On-demand staffing startup Coople has today announced the close of its latest funding round at $21m (£16.3m), backed by One Peak Partners, Goldman Sachs Private Capital and Harbert European Growth Capital.
Based in Zurich and in London, Coople's platform matches workers looking for flexible jobs based on their experience, star rating, location and availability with registered companies looking for staff on short notice to manage peak demand times.
The round will be used to fund further investment into Coople's technology, as well as to expand in the UK and Switzerland before adding new geographies. City A.M. understands the startup is planning to build a software and product development hub in the UK, which it said will create a significant amount of new jobs.
Additionally it is considering hiring a team to focus solely on expansion in the UK. The app currently has 55,000 workers in the UK, and believes it will treble that number over the next year given a current growth rate of 500 per cent year-to-date.
Coople's platform is used by the likes of Deliveroo, Intercontinental Hotels, Wembley Stadium and Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts.
Additionally, Coople's UK managing director Rinaldo Olivari will become the startup's new chief executive, as its founder Viktor Calabro moves to become chairman, alongside other moves.
The startup has now raised $45m to date.