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The boxer contributed to the round alongside David Cameron’s former enterprise advisor Lord Young, Concerto Group founder Mike Kershaw, as well as Profounders Capital and founders from Gamesys, Velocity, CloudVolumes. Job seekers can choose when and where they want to work via the app itself, without agencies calling to see if they want shifts, only to turn them down. The average wage paid is £9.25 an hour, while more premium shifts can reach up to £20 an hour (about the same price Pokemon Go players are being paid). Offers of work are sent via smartphone notifications and staff can accept or decline the opportunity as they see fit. Additionally, all payroll and tax duties are managed by Syft. Co-founder Novo Abakare detailed: “The size of the seed round is a great indication not only of the size of our addressable market, but also of what the team at Syft have been able to achieve in such a short space of time. More important than the size of the round for us however was getting the right mix of investors. “Venture capital money from Profounders along with founders from Bebo, Gamesys, Velocity, CloudVolumes and David Cameron’s ex advisor for SMEs in Lord Young we feel very fortunate at such an early stage to have an amazing group. Each one of them adds significant value. A large amount of this round will continue to go towards ongoing development of the platform as we look to expand across London.” By Zen Terrelonge
In May, millionaire club owner Joe Fournier was named a David Haye-approved pro boxer and went on to fight at the O2.
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