Shiftgig Raises $20M in Series C

What does Shiftgig do?

Shiftgig, is a company which helps millions of people with millions of shifts, all through its app. It is the easiest and smartest way for the hourly businesses and workforce for connecting. They are a mobile marketplace which completely vets and does background checking on workers, which they call Specialists, who can then pick shifts on its mobile application and work where, when and for whom they want. Their clients love this app because it can manage their temporary labor from its business app. The app is working currently with the biggest brands in the hospitality, food service, warehouse, retail and experimental marketing industries.

How much Shiftgig was funded?

The company raised $20M in Series C on January 17, 2017 from KDWC Ventures,  FJ Labs, GGV Capital and DRW Venture Capital

Previous funding

$3M in Series A on November 6, 2012 from FireStarter Fund, Red Barn Investments, Jumpstart Ventures, Lakewest Venture Partners and Chicago Ventures.

$11M in Series A on December 4, 2014 from Chicago Ventures, FireStarter Fund, KGC Capital, Corazon Capital, DRW Venture Capital, Garland Capital Group,  GGV Capital and Lakewest Venture Partners

$22M in Series B on November 24, 2015 from FJ Labs, GGV Capital, Fabrice Grinda, KGC Capital, Renren Inc., Garland Capital Group, Chicago Ventures, Wicklow Capital, DRW Venture Capital, Jose Marin, Pritzker Group Venture Capital and Lakewest Venture Partners

What is next for Shiftgig?

The company plans on adding a hundred more employees this years, mainly in marketing, sales, technology and operation roles. In December last year the company launched Shiftgig Upskilling, a free internal platform which offers videos for teaching shift workers new skills. It is working on more content tailored for skills different companies want their workers to have.

More about Shiftgig

Shiftgig was founded in 2012 by Eddie Lou. It has its headquarters in Chicago, Illinois.