Shiftgig Raises $22M in Series B Funding

shiftgigShiftgig, a Chicago, IL-based provider of a platform which connects people with jobs on their smartphones, raised $22m in Series B funding.

The round was led by Inc. (NYSE: RENN) with participation from Chicago Ventures, DRW Venture Capital, GGV Capital, Garland Capital Group, KGC Capital, Pritzker Group, Wicklow Capital and individual investors Fabrice Grinda and CEO Sam Yagan.

The company intends to use the capital to scale the business launching in new cities across North America. Investments will be made in sales, marketing, technology, and operations.

Led by Eddie Lou, co­founder and CEO, Shiftgig operates a people-­centered marketplace that connects people to shifts on a mobile device. Workers select shifts on their terms, choosing when, where and for which top local employers they want to work while hiring managers fill and manage short term job assignments quickly and reliably.



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