Silicon Valley is noticing freelancers
Big venture capitalists are investing in the freelance economy. Here are the two big headlines from this week.
Helping the enterprise hire freelancers
Worksome has just raised $13M to continue building its enterprise freelancer management platform.If you’re a freelancer, you probably know the hassle of working within a big enterprise – especially if you have to manage the relationship and project yourself. Worksome’s goal is to lighten that load by giving enterprise clients a consistent platform they can use to manage and work with all freelancers.According to TechCrunch, the platform is intended for medium to large companies working with more than 20 freelancers at a time.
A freelancer bank
Lili, a new challenger bank built for freelancers, has raised $55M. The promise of Lili is that you get one account to manage your business and personal financial accounts. Hello, no more double account management!The company also offers a variety of tools – like a debit card attached to your account – that make life a little easier for the average freelancer left out of the traditional banking system.
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