Gigwalk has raised $6 Million in Series A venture funding, with the addition of August Capital to existing investors Greylock, Harrison Metal, SoftTech VC, Founder Collective, and AdMob founder Omar Hamoui.
Gigwalk’s mobile work marketplace gives businesses instant access to talented, smartphone-enabled workers across the country. This round of funding will be used to extend and enhance Gigwalk’s marketplace and mobile technology, says the company.
Gigwalk has named former VP of Business Development Bob Bahramipour as CEO to increase its focus on scaling customer acquisition and operations, while CTO and Co-founder Matt Crampton will be expanding his role to CTO and Head of Product.
Businesses post Gigs, such as mystery shopping, store audits, field photography, and so on through Gigwalk.com. These are instantly delivered to user’s phones through the Gigwalk app, where users can earn money by completing the Gigs. Gigwalk recently launched one of its largest Gigs, expanding a relationship with Microsoft’s Bing that will place over 100,000 photo-capture Gigs in 3,500 cities across the country. Individuals have earned up to $14,000 on Gigwalk since 2011.
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