Gigwalk

  • Gigwalk Expects Its Mobile Workforce To Double With Debut Of Android App

    Gigwalk Expects Its Mobile Workforce To Double With Debut Of Android App

    Gigwalk, until now an iPhone-only service, has launched an Android version of its app, which posts crowdsourced jobs for the mobile workforce marketplace. Now the 400,000 Android users who had signed up in anticipation can now go out and get some work. The app comes as the company continues on its tear, growing 300 percent in the last year with 320,000 iPhone users already in its workforce. Read More

  • Gigwalk, An Amazon Turk For Real World Work, Gets An Upgraded Backend For Businesses

    Gigwalk, An Amazon Turk For Real World Work, Gets An Upgraded Backend For Businesses

    Gigwalk, the mobile temp agency that allows users to get assigned jobs (or “gigs”) from companies in need of real-world data or market research, is today upgrading its business-facing platform as the service grows to accomodate larger-scale job assignments from customers like Microsoft, Mercedes-Benz, TomTom, eBay, and others. It’s also adding another big-name brand to its… Read More

  • Paid Task App Gigwalk Raises $6M From August Capital, Greylock; Expands Deal With Microsoft

    Paid Task App Gigwalk Raises $6M From August Capital, Greylock; Expands Deal With Microsoft

    Gigwalk, a mobile app that allows users to get assigned basic “gigs” or jobs from companies via their location, has raised $6 Million in Series A venture funding from August Capital with existing investors Greylock, Harrison Metal, SoftTech VC, Founder Collective, and AdMob founder Omar Hamoui participating. Read More

  • Gigwalk Adds Company Work Groups, Messaging And Field Tools To Paid Task Mobile App

    Gigwalk Adds Company Work Groups, Messaging And Field Tools To Paid Task Mobile App

    Gigwalk, a mobile app that allows users to get assigned basic “gigs” or jobs from companies via their location, is unveiling a new suite of tools to allow companies to manage local work via the phone. Gigwalk, which launched last year, basically allows companies to tap into a mobile workforce for simple tasks. Users simply download the app, enter PayPal information and get… Read More

  • AdMob Founder Omar Hamoui Invests In Paid Task Mobile App Gigwalk

    AdMob Founder Omar Hamoui Invests In Paid Task Mobile App Gigwalk

    AdMob founder Omar Hamoui has made an investment in Gigwalk, a mobile app that allows users to get assigned basic “gigs” or jobs from companies via their location. The startup has raised a total of $1.7 million from Hamoui, Greylock, Jeff Clavier, Michael Dearing and the Founder Collective. Gigwalk, which launched a few months ago, basically allows companies to tap into a… Read More

  • Gigwalk Launches: Wanna Get Paid for Taking Pictures with Your iPhone?

    In the 1990s, peer-to-peer networks were a revelation. They allowed people to pool together tiny parts of their computers, and those pooled together parts could do far more together than the average computer or connection could do on its own. It enabled everything from swapping pirated music to making cheap transcontinental calls via Skype. But what if you could do the same thing with tiny… Read More