Madrid, Spain-based online platform enabling companies to connect with digital specialists to develop their technology projects in a more agile way, Shakers raised EUR 6 million in seed funding. The round took place on October 30, 2023. Adevinta Ventures, the investment arm of Adevinta, a leading online classifieds group, participated in the round. Meanwhile, seed funding also saw participation from BrightEye Venture, Athos Capital, and Wayra (Telefónica). In addition, existing investors such as Clave Capital and CDTI Innvierte joined in the funding. 

Purpose of financing for Shakers

With the latest financing, Shakers further seeks to fuel its ambition to become a leading European portal. It intends to help businesses and digital workers connect in a more agile and flexible way. The Shakers team continues to develop its proprietary AI technology, applying behavioural science to assemble teams with the optimal skill set for a company’s product mission, generating perfect matches.

What the investors have to comment

Leire Corral, Senior Investment Principal at Adevinta Ventures, said, “The labour market is changing: companies of all sizes are facing skills gaps across their workforce, especially in the product and tech sectors. There has also been an increase in demand for more flexible working options amongst highly skilled workers. Shakers are bridging this gap with technology and shaping a new way of working. We are thrilled to support the Shakers team on their exciting growth trajectory.”

What the company’s official has to add

Héctor Mata, co-founder and CEO of Shakers, further said, “Shakers was born with the vision of reinventing work. We imagine a world where companies and digital workers can connect in a much faster and more efficient way to develop high-impact projects. We are excited to welcome Adevinta Ventures as a new investor as we embark on the next phase of our journey.”

About Shakers

 Héctor Mata, Jaime Castillo, Adrián de Pedro and Nico de Luis launched the company in 2021. So far, the company has attracted more than 3,000 tech freelancers and empowered more than 450 companies to create teams to accelerate their development projects. Compared to the previous year, the Shakers community grew sevenfold due to the increased demand for ready-to-deploy tech talent.

  Shakers transform the business ecosystem through its platform to help companies overcome their technology challenges. The development of mobile apps, migrations to the cloud, the design of functionalities based on generative AI, data analysis or cybersecurity plans are the types of projects that companies publish on their platforms. Through hybrid teams in which internal workers and freelancers collaborate in an agile way, 

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Jasleen Bhatia works as a content writer for VCBay News. She is pursuing her final semester in Bachelor of Business Administration from IIPS, DAVV. Driven by her keen interest in entrepreneurship and finance, she writes business-related articles.


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