Today we are announcing our 6M€ seed round

After multiplying our community by 7x in the last 12 months and having helped more than 450 companies to connect with the best digital specialists, we closed a seed round of 6M€

  • Since 2021, we have helped more than 450 companies, including Inditex, Uber and Telefónica, and have attracted more than 3,000 professionals.
  • Brighteye Ventures, Adevinta Ventures and Athos Capital have led the round with the participation of Wayra (Telefónica) and current investors, Clave Capital and CDTI Innvierte as well as some business angels including Hilario Albarracín, (former president of KPMG)

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In Shakers we are revolutionizing the Spanish business ecosystem by removing the friction for companies of building external teams. We unlock talent at scale, transforming the way companies relate to independent workers and yielding better value for both workers and companies.

Through hybrid teams in which in-house workers and freelancers collaborate in an agile way, we enable companies to adopt the most cross-cutting technologies, anticipate technological challenges, and drive innovation and competitiveness. Our operating system simplifies collaboration between companies and teams of freelancers, allowing them to work together quickly and efficiently.

New investment to accelerate growth

The €6M Seed round has been led by Adevinta Ventures (whose parent company, Adevinta, owns InfoJobs, Spain's leading employment platform trusted by 70,000 companies to find the best talent), Brighteye Ventures, (which recently raised a €100 million fund to back European startups that help people learn and develop professionally), Athos Capital (one of Spain's most active seed and Series A funds), with the participation of Wayra (Telefónica's leading open innovation program) and current investors, Clave Capital and CDTI Innvierte as well as some business angels including Hilario Albarracín, (former president of KPMG).

The objective of this capital inflow is aimed at increasing our capacity to serve more companies, reduce its waiting list and begin to focus on its international expansion.

"Shakers was born with a vision to reinvent work. We envision a world where companies and digital workers can connect in a much faster and more efficient way to develop high-impact projects. This round and the new partners bring us one step closer to that goal"


Founded in 2021 by Héctor Mata, Jaime Castillo, Adrián de Pedro and Nico de Luis,  in Shakers we have attracted 3,000 of the best digital experts in Spain and has accompanied more than 450 companies. 

Development of mobile apps, cloud migrations, the design of functionalities based on generative AI, data analysis or cybersecurity plans are the types of projects that companies publish on our platform.

Context: a tsunami in the labor market

Technological development, new digital skills and the emergence of new types of employment arising from new business models have revolutionized the traditional labor market. Thus, since the pandemic accelerated the digitization of most businesses, and teleworking is here to stay, companies are finding it increasingly difficult to recruit internally the talent needed to continue developing innovative and well-designed products.

In this context, in Shakers we are leading the development of more sustainable models (in line with the current needs of companies), promoting a new category of workers, which lies between traditional employees and "gig workers". 

We call these new workers "freeworkers".

Freeworkers are highly skilled, and in many cases come from large technology companies. They prefer to work as freelancers on long-term, high value-added projects, maximizing their impact and contribution without being tied to a full-time contract and without being forced to jump from project to project every month.

By building an automated and dynamic platform, we leave behind traditional freelancer directories based on casual, low-quality work. With our project, we have built the "second generation of freelancer platforms", where companies and freelancers collaborate on high-impact projects to achieve greater stability and quality on both sides.

The operating system for flexible and remote teams

From a business perspective, our approach has been to create a platform that simplifies the adoption of freelancers (and the management of hybrid teams) by companies, streamlining recruitment, payment and compliance processes. In a matter of minutes, HR teams issue the challenge, get real-time availability of the most suitable profiles for each position, assemble their team and let everything else flow.

From the freelancers' perspective, we have focused on providing them with a tool to manage all their tasks in one place, allowing them to request early payment of their invoices or connect with complementary profiles and invite them to join their squads.

In between, we have developed our own AI engine to carry out an intelligent matching between these freelance teams and companies. To do so, it takes into account professional as well as personal aspects to make the best match.

Our goal is to become the platform of the future for any digital worker who wants to have all their professional life and needs in one place.

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