Moonlighting, a Charlottesville, VA-based nationwide mobile marketplace where anyone can hire or be hired in any community in the country, closed an $1.9M in funding.
The round was led by The McClatchy Company (NYSE:MNI), which will integrate Moonlighting into its print and digital properties located in 28 U.S. markets and 14 states, joined by New Richmond Ventures (NRV), the Baltimore Angels and Millennial Media Founder Paul Palmieri. Christian A. Hendricks, Vice President, Interactive Media at McClatchy, was recently appointed to Moonlighting’s Board of Directors along with Ted Chandler, Jr., Co-Founder and Principal at NRV.
The new financing will support the company’s product expansion, market development and continued nationwide growth to more than 2,000 communities.
Led by CEO and co-founder Jeff Tennery, Moonlighting is a mobile, on-demand application that allows people to earn extra money and get tasks done instantly. It creates a virtual marketplace for individuals and small businesses, enabling communication between those needing a task done and those capable of fulfilling the need.