Andreessen Horowitz led a $10 million investment into Gigster to help fuel the startup’s on-demand software development service, Gigster announced today.
Gigster provides a solution for enterprises and startups that do not have an internal development team to write their own software.
The startup says its artificial intelligence uses data from previous projects to calculate how many project managers, developers, and designers it will take to complete the project in a manner that fits the customer’s needs.
Following the on-demand model, the San Francisco-based company says it has a network of more than 350 freelancers who are assigned to teams based on their interest, time zone, and comments on their profiles.
“Even companies like Google and Facebook can have difficulties [hiring developers],” Gigster’s CEO, Roger Dickey, told VentureBeat.
Gigster cuts down the time and cost involved in the hiring process, Dickey said.
“We don’t think that every company needs to hire a development team… We are the world’s engineering department.”
The investment will be used to further build the startup’s AI and machine-learning technology, by adding new personnel, as well as working on higher level language for software.
Y Combinator, SV Angel’s Ron Conway, and Ashton Kutcher also participated in the round. Gigster added Andreessen Horowitz Partner Lars Dalgaard to its board.
Updated 7:25 a.m. PT to correct grammatical errors.