Berkeley startup MobileWorks raises $2.1M to revolutionize outsourcing

By VCPOST Staff Reporter

Feb 19, 2014 07:43 AM EST

MobileWorks has raised a total capital of $2.1 million to date, according to its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Anand Kulkarni. The Berkeley startup wants to change the outsourcing process by embarking on a job-sourcing mission for clients and employees anywhere, wrote ABC 7.

The startup began as a graduate school project of its founders at the University of California. The project won in a class contest. After that, MobileWorks joined startup accelerator Y-Combinator and got high net-worth investors like Alexis Ohanian of Reddit, the report detailed.

For the most part, MobileWorks hires college graduates who posses research, photo editing, and writing skills. Companies approach the startup with certain tasks and their job is to find the right online worker to finish it. Employees can work from anywhere, the report explained.

Co-founder Prayag Narula said: "The biggest secret sauce that we have is that we believe in paying people fair wages. We believe that if people are invested in the projects, they would do better work."

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