"Working Not Working" is growing up. The job platform founded in 2012 to streamline the process of hiring and getting hired for freelance work has just received a financial and advisory boost from execs from top companies including Droga5 and Airbnb.
According to founders Justin Gignac and Adam Tompkins, the $700,000 angel round, from a number of contributors including Droga5 Creative Chariman David Droga, Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia and Grow co-founder Drew Ungvarsky, will allow them to implement features on the site most requested by members and also broaden the company's reach.
Mr. Gignac and Mr. Tompkins said that with the additional funding, they hope to make the site more social so that creatives can connect with each other. They also intend to allow companies and hiring managers, not just creatives, to have their own profiles and to add a system whereby members can keep track of opportunities they get through the site and in which talent managers can track who they've reached out to.