Shakers, a Spanish startup that removes the friction for companies of building external teams, has snapped €6 million in a seed round. The investment round was led by Adevinta Ventures, Brighteye Ventures known for investing in Coachbetter and Oneday, Athos Capital, and Wayra.
The fresh capital is aimed at increasing Shakers’ capacity to serve more companies, reduce its waiting list and begin to focus on its international expansion.
Connects companies with digital specialists
Founded by Adrián de Pedro, Héctor Mata, Jaime Castillo, and Nico de Luis in 2021 in Madrid, Shakers aims to be the platform of the future for any digital worker who wants to have all their professional life and needs in one place. Shakers is enabling companies to adopt the most cross-cutting technologies, anticipate technological challenges, and drive innovation and competitiveness. Their operating system simplifies collaboration between companies and teams of freelancers, allowing them to work together quickly and efficiently.
For businesses, the company’s approach has been to create a platform that simplifies the adoption of freelancers and the management of hybrid teams by companies, streamlining recruitment, payment and compliance processes. In a matter of minutes, HR teams issue the challenge, get real-time availability of the most suitable profiles for each position, assemble their team and let everything else flow.
For freelancers, Shakers has focused on providing them with a tool to manage all their tasks in one place, allowing them to request early payment of their invoices or connect with complementary profiles and invite them to join their squads.
In between, Shakers has developed its own AI engine to carry out an intelligent matching between these freelance teams and companies. To do so, it takes into account professional as well as personal aspects to make the best match.
“Shakers was born with a vision to reinvent work. We envision a world where companies and digital workers can connect in a much faster and more efficient way to develop high-impact projects. This round and the new partners bring us one step closer to that goal,” said Héctor Mata, co-founder and CEO of Shakers.