Workstream is an automated hiring platform for companies employing hourly workers - retail, restaurants, cafes, logistic companies, hospitality firms, and on-demand startups.

Workstream's an end-to-end software solution to help small-and-medium businesses fill open positions.

Workstream was founded in 2017 by Desmond Lim, Lei Xu and Ruoyu Wang. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California.


Workstream automates a lot of the processes that usually take place over the span of a few weeks. The company's technology can help businesses save 70% time on hiring. It also adds transparency by providing a platform to make conversation between seekers and employers more accessible.

Workstream's core customer is hiring managers in industries that have large turnover, like hospitality, restaurant, supermarket and delivery businesses.

Workstream currently has 5,000 hiring managers it works with, including franchise businesses like Jamba Juice and Dunkin’ Donuts. The company is finding inbound interest from medical and manufacturing companies, too.


Workstream is backed by Founders Fund, Charles River Ventures, Basis Set Ventures, Affirm CEO Max Levchin; DoorDash CEO Tony Xu and others. The company raised $10M in a Series A round on May 12, 2020. This brings Workstream's total funding to $12.5M to date.



  • Year founded: 2017
  • Funding Info: $12.5M over 2 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series A)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: San Francisco
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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