Instawork

We help small businesses hire.

LOCATION San Francisco, CA

COMPANY SIZE Between 5 and 10

# OF ENGINEERS Less than 5

FUNDING $2M - $5M

REMOTE WORK OK? No

EXTENDED EXERCISE WINDOW? No

TAGS Mobile, Small and Medium Businesses, Recruiting, Local, YC Summer 2015

What do we do?

We're building a career marketplace for blue collar workers. There are 80 million blue collar workers in the US and millions of local businesses. We're making it as simple as possible for local businesses to access and hire these workers.

Why join us?

1) We're growing quickly and since graduating from Y Combinator last summer, we're now the second largest provider of blue collar jobs in the Bay Area.

2) Our co-founder, Sumir, understands this market really well. He previously built and lead a team of 150 salespeople at Groupon, giving him deep expertise in how the small business market works.

3) We're working to help a lower income segment of the workforce get hired. This is really rewarding to work on.

Technical challenges

1) To make the job search process as efficient as possible, we're working on a hard matching problem of mapping the right candidates to companies.

2) Our ambitions are to go beyond just sending candidates to companies. We also want to build a dashboard for small business to manage their whole hiring process.

Our press coverage

http://www.businessinsider.com/instawork-wants-to-change-the-way-that-small-businesses-hire-2015-8

http://missionlocal.org/2016/02/too-few-cooks-in-the-kitchen-theres-an-app-for-that/

Our tech stack

  • Django
  • React Native
  • React

Our investors

  • Y Combinator
  • Joe Montana
  • Steve Chen