A new platform designed to help companies hire UK digital talent has been launched by tech startup Gigged.AI.
The launch of the platform comes as the remote working trend, which started in reaction to the pandemic, is likely to continue.
It was made possible after receiving funding in 2020 from Innovate UK. Gigged.AI went on to receive the top rating from the innovation agency against over 1,500 other completed projects.
Gigged.AI founders Rich Wilson and Craig Short are aiming to take on larger players in a market that McKinsey estimates will total $2.7 trillion by 2025.
Wilson, a former senior executive with Gartner and a current board member with The Data Lab, said: “After a decade spent in leadership roles in HR and staffing, I knew technology could vastly improve the on-boarding of on-demand talent.
“The whole dynamic has shifted even further since the pandemic, and we’ve been able to take our vision through to market entry because of the hard work of our chief technology officer Craig Short and his team. With as much as 90 per cent of work being done remotely, we’re already helping clients find the best digital talent much faster than ever before”
In March, John Brodie was appointed as Gigged.AI’s Non-executive Chairman and the company is now targeting an investment round of up to £1 million to support ongoing product development, grow its team and open an office in London.
He said: “The future of work and the gig economy are hot topics right now and Gigged.AI is an innovative product with huge growth potential. The team has achieved a lot in a short space of time, and I’m excited to help support Rich, Craig and the team through their next phase of growth.”
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In January, Angela Brown, formerly finance director at Symphonic Software, acquired by Ping in November 2020, was appointed as Gigged.AI’s CFO.
In addition to hiring over ten additional people to the Gigged.AI team before the end of the year, the company is also planning to launch an internal talent marketplace product for larger enterprises by the beginning of 2022.
Wilson added: “Overall, our vision is to accelerate the future of work to ensure clients and on-demand talent have a simple and effective way to connect and work together in a post-Covid 19 economy that has changed monumentally over the last fifteen months.”