expertlead, a Berlin, Germany-based global community of tech freelancers, raised €7m in Series A funding.
The round was led by Acton Capital with participation from strategic investor SEEK and Rocket Internet.
The company intends to use the funds for international growth as well as to further the automation of its products.
Founded in January 2018 by Alexander Schlomberg and Arne Hosemann, expertlead provides companies with access to a global pool of qualified tech freelancers and to deliver their tech roadmaps, avoiding complex candidate quality screening processes.
Companies looking for expert tech talent can upload their requests free of charge on expertlead’s platform and receive suitable candidates’ profiles within 48 hours.
The company supports freelance tech professionals in all stages of self-employment – from project acquisition and administrative tasks to continuous training and peer-to-peer learning.
Working together with its community and using proprietary coding tests as well as technical interview processes, expertlead vets and selects senior developers, data science experts, experienced product/project managers as well as proficient UI/UX designers.
Launched in 2018, expertlead currently employs around 40 people. Clients range from leading multinationals such as Lufthansa, Daimler and Deutsche Bank, as well as numerous tech companies and startups.