Oct 042011
 

A mobile app that allows users to get assigned basic “gigs” or jobs from companies

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 mobile workforce for simple tasks. Users simply download the app, enter your PayPal information and get assigned entry-level “gigs” or jobs that may take just a few minutes at a time in a particular location. For example, TomTom uses Gigwalk’s workforce to snap pictures to verify certain navigation points, such as one-way streets, etc. These workers simply snap a picture, email them in and receive a few dollars for the easy task.

The site launched in May, and some workers have already made $1,000 to $9,000 over the past 4 months. The average payout is north of $20, and the site is seeing the number of gigs in the hundreds of thousands. And Microsoft just signed up as a customer.

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