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goopss โฐ

find freelancers fast

setting the scene

  • you quit your day job to pursue your ceramics side hustle full-time๐Ÿบ
  • you set up a website with an online store and let the customers roll in ๐Ÿ’ธ
  • a viral TikTok brings so much traffic to your website that the online store crashes ๐Ÿ’ฅ
  • you call customer service, and after hours on hold, you hire a freelance website developer who can’t start until next week ๐Ÿ™„
  • this week’s company prevents this catastrophe by helping employers with urgent needs and freelancers looking for immediate flexible work 

in a sentence

goopss is a marketplace that instantly connects employers to available freelancers

  • employers: browse and hire freelancers in <5 min
  • freelancers: indicate availability and select relevant projects

bulleted version: similar to how Uber instantly matches passengers to a driver, goopss enables businesses to quickly find a freelancer ๐Ÿš™  

the basics

  • industry: hr tech, freelancing, marketplace
  • headquarters: Jerusalem, Israel ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ
  • year founded: 2022
  • company size: 4 employees
  • investors: angels
  • amount raised: raising seed q2 2023
  • business model: transaction fees from employers and freelancers  

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due diligence

what we like

  • ๐Ÿ’ฅ need for instant services: during times of crises, companies require efficient ways to address their urgent needs
    • plus, leaning into diverse talent strategies builds resiliency
  • ๐Ÿ“ˆ market opportunity: the freelancing platform market size is expected to grow to $12.6b by 2027
    • in the US, 70% of small businesses and 30% of Fortune 500 companies hire freelancers
  • ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผ future of work: amidst mass firings and work-from-home tailwinds, workers prioritize flexibility 
    • many professionals have realized that contract work can pay the bills and improve their lifestyle

potential risks

  • ๐Ÿฅท๐Ÿป competitor copycats: what’s stopping Upwork and others from building instant matching functionality?
  • ๐Ÿ”ข constant customers: goopss can only deliver instant connecting when enough freelancers and companies join and consistently use the platform
  • ๐Ÿง freelancer screening: how will goopss ensure quality matches when companies have minimal time to vet potential workers?
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why goopss: with 200+ companies on the waitlist and 500 new freelancers joining each week, goopss’s instant traction reflects its potential to match the success of market leaders

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