Gigged.AI secures grant funding to develop digital expertise platform

GLASGOW-based tech start-up Gigged.AI has been awarded a £100,000 SMART SCOTLAND grant by Scottish Enterprise to develop its digital expertise sourcing platform.

The corporate makes use of synthetic intelligence-driven expertise to match companies with inside expertise and exterior freelancers by making a clearly outlined assertion of labor.

A expertise matching algorithm then pairs the consumer with probably the most appropriate individuals from both the corporate’s inside workforce or Gigged.AI’s expertise community of freelancers.

Gigged.AI was based by Wealthy Wilson and Craig Brief in 2021 in response to the expansion of the gig financial system and modifications in how individuals work since COVID.

Gigged.AI Workforce with founders Wealthy Wilson entrance L and Craig Brief entrance R

The grant might be used to re-platform the corporate’s product, enabling it to maintain tempo with the already excessive and rising demand for its providers.

Gigged.AI CEO Wealthy Wilson mentioned: “In 2021 we launched our Minimal Viable Product (MVP) to check demand.

“We learnt rapidly there was an enormous demand from SMEs to faucet into freelance expertise whereas an enormous alternative for bigger enterprises to faucet into inside expertise.

“This grant permits us to construct each options on one platform which is able to increase innovation and cut back workers attrition.”

The corporate sits throughout the Scottish Enterprise Scaling Companies portfolio, which helps early-stage excessive progress scale ups on their journey to grow to be corporations of scale.

Along with receiving grant funding and strategic recommendation from Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Growth Worldwide (SDI) helps the corporate discover abroad pursuits in its expertise.

Rhona Allison, interim Managing Director of Enterprise Progress at Scottish Enterprise, mentioned:

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“Supporting entrepreneurs is a key precedence for Scottish Enterprise underneath Scottish Authorities’s new Nationwide Technique for Financial Transformation (NSET).

“Not solely has Gigged.AI developed an progressive tech resolution that transforms how companies can recruit and retain expertise, however they’re additionally constructing a profitable firm with the potential to develop rapidly and at scale.

“We’re delighted to assist Gigged.AI as a part of our Scaling Companies portfolio as they take the following step on their thrilling international journey.”

Gigged.AI was launched with assist from The Knowledge Lab, Scotland’s innovation centre for knowledge and AI, earlier than securing progress funding from Innovate UK.

The corporate went on to double the scale of its group following the completion of an oversubscribed funding spherical led by Techstart Ventures.

Wealthy Wilson added: “North America is a large goal marketplace for Gigged.AI and we’ve got a big pipeline already generated.

“This grant permits us to ship to that pipeline in early 2023 whereas SDI have already created sturdy hyperlinks with future buyers and purchasers in Silicon Valley”