There are an estimated 1,2 billion freelancers around the world - nearly 1/3 of the total global workforce. Freelancing is on the rise, along with remote work, growing three times faster than the traditional workforce. The growth of the freelance workforce is three times faster than the traditional workforce.
To cash in on the rising trend, Ukraine-based back office SaaS provider for freelance professionals, Workee has raised $600,000 funding. The round was led by Lighthouse Ventures. Other investors in the round include BRISE Capital, Startup Wise Guys, and Ihar Mahaniok, founder of Geek Ventures.
The funding will be used to continue the company’s growth in the U.S. freelance market.
Founded in 2020 by Ihor Bauman, Artem Kanaki and Yevhen Kyselov, the Kiev-based startup has seen over 3000 sign ups. In 2022, the company is planning to triple its team to support the rapid growth of the platform’s active user base to over 50,000.
Talking about the funding, Ihor Bauman, CEO of Workee said: “We aim to establish our presence as the default back office software to make working online easy. To deliver the simplest way to run a freelance business online, we design sophisticated systems that focus on functionality and connectivity with other external tools for optimisation of workflows and promotion to reach larger audiences.”
The startup helps freelancers like coaches, health experts, consultants, tutors, and lawyers, to manage their client appointments, accounting, invoices, clients, and workflow in one place. The no-code software enables professionals to create their personal brand website automatically, without any coding experience, and then to efficiently connect the website to their back office management through Workee platform.