Gigster On-Demand App Dev Startup Snags $10M in VC Funding
Andreessen Horowitz leads a $10 million Series A round of funding for Gigster, an on-demand software development and design shop.Gigster, an on-demand software development and design provider, today announced a $10 million Series A funding round. The round was led by Andreessen Horowitz with participation from Y Combinator Continuity Fund I, Ron Conway of SV Angel, Ashton Kutcher of Sound Ventures and Jason Calacanis of Launch Fund. Gigster provides on-demand software development and design for enterprises and startups of all sizes. With Gigster, customers can click a button, chat with a product manager, get a fixed-price quote and hire a top-tier development team within minutes. Gigster offers access to engineering talent that is otherwise very difficult to reach and can consume a large portion of an organization's resources. Built with the developer in mind, Gigster boasts top engineering talent trained at universities such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Stanford University and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and with work experience at tech titans like Google, Facebook and Pinterest. The company's founders, Roger Dickey and Debo Olaosebikan, both long-time developers, had experienced firsthand the pain of working with development shops and agencies and wanted to build the best experience for the developer—hoping this would, in turn, create the best experience and product for the customer.
"Software development that requires continuous recruiting and months of development time writing code from scratch is slow and costly, and not necessarily a consistent internal need of all startups or large enterprises," said Dickey, CEO of Gigster, in a statement. "Hiring talented engineers is hard—so don't. Instead, let Gigster be your engineering department."