Comet, a Paris, France-based on-demand marketplace connecting freelancers with companies, raised €2m in seed funding.
Backers included Otium Capital and Kima Ventures.
The company intends to use the funds to further develop the marketplace, continue to build its community of tech & data freelancers, and expand in France and other European countries.
Founded in 2016 by CEO Charles Thomas and CTO Arnaud Aubry, Comet connects tech and big data freelancers with companies in need of their skills. The platform leverages a matching engine evaluating and selecting the best tech and data freelancers to solve clients’ challenges. When a company submits a need, its description is processed by a certain number of filters and scoring algorithms. Given this, it measures the skills of freelancers by crossing multiple sources of information. After reviewing their past experiences, the algorithm assesses their level of expertise on different programmatic languages and to determine what kind of missions they will accept.
Currently, 1,500 freelancers are on the platform.