"Today's podcast is with the fantastic, Charlie Fogarty form at Laura made, New York, and Laura is an online platform that connects business owners to occur. Rated professional network of freelance website designers and developers and digital craves. And they recently announced the secured over two point five million dollars to expand on his own demand. Freelance marketplace loans funding was also led by fly bridge capital partners, among other investors, including hook spot who's going to be including into his own marketplace for interested customers so buckle up and hold on tight as I beam your ears all the way to New York. So we speak with Charlie Fogarty to expand on these on demand freelance, marketplace, code Laura. So massive warm. Welcome to the show, Charlie. Can you tell the listeners about who? You are. Great to be here. Charlie overdue. Co founders of the company to ask more on. We are a modern freelance marketplace that matches talented web, developers designers and digital creatives to businesses and teams under a hundred people and do it in an on-demand action. So it's incredibly easy to tackle projects. Usually under a thousand dollars by using the Warren platform. We've been in business for about a year and a half now. So it's been quite well. Fantastic. And like, you said Lauren is an online platform and ultimately connects business owners to a curate at professional network of freelance, web designers and developers and so much more. But can you just set the scene and tell the listeners a little bit more about exactly what it is? Also, what makes you you need from other online solutions out there? Absolutely. So starting in the shoes of our client yourself. It is ten pm on a Friday evening. Your business owner entrepreneur you are you run marketing for your company, and you have the sinement do it's usually around or web site, creating a new blog launching a new product trouble shooting, some bug that just driving you nuts instead of pulling your hair, you can put this Warren button that shows up usually within the tools themselves. And usually in a matter of minutes, you connect with one of our talented vetted, high quality freelancers who live somewhere in the world, they show up. They solved her problem. It's very casual conversational, and it's a great mix of vicious uniform ability. And so it's really turning the concept of hiring a web developer of web designer on its head and gives a. Marketer entrepreneur this digital team that they're able to tap into and use with. Incredible us. So that's going to be experienced. And then eighty percent of our people are kind of being strapped North America. And now we have plans in all over the world, really. But we have clients in South Africa, Australia, and dozens of other countries, and then freelancers likewise to support those times on so folks, Japan, Hong Kong, western Europe. Vienna. Bill to witness community around you. Marketing yourself online being successful with all the different technicals entrepreneur might use. I must admit when you speak on Europe. So that with pitchy yourself. So you're going to go into a rod, sterling and pressure. Pitchy of so for the digital world. Busy business. Distant future. Yeah. Recently, secured, a two point five million dollar fulling to expand your on demand freelance marketplace, can you tell me a bit more about that funding and how he's actually going to help you progress. Yeah. Absolutely. So we came out of the tech accelerated program called Techstars in Boston. And essentially over the last fifteen months, we have built the first version of our platform together up the network and awesome key questions around customer acquisition. How do we fit into the space, and then that enabled us to raise this two point five million dollar round? It's led by fly bridge, and then has participated in from some other very folks of his call out. Spot which is a big marketing tech company based in Boston. And essentially what it's going to allow us to do is build up. Our internal team more. Mitch you that much more to focus on building. Better tech and growing both sides our platform, so expert will be call our experts, which are freelancers expert acquisition marketing, and then customer."
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