Our friends Jeff Leventhal and Co. at NYC-based Work Market today announced the results of a study on the freelance economy, which is good news for freelancers and self-employed individuals working in the U.S. Based upon data from Work Market’s online marketplace and enterprise management platform, demand for freelancers and wages earned are expected to increase through the end of this year.
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Jeff Leventhal, CEO of Work Market, reached out to us today to let us know about the company’s most recent round of funding. This time it’s a $10 million Series Scale financing. The round was led by new investor SoftBank Capital with participation from existing investors Union Square Ventures and Spark Capital. Jordan Levy, General Partner with SoftBank Capital NY, will join the Work Market Board of Directors as an observer.
Independent field service technician provider FieldSolutions has entered into an agreement with New York City-based Work Market to provide FieldSolutions’ clients with an even broader range of skill capabilities that can be accessed directly and seamlessly from the FieldSolutions management system, and supported by FieldSolutions’ technology field service operations support services and enterprise analytics tools.
Our friends at New York City-based Work Market informed us this morning that they have formed a partnership and extensive software integration with Autotask Corporation. The integration, which went live at the start of the New Year, can be configured within 24 hours to enable businesses to effectively synchronize and exchange data between the Work Market and Autotask platforms, increasing the speed and efficiency of contractor management and payment.