Gigster has raised our Series B round, led by Redpoint Ventures.
August 29, 2017 - We’re excited to announce $20m in new funding to advance our vision of powering the world’s software development. Redpoint Ventures led the round with participation from existing investors Andreessen Horowitz & Y Combinator, as well as several incredible angels - Marc Benioff, Adam D’Angelo, and basketball legend, Michael Jordan.
Gigster has made fantastic progress since our last round of funding, growing our core team from 10 to over 60 employees, growing revenues by over 8x, and expanding from 3 to 40 enterprise clients to build the software that powers their businesses. We’re honored to be trusted partners on innovative projects like machine learning models for marketplaces, real-time analytics platforms, IoT application prototypes, fleet management systems, and medical research platforms. This new round of funding will accelerate development of our core technology platform, powering better service delivery to clients, and will help us grow our core team by 100 people in the next 12 months.
At Gigster we’re doing something bold - reimagining how software is built by combining a freelance workforce with intelligent project management tools.
We founded Gigster around the insight that top software professionals want to freelance but don’t have a good way to do it. If we can build the best place to work for freelancers, the best people will want to work with us, and we can deliver the best service for our customers. We’re honored today to work with an incredible network of talent including over 700 professional product and project managers, software engineers, and designers from places like Google, Facebook, MIT, Princeton, and NASA.Gigster team
We’re also obsessed with making software less difficult to build. Using millions of data points gathered from over 1,000 projects, we are building a suite of tools that make software development more efficient & reliable. More customers and more data enable us to discover patterns in how work is done. Patterns lead to tools for better software delivery, which leads to more, happier customers.
If you’re excited about the future of work and want to join the team reinventing software development, let’s talk.
Wall Street Journal: Freelance-Developer Marketplace Gigster Refuels in Series B.
Bloomberg: Michael Jordan Invests in Startup Gigster.
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