On-demand staffing platform, Ogram raises US$3m
Ogram, the digital on-demand staffing platform, has announced a US$3M Series A funding round, led by Modus Capital and Aditum Investment Management. Dtec Ventures and DAAL VC, are among other strategic investors, and also participated in the round to support the company with scaling ‘the new workforce’ across the globe.
The new funds will fuel marketplace growth for Ogram to expand into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Europe, with sights firmly set on Greece as the European launchpad.
Ogram is a digital staffing marketplace that claims to enable businesses to book and manage staff on-demand. Its technology has made job matching 160 times faster and 50 percent more reliable; according to a statement by the company.
In 2020, amidst the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, Ogram doubled its growth. In 2021, the company built on its earlier success and doubled once again. Persevering in their mission, Ogram is on track to tripling its business by the end of 2022.
Ogram has been at the forefront of the global move towards flexible staffing and invested heavily in technology that allows businesses to hire at any time and workers from anywhere.
CEO & Co-Founder, Shafiq Khartabil, said, “We’ve only just started to scratch the surface of on-demand staffing - our end goal is to empower workers to take back control and to change the way companies hire. Being pioneers in a nascent economy has enabled us to capitalize on a golden opportunity and has truly cemented our commitment and belief that this is the future of work.”
Khartabil said the company’s strategy is to dominate the MENA region and European markets that are counter-cyclical, highly dependent on part-time work, and want to adopt flexible working patterns.
The Ogram mission is to enhance the lives of all its workers, by providing them with the tools and autonomy to create their own flexible work schedules - something that is now in demand following the shifts in ways of working during the pandemic. Ogram is progressively changing the way people and businesses work and hire, creating a new way of life.
Hans Christensen, Senior Director of Technology and Entrepreneurship at Dtec said, “Dtec Ventures is committed to investing in promising early-stage tech companies that offer an innovative product or service. Ogram brings a unique solution, which tackles the increasing demand for a flexible global workforce that is available on-demand, as companies navigate new workplace trends. We are confident in their ambitious growth plans and their capability to execute accordingly.”
Ogram attributes part of its success to its own passionate, ambitious team, and flexible remote working culture. Ogram has managed to successfully leverage incredible talent from across the world and will continue to orchestrate further key hires worldwide.