Swiss-founded on-demand staffing platform Coople raises $21 million

Swiss-founded on-demand staffing platform Coople raises $21 million

Switzerland-based on-demand staffing platform Coople has landed a $21 million funding round from One Peak Partners, Goldman Sachs Private Capital, and Harbert European Growth Capital. The fresh capital injection, which brings the total amount raised by the company to $45 million, will be used for its expansion in Switzerland and the UK.

The company has also announced a few changes in top management. Coople's founder Viktor Calabrò has stepped down as CEO to become the executive chairman, as Rinaldo Olivari, previously managing director for the UK, has become the group CEO. Anthony Vaslin, previously managing director for Switzerland, has been promoted to the group COO.

Founded in 2009, Coople is an AI-powered platform that matches workers that look for flexible jobs with employers that need to hire temporary staff on short notice. It provides a comprehensive workflow for companies, from planning and recruiting to workforce management and payroll processing.

Coople states that it currently has more than 310,000 registered workers and over 14,000 businesses in Switzerland and the UK, where it launched in 2016. The company employs 140 people across its offices in London and Zurich. Its customers include Deliveroo, ZfV, Inditex, Intercontinental Hotels, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, as well as events like Silverstone Formula 1 Grand Prix, the BBC Proms, Coldplay concerts, and NFL matches at Wembley stadium.

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