WorkStep is the leading Employee Lifecycle Management (ELM) software platform purpose-built for the modern supply chain.

WorkStep helps industrial workers and employers adapt in a rapidly changing labor market.

WorkStep was founded in 2017 by Dan Johnston and Justin Butler. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California, with an office in Portland, Oregon.


WorkStep uses its cloud-based Hire™ and Retain™ solutions to provide HR, recruiting and operations leaders full transparency across the employee lifecycle, helping them source, screen, onboard, train, and retain critical, non-exempt talent.


WorkStep's innovative RETAIN solution equips enterprises to engage frontline workers at scale, identify the underlying drivers of turnover, and make changes to increase retention and performance.


WorkStep is used by hundreds of manufacturing, warehousing, retail distribution, and transportation employers across North America, including NFI, Westrock, and Kroger.


WorkStep is backed by FirstMark Capital, NewRoad Capital Partners, Prologis Ventures, Social Capital, Quiet Capital, Latitude Ventures, Engage VC, and others. The company raised $25M in Series B round on Jan 13, 2022. This brings WorkStep's total funding to $42.2M to date.



  • Year founded: 2017
  • Funding Info: $42.2M over 3 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series B)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: San Francisco
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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