Oyster, the global HR platform and Employer Of Record that empowers the hiring of distributed teams across borders, today announced $150 Million in Series C funding. The funding also establishes Oyster as a unicorn less than two years after our launch.
We were the first investor in Oyster, and as such, we’re obviously thrilled for the Oyster team about this milestone — but we’re not surprised. We’ve in fact believed in the Oyster vision and mission since inception — before Covid, before the world moved to remote work overnight. Call it having a prepared mind about the Future of Work theme; a mix of luck, instinct, and conviction; or simply an unabashed crush on Oyster’s founder, Tony Jamous; it feels like our paths were meant to cross.
As Oyster’s Seed Investor of Record (pun intended 😎), we’ve already written a lot about Connect and Oyster’s journey together.
At seed, I detailed why we invested in Oyster. At Series A, I shared the 10 moves Oyster made to land Emergence and Jason Green as the leading partner. And I recorded an intimate fireside chat with Tony about the company’s beginnings, inspiration, and beliefs.