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More startups scaling up to support freelancers and broader gig economy

Joanna Glasner writes for Crunchbase News that “a vast and growing portion of the labor force consists of some form of freelance, contract, gig or self-employed workers,” and that fact is opening-up opportunities for start-up entrepreneurs.

She continues: “To illustrate, we put together a Crunchbase sampling of 27 companies funded in roughly the past year that are focused on freelancers and contractors. Businesses, which include marketplaces to connect freelancers with customers, compliance tools and efficiency apps, have collectively raised nearly $2.5 billion to date. As freelance employment grows, we’re seeing more investment, particularly at the early stage, in tools to help people manage their work or provide a more secure and stable career path.”

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