Gigwalk: How they are creating a “just in time” mobile workforce – with co-founder Ariel Seidman

Can a mobile application stimulate job development? And if so, what kinds of jobs would companies be willing to offer to a mobile workforce and what would that mobile workforce be willing to do on spec. This is where the conversation started with Ariel Seidman, co-founder of Gigwalk.

Gigwalk is a mobile application that marries jobs (gigs) with gigwalkers (think of them as burstable employees) and I asked Ariel on for an episode to talk about his experience building and launching this product. This episode covers a ton around his startup process including why they turned down early financing, why they were in beta for 6 months, how they closed funding with some of the silicon valley super angels, how they found their first customer, how they are generating revenue and how companies benefit from using this service for jobs they would never have considered sourcing before.

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About Ariel Seidman

Ariel Seidman
Co-Founder / CEO at Gigwalk. Gigwalk turns iPhone users into a geographically distributed, on-demand, local workforce.

Gigwalk has been featured on ABC, CNN, Time, CNET, Forbes, and Los Angeles Times.

Previously Ariel was Director of Mobile Search & Local Products at Yahoo.

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About the author

Rob Woodbridge

I'm Rob, the founder of UNTETHER.tv and I've spent 14 years immersed in the mobile and pervasive computing world. During this great time I've helped some of the most innovative companies grow their business through mobile. If you are in need of a mobile business advisor or coach, connect with me here to get things rolling.

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