Mountain View, CA -- December 7, 2011 -- Gigwalk, the leading marketplace for skilled work on the go, today celebrates 1.5 million completed tasks since launch seven months ago. Gigwalk is the game-changing mobile App that delivers a second paycheck to individuals and puts feet on the street for businesses that need access to a mobile workforce.
“With 1.5 million completed mobile based tasks, we have delivered a real source of secondary income to thousands of Americans who need more work,” said Ariel Seidman, CEO and Co-Founder. “In a tough job market, flexible work options are critical. With Gigwalk, people are earning hundreds to thousands of dollars a month to make ends meet.”
Gigwalk’s skilled mobile workforce continues to grow at a rapid pace, with tens of thousands of individuals downloading the free iPhone App every month. As a result of this growth, it has seen:
In addition to achieving 1.5 million completed tasks, Gigwalk also celebrates the achievements of thousands of individuals who have earned a second paycheck. For example, Marc Ramos, a San Francisco Photographer, has earned thousands of dollars by doing Gigs and across the country Andy Ransford, a medical student in Miami, and Maty Drame, a telecom professional in New York, have been able to do the same.
“Gigwalk helps me catch up on bills, take stress out of my life, and work at my own pace and on my own schedule,” said Lisa Duncan, a San Francisco Area Office Manager and active member of the Gigwalk community. “Without Gigwalk this month to supplement my income, I wouldn’t have been able to make my car payment. A few weekends of doing Gigs have not only allowed me to pay my bills, but will help me go Christmas shopping.”
With 1.5 million tasks completed across thousands of locations in the US, and with a workforce of over 100,000 individuals with skills from photography to network installations, Gigwalk is now expanding the types of Gigs supported by the platform.
“One of our goals has always been to make Gigwalk the go-to platform for a broad range of work across various industries,” said Bob Bahramipour, VP of Business Development. “We are excited to expand our mobile work marketplace into new categories including Field Research, Quality Inspection, Administrative Support, Onsite Technical Service and Field Marketing.”
Gigwalk has partnerships with Fortune 500 companies, such as Microsoft, TomTom, and Menu Pages, in addition to delivering Gigs for small businesses. As David Geyde, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft put it, “Gigwalk delivers at a scale, geographic coverage, and cost savings unmatched by other solutions.”
Founded in October 2010 and based in Mountain View, California, Gigwalk is the leading marketplace for work on the go. Gigwalk connects individuals looking for flexible work with businesses who need access to a skilled mobile workforce. Gigwalk customers range from Fortune 500 companies, such as Microsoft, TomTom, BMW and eBay to small businesses across industries including mapping, real estate, retail, local, travel, government and consumer research. The company is funded by some of the tech industry's most successful venture capitalists; including AdMob (acquired by Google) investor Michael Dearing (Harrison Metal), Mint.com (acquired by Intuit) investor Jeff Clavier (SoftTech VC) and LinkedIn (LNKD) co-founder Reid Hoffman (Greylock Partners), among others. With Gigs across the United States, and a workforce of over 100,000 smartphone enabled individuals, Gigwalk is the #1 solution for flexible work.