gig economy

Emerging Trends: Three Futurists Predict The Tech That Comes Next

by | Feb 15, 2023
From AI to human longevity to xTech, North Texas experts George Brody of InfoNet of Things and Anurag Jain of Perot Jain, along with Mike Bechtel of Deloitte, predict a range of emerging technologies set to transform the world in 2023 and beyond.
Dallas-Founded Shiftsmart Raises $95M Series B Round to Grow Its On‑Demand Labor Marketplace
by | Dec 2, 2021
On the tail-end of a landmark year—one that saw Shiftsmart double both staff and revenue—the labor platform has raised funding to fuel growth and continue empowering its 600,000 workers across 50 countries with flexible gigs.
Gig Wage Raises $2.5M Follow-On to Its Recent $7.5M Series A Round
by | Jan 19, 2021
The latest round brings the Dallas-based fintech's total Series A funding to approximately $10 million, the startup told us. Founder and CEO Craig J. Lewis plans to quadruple his team by the end of 2021.

Dallas Fintech Gig Wage Raises $7.5M Series A Led by its New Infrastructure Bank Partner Green Dot

by | Oct 27, 2020
Gig Wage and Green Dot want to bring modern banking to the gig economy. In leveraging Green Dot's Banking as a Service technology, Gig Wage will be able to design and deploy its own customized banking and money movement solutions, as well as its own debit card.
Entrepreneurs celebrate a 2019 Impact Ventures' cohort, photographed in the time before COVID. [Photo: Impact Ventures]
Apply to Accelerate: Diversity‑focused Impact Ventures Opens Applications for Fall 2020 Program
by | Sep 15, 2020
Founder and CEO Benjamin Vann says the startup accelerator aims to create more diverse and inclusive ecosystems.
Dallas-based fintech Exgratias co-founders Emanuel Green and Thomas Langehennig [Photos: Courtesy Exgratias]
Impact Ventures: Meet Exgratias, a Financial Platform for Entertainment Gig Workers
by | Jul 16, 2020
Dallas Innovates is highlighting startups in Impact Ventures' accelerator program, which aims to assist the underrepresented startup community. First up is Exgratias, a first-of-its-kind financial platform for the entertainment industry that helps contractual workers get paid quickly and effortlessly.
Minority-Focused Startup Accelerator Aims to Help Underrepresented Startups
by | Jul 16, 2020
Founder and CEO Benjamin Vann was motivated by the opportunity gap: "As of 2018, just 2 percent of minorities received venture capital funding and 2 percent of minorities were represented in the tech industry workforce,” he says. A Dallas Innovates series highlights startups in Impact Ventures' first spring program.

Matchmakers for the Gig Economy: Snag Work Launches in Dallas

by | Nov 6, 2019
Snagajob's Snag Work platform, an on-demand way to connect employers with hourly workers, is now available in Dallas with companies like Which Which, Hotel Indigo, and the Michael Johnson Performance Center.
Dallas-based MoneyGram Wants to Give Gig Economy Workers Better Access to Cash Payments
by | Apr 12, 2019
MoneyGram announced a strategic partnership that would allow the platform to streamline and simplify the complexities of managing and paying contract workers.
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Workforce of the Future: How Companies Should Handle ‘Onboarding’ in the Gig Economy
by | Sep 27, 2018
As companies within the gig economy such as Uber, Airbnb, and Lyft continue to expand, Brian Sullivan and Katherine Vatalaro believe that companies should focus on the onboarding process.
Skratch co-founder and CEO Scott Bennett
Q+A: Skratch CEO Talks About Building Job App for Teens
by | May 14, 2018
In advance of his appearance at the Digital Dallas Startup Comedy Roast, Skratch co-founder Scott Bennett talks about his inspiration for the app and its development journey.

Skratch Expands Gig-Finding App to 4 New ZIP Codes

by | Nov 13, 2017
The Dallas-based mobile app startup gives teens ages 14 to 19 ways to make extra cash through part-time jobs in their neighborhood.
Dallas-based Startup Offering Comprehensive App for Scheduling Services On-Demand
by | Sep 7, 2017
Dallas-based mo-de launched a beta version of its app earlier this year on the Apple and Google Play stores. It has 25 companies signed up, so far.