Gigged.AI, a London, UK-based tech-driven talent search company that provides a digital sourcing platform, secured £1.6 million in seed funding.
The round was led by Par Equity, alongside existing investor Techstart Ventures, Edinburgh-based strategic design firm Nile HQ, and a number of entrepreneurs.
The company plans to grow its team over the next twelve months, remotely in addition to its Glasgow and London hubs and has a number of partnerships and contract wins in the pipeline this year.
Gigged.AI CEO and co-founder Rich Wilson said: “The ‘Great Resignation’ has seen millions of people quit their jobs every month, as they leave to seek more flexibility and better opportunity. “When you look at Gen Z, almost two out of three now engage in freelance work, and within our own talent community on the platform, we are seeing around 70 percent of people with second jobs, or ‘side hustles’ as they’re commonly known.”
Gigged.AI deploys AI-matching algorithms to help businesses source and onboard on-demand tech talent while enabling SMEs and larger corporates to retain existing staff.
Clients signed up to the platform include the BBC, ATOS, Webhelp, Skyscanner, FanDuel, and the University of Edinburgh.
Company: Gigged LTD
Round: Seed Round
Funding Month: January 2023
Lead Investors: Par Equity
Additional Investors: Techstart Ventures and Nile HQ
Company Website: https://gigged.ai/
Software Category: Recruitment Software
About the Company: Founded in 2021 by Rich Wilson and Craig Short, Gigged.AI is a direct sourcing platform that connects companies with expert tech talent through its AI-driven internal and open talent marketplace software. Its software matches people equipped with relevant technology skills to suitable hiring companies. It also provides an overview of a business’s current talent capabilities to prevent unnecessary hires where possible. The company partnered with some of the UK’s most innovative companies and agencies to create a platform fit for the future.