About Work Market

There’s a reason Forbes magazine recognized Work Market on its list of America’s Most Promising Companies. We’re revolutionizing how businesses and freelancers connect in a modern world.

Whether you’re a freelancer looking to support your family or a global HR manager looking to reengineer your workforce, our goal is the same: make your life simpler.

We’re on a mission to change the way business is done — one assignment at a time.
Welcome to the future of work.


Work Market was founded in 2010 with a simple, yet ambitious vision: power the future of work. Since then, we’ve been on quite the run. We’ve raised $35 million in capital, are backed by the world’s top venture capitalists and were recently recognized as one of New York City’s fastest-growing companies.

We’re fundamentally transforming how businesses and freelancers work in a modern world. It’s why some of the biggest brands in the world rely on Work Market to find and manage their freelancers.


June 2010

Work Market is born with a vision to power the future of work.

Union Square Ventures and Spark Capital invest in Work Market.

August 2011

Work Market's beta version launches. Freelancers and businesses start using to Work Market to better manage their work.

January 2012

In less than 6 months, Work Market helped freelancers earn more than $7 million!

Top freelancers on Work Market earned more than $100k annually.

May 2013

Work Market closes $10M Series B funding round, led by SoftBank Capital.

Growth continues to break monthly records.

January 2014

Work Market and SAP announce a partnership.

Work Market is recognized by Forbes as one of "America's 25 Most Promising Companies."

October 2014

Work Market recognized as one of NYC’s fastest-growing companies by Crain’s Business.

Work Market lauded as industry innovator in Staffing Industry Analysts’ FMS report.

January 2015

Work Market appoints Silicon Valley legend Stephen DeWitt as CEO.

Work Market raises $20 million in growth capital, led by Fred Wilson and Union Square Ventures.

April 2015

Work Market CEO presents on TechCrunch TV Live at Disrupt NY 2015.

Work Market named a “Cool Vendor” in Procurement and Sourcing by Gartner.