Shortlist raises $1.5M to help businesses manage their freelancers

In most businesses, managing freelancers still mostly happens in Excel spreadsheets shared across the company. Shortlist wants to make this process more efficient by offering a single platform for man

Postmates now allows drivers to opt out of mandatory arbitration

In fall 2015, the National Labor Relations Board filed a complaint against Postmates that challenged the legality of the company's mandatory arbitration agreement between it and its contractors. Yeste

India’s Wipro buys cloud consultancy and work marketplace Appirio for $500M

Some more consolidation afoot in the cloud services industry, specifically around integration services. Wipro, a IT services company originally founded in India, announced that it has acquired Appiri

Dozr raises $1.9 million to become an Airbnb for bulldozers and excavators

A startup called Dozr Inc. has raised CAN $2.5 million (or $1.9 million USD) in seed funding to help contractors rent heavy industrial equipment from other construction professionals who have it, but

Lystable gets $11M Series A to push its gig economy SaaS in the US

Ahoy there gig economy... Lystable, which makes a software tool focused on helping businesses manage freelancers, has closed an $11 million Series A round led by Peter Thiel's Valar Ventures and Goldc

EquipmentShare raises $5.5 million for peer-to-peer marketplace for heavy equipment

To grow its peer-to-peer marketplace for construction equipment, Columbia, Missouri-based EquipmentShare has raised $5.5 million in a venture funding round led by Romulus Capital. Earlier, the “A

The Rise Of The Gig Worker In The Sharing Economy

I’ve ridden in the backseat of many Uber drivers’ cars. Sometimes we exchange lively banter, other times we sit silently as I check email on my phone. There is not one driver that stands out, but

YC-Backed Zen99 Makes Life Easier For Freelancers With Finance And Insurance Tools

Freelancers and contractors are a rapidly growing part of the workforce. Without benefits, however, many struggle with issues like figuring out how much of their earnings to withhold for taxes and fin

BuildZoom Connects Homeowners With Contractors For Remodeling Projects, Doesn’t Charge For Access Or Leads

Y Combinator-backed <a target="_blank" href="">BuildZoom</a>, a new service to help homeowners find licensed contractors to help them with their remodeling projects, is today

HouseFix, The Carfax For Homes, Closes Up Shop

After a year of plugging away, HouseFix, a startup that <a href="">launched a yea