Spain-based freelancer marketplace Shakers has raised €6.0 million ($6.4 million U.S.) in a seed funding round led by Adevinta Ventures — a subsidiary of the Oslo-based operator of marketplaces, including InfoJobs, Spain’s leading job board — Brighteye Ventures, Athos Capital and Wayra, a subsidiary of telecoms giant Telefónica. 

Founded in 2021 by Héctor Mata, Jaime Castillo, Adrián de Pedro and Nico de Luis, Shakers has so far attracted more than 3,000 tech freelancers and worked with in excess of 450 companies to create teams to work on projects, according to a press release from Adevinta. 

“Compared to last year, the Shakers community has grown sevenfold due to the increased demand for ready-to-deploy tech talent,” it added. 

Adevinta also noted that Shakers had developed its own AI engine for “intelligent matching between … freelance teams and companies.” 

Leire Corral, principal at Adevinta Ventures, said: “The labour market is changing: Companies of all sizes are facing skills gaps across their workforce, especially in the product and tech sectors. There has also been an increase in demand for more flexible working options amongst highly skilled workers. Shakers is bridging this gap with technology and shaping a new way of working. We are thrilled to support the Shakers team on their exciting growth trajectory.” 

According to Shakers CEO Héctor Mata, “Shakers was born with the vision of reinventing work. We imagine a world where companies and digital workers can connect in a much faster and more efficient way to develop high-impact projects. We are excited to welcome Adevinta Ventures as a new investor as we embark on the next phase of our journey.” 

Shakers reported revenue of around €3.0 million in 2022, and in April, it stated that it was aiming to increase this figure to €5.0 million this year.

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