies, such as Wheel and Docker, and 5,000 employees using the platform. Employees have reported a 4-5X increase in productivity, collaboration, and satisfaction.
The company was founded by Liza Mash Levin and Omri Haviv, former PM and engineering leaders at Microsoft. Their expertise and vision have enabled them to create a platform that addresses the needs of remote workers and companies alike.
Investment in Gable
Gable recently announced a $16 million funding round, co-led by SemperVirens and Foundation Capital, with participation from Tishman Speyer Ventures, Ulu Ventures, and January Ventures.
According to Colin Tobias, partner at SemperVirens, “The world of work is changing rapidly, and there is a growing need for creative and powerful solutions that help companies build connected and engaged teams while supporting flexibility. The Gable team has built a differentiated, people-focused solution, and we’re excited and proud to support them in powering the workplace of today and tomorrow.”
Gable’s innovative platform is attracting attention from investors and companies alike, as it offers a unique solution to the challenges of remote work. By providing remote employees with access to a wide range of office spaces and collaboration opportunities, Gable is helping companies to maintain productivity, foster teamwork, and support employee well-being.
Lauri Moore, partner at Foundation Capital, added, “Gable is not only building the platform—Liza, Omri, and team are leading the community for the new world of hybrid work, and we are proud to partner with them.”
Gable’s Impact on the Future of Work
As more companies adopt remote work policies, there is a growing need for flexible solutions that can support a remote workforce. Gable’s platform offers a unique approach to this challenge, enabling remote workers to access a wide range of office spaces and collaborate with their colleagues.
Gable’s platform is also benefiting companies, enabling them to manage budgets, monitor employee satisfaction, and reduce real estate costs. With Gable, companies can provide their remote employees with a more engaging and productive work experience, while also supporting their business goals.
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the trend toward remote work, and it is likely that this trend will continue in the future. Companies that adopt flexible solutions, such as Gable, will be better equipped to succeed in this new work environment and support their remote employees.
Gable’s innovative platform is revolutionizing the world of remote work, providing remote employees with access to a wide range of office spaces and collaboration opportunities. The platform is benefiting both remote workers and companies, enabling them to maintain productivity, foster teamwork, and support employee well-being.
The $16 million funding round received by Gable reflects the growing demand for flexible solutions that can support a remote workforce. As the trend toward remote work continues, companies that adopt innovative solutions, such as Gable, will be better equipped to succeed in this new work environment.
|Search and book from thousands of available workspaces within a predetermined budget||Remote employees can access a variety of office spaces and work alongside their colleagues|
|Custom portal||Anyone from the team can invite others to join them at any location, and for employees to see where each other is working|
|Centralized management suite||Integrates with HRIS tools and Slack, saving People Operations tens of hours a month|
|Reduces real estate costs||HR and Real Estate control how much they spend on flex spaces with a pay-as-you-go model|
|Measure the effectiveness of their real estate spending||Companies can monitor employee satisfaction and manage budgets|
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