Shiftgig

Shiftgig connects hourly workers and businesses through a mobile application. Aiming to streamline and modernize the traditional staffing industry, [1] it develops an employment-related mobile application, where employees can claim jobs in real-time. [2] Shiftgig’s product and business model. LinkedIn [2] and Uber . [1]

The company was listed among Business Insiders magazine’s “25 Coolest New Businesses In Chicago”. [3] Shiftgig was also included in CIO ‘ s “10 Hot Social Media Startups to Watch”. [4]

Overview

Shiftgig was conceived by entrepreneurs Eddie Lou, Jeff Pieta and Sean Casey, seeking to build a community for a user segment by existing professional networks. [5] [6] In the past, Craigslist or directly inquiring business by business. [5] Shiftgig seeks to consolidate the posting and search for jobs in this segment, offering immediate results. [7] In this fashion, the company falls dans le definition of an on-demand mobile service , defined as “qui aggregate consumer demand apps on mobile devices, purpose That Fulfill Demand through offline services.” [8]

Company

Timeline and Growth

Launched in Chicago in January 2012, Shiftgig has since expanded nationwide. [9] In October 2012, Shiftgig raised $ 3 million in its Series A round of funding. [10] In November 2014, Shiftgig raised $ 10 million from Garland Funds (of Huron Consulting Group ), among other Chicago-based investors. [11] In March 2015, Shiftgig expanded to Dallas, Texas, [12] with shots of Expanding to 3 to 5 more cities dans le year. [11]

On November 24, 2015, Shiftgig Inc. announced its $ 22 million in Series B venture funding, led by Renren Inc. to expand its mobile marketplace. [13]

Dated Users Businesses Source
October 2012 100,000 4,000 Chicago Tribune [10]
December 2013 500,000 14,000 Forbes [14]
March 2015 1.3 million 27,000 Dallas Business Journal [12]

Locations

  • Chicago, Illinois
  • New York City, New York
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Houston, Texas
  • Miami, Florida
  • Memphis, Tennessee
  • Phoenix
  • Tempe, Arizona
  • Tampa, Florida
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Nashville, Tennessee

References

  1. ^ Jump up to:a b Pletz, John. “Shiftgig’s talent pool provides a ready Bullpen for events” . Crain Communications Inc. Crain’s business chicago . Retrieved 9 April 2015 .
  2. ^ Jump up to:a b Reim, Garrett. “Shiftgig raises $ 10M entirely from Chicago investors to build a LinkedIn for service jobs” . Built in Chicago . Built in Chicago . Retrieved 9 April 2015 .
  3. Jump up^ Stanger, Melissa (24 October 2012). “The 25 Coolest New Businesses In Chicago” . Business Insider . Retrieved 14 November 2012 .
  4. Jump up^ Vance, Jeff (17 April 2013). “10 Hot Social Media Startups to Watch” . CIO . Retrieved 22 May 2014 .
  5. ^ Jump up to:a b Loizos, Connie (November 6, 2012). “With a Fresh $ 3 Million, Shiftgig Builds a Blue Collar Jobs Network” . PeHUB . Retrieved 14 November 2012 .
  6. Jump up^ “Shiftgig: Our Story” . Retrieved 15 November 2012 .
  7. Jump up^ Ytuarte, Chris (July 2012). “Personalize Your Personal” . Bar Business Magazine . Retrieved 15 November 2012 .
  8. Jump up^ Schlafman, Steve. “Uberification of the US Service Economy” . Mindful VC . Tumblr . Retrieved 9 April 2015 .
  9. Jump up^ “Shiftgig: About Us” . Retrieved 14 November 2012 .
  10. ^ Jump up to:a b Harris, Melissa (31 October 2012). “Shiftgig raises $ 3 million in funding” . Chicago Tribune . Retrieved 14 November 2012 .
  11. ^ Jump up to:a b Pletz, John (November 14, 2014). “Shiftgig raises $ 10 million from Holdren, Kiphart” . Crain Communication, Inc. Crain’s Chicago Business . Retrieved 10 April 2015 .
  12. ^ Jump up to:a b Abril, Danielle. “Chicago startup’s new Dallas office to offer marketplace of work shifts” . American City Business Journals. Dallas Business Journal . Retrieved 10 April 2015 .
  13. Jump up^ Kolodny, Lora (2015-11-24). “Shiftgig Raises $ 22 Million to Match Hourly Workers to Local Jobs” . Retrieved 2015-11-24 .
  14. Jump up^ Robehmed, Natalie (16 December 2013). “The hottest startups of 2013” . Forbes . Retrieved 22 May 2014 .

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