You want an MBA? I know a guy.
HourlyNerd, which is exactly what it sounds like, just raised a $4M round of funding from Highland Capital Partners and Greylock Partners.
First things first, we give the startup mad props for not bothering to concoct some horrible name based on a made-up word with too many oddball consonants. “Zbinkle.” “Xyzob.” Seriously, we’re so sick of that crap. HourlyNerd lets you hire nerds by the hour. This is how it’s done, people. Take note.
Fun story: Six months ago, HourlyNerd raised three quarters of a million dollars, the bulk of which came from Mark Cuban.
Today’s cash infusion will be used to hire engineers and beef up the product. Already, the startup claims Microsoft, American Apparel, and Omaha Steaks as key clients.
“We have an incredible opportunity at hand,” said co-CEO Pat Petti in a statement on the funding.
“We’re well-positioned to help businesses around the world in a way that technology has only recently made possible. At the same time, we’re uniquely situated to provide MBA students and alumni with a level of flexibility they’ve never had. Starting a family, building a company, or touring the world doesn’t need to get in the way of employment. On HourlyNerd, you can live your life and work when you want to.”
Charming name, cool idea. This is likely the least negative funding story we’ll write today.