Deel Raises $425M in Series D Funding to Continue Transforming the Future of Work
With a $5.5B valuation, Deel cements its position as the highest valued company in the global hiring, payments, and compliance space
This new funding round was led by US-based Coatue, with partners Rahul Kishore and Lucas Swisher leading the deal. Several new and existing investors also participated in this round, including Altimeter Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, the YC Continuity Fund, Spark Capital, Greenbay Ventures, Neo, and over 40 of the world’s leading operators.
Since Deel’s inception in 2019, the team - growing from four to 400 employees - has been on a mission to make remote work more accessible for teams and businesses everywhere in the world and build the best employee onboarding experience on the market. Today, Companies are reimagining what new flexible work arrangements look like to acquire and retain top talent. Deel eliminates remote hiring obstacles and creates an opportunity for all with a platform, tools, and flexibility built for teams to thrive whenever and wherever they want to work.
Deel serves more than 4,500 customers worldwide from names like Coinbase, Intercom and Shopify in over 150 countries. Whether a company is looking to adopt a hybrid or fully remote work environment or source talent from across the world, Deel’s technology offers unmatched payroll, HR, compliance, perks, benefits, and other capabilities needed to hire and manage a global team—something businesses would have required an entire in-house team to take care of prior. With Deel, businesses can hire employees and contractors compliantly without needing a local entity in less than 5 minutes. Companies can also pay teams in more than 120 currencies with just a click.
“We had been tracking Deel since 2020 and were impressed by Alex and Shuo’s vision,” said Rahul Kishore, a Senior Managing Director at Coatue. “As we learned more about Deel, we became excited by their increased and impressive scale and believe we are in the early innings of what the team is capable of.” Lucas Swisher, a General Partner at Coatue who co-led the round, added, “We were then impressed by how the platform was able to distill something so overwhelming into a tool anyone can use to take global employment from dream to reality.”
“The way people work is fundamentally changing. And it’s never going back,” said Deel CEO Alex Bouaziz. “We founded Deel because we didn’t want hiring or payments to prevent businesses from building the best global teams and finding the best global talent. We’re going to keep challenging the norms of how companies operate and continue building tools that shape the future of work.”
“We've been on board with Deel since the start and seen how they transformed and developed tools in record time to help create a better experience for businesses and their teams,“ said Anish Acharya, general partner at Andreessen Horowitz. ”The future is bright for Deel, but even brighter for the international teams they’re helping unlock across the globe."
Deel is a leading global compliance and payroll solution that helps businesses hire anyone, anywhere. Deel’s technology offers unmatched payroll, HR, compliance, perks, benefits, and other capabilities needed to hire and manage a global team.
Using a tech-enabled self-serve process, Deel’s customers can hire independent contractors and full-time employees in over 150 countries, compliantly and in minutes. With more than 250 legal, accounting, mobility, and tax experts as partners, Deel enables any business to create, sign and send compliant localized contracts from a library of templates and pay teams in more than 120 currencies with just a click.
Founded in 2019 by Alex Bouaziz and Shuo Wang, Deel is a fully distributed company with employees based worldwide. Learn more about Deel here. https://www.letsdeel.com/
Coatue is one of the largest technology investment platforms in the world with over $45 billion in assets under management. Our dedicated team of engineers and data scientists work closely with investment professionals to add value to founders and executive teams in our portfolio. With venture, growth and public funds, we back entrepreneurs from around the globe and at every stage of growth. Some of our private investments have included Airtable, Ant Financial, Anaplan, ByteDance, Chime, Databricks, DoorDash, Instacart, Meituan, Snap, Snowflake and Spotify.
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