Needer, which operates part-time jobs app Gubgoo, has raised KRW7 billion ($5.3 million U.S.) in Series B funding round. It intends to use this investment to launch additional services for self-employed people and expand into b-to-b recruitment, according to media reports.

Based in South Korea, Needer beta-launched Gubgoo in 2015 with the support of BNK Venture Investment. The app was officially rolled out in 2016.

Alongside existing investors K-Bridge Ventures, Korea Investment Partners and BNK Venture Investment, Wells Investment, Kona Investment, Hana Ventures, CJ Investment and job site operator WantedLab also participated in the round.

“Both Needer and WantedLab are data-based companies that are good at matching people and work, so we decided to invest in the judgment that we could create synergies not only in business but also in technology. We look forward to leading market innovation through new technologies, such as matching,” said Bokkee Lee, co-founder and CEO at WantedLab.

The main part-time job verticals in South Korea include Alba.co.kr, which is backed by marketplaces operator MediaWill.com, and NewWorker.co.kr (formerly Albacall.Incruit.com), which is owned by recruitment group Incruit.

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