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Series A | Alive

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Last Raised

$3.2M | 10 yrs ago

About PeoplePerHour

PeoplePerHour offers an online marketplace matching freelance or self-employed professionals with project work.

Headquarters Location

6 New Street Square

London, England, EC4 3LX,

United Kingdom

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Latest PeoplePerHour News

PeoplePerHour sees freelance boom despite staff shortages

Feb 3, 2022

PeoplePerHour sees freelance boom despite staff shortages written by LLB Reporter 3rd Feb 22 9:44 am As the negative impact of staff shortages is felt across a myriad of UK industry sectors, freelancer website PeoplePerHour  reveals that it has seen a 48% year-on-year rise in freelance registrations, and a 24% year-on-year increase in the number of businesses signed up to its platform. London is the top city for businesses using freelancers, followed by Manchester and Birmingham. Looking at the sectors where demand is highest, PeoplePerHour’s platform data suggests a freelancer boom in marketing and communications. Areas such as Growth Hacking (2050%), Influencer Marketing (1618%), Content Marketing (985%), and Instagram Marketing (1109%) have seen a huge rise in the number of projects posted on the platform in 2021 compared to 2020. Another strong performer was marketing for weChat, the Chinese messaging, social, and payments app, which saw a 560% growth in projects listed last year as brands target international growth. Xenios Thrasyvoulou, founder of PeoplePerHour, believes this highlights how attitudes to freelancers are shifting. He commented: “Where once they were considered a last-minute stopgap that garnered the bare minimum of investment, we’ve seen an increasing acceptance of the value freelancers bring. Due to a combination of changing perceptions on different forms of working and pandemic-driven resignations, we’re seeing more buyers focusing on the quality of the work they can get, rather than treating it as a way to cut costs.” “More sectors are being affected by staff shortages, as employees seek more flexible employment or strive for a greater work-life balance. Many of those leavers become freelancers, so while their departure does leave a gap, it also helps boost a talent pool that businesses can tap into quickly, without disrupting their day-to-day operations,” said Thrasyvoulou.

Feb 1, 2022
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PeoplePerHour Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was PeoplePerHour founded?

    PeoplePerHour was founded in 2007.

  • Where is PeoplePerHour's headquarters?

    PeoplePerHour's headquarters is located at 6 New Street Square, London.

  • What is PeoplePerHour's latest funding round?

    PeoplePerHour's latest funding round is Series A.

  • How much did PeoplePerHour raise?

    PeoplePerHour raised a total of $3.8M.

  • Who are the investors of PeoplePerHour?

    Investors of PeoplePerHour include Index Ventures, Michael Van Swaaij and Fabrice Grinda.

  • Who are PeoplePerHour's competitors?

    Competitors of PeoplePerHour include Handy and 1 more.

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