Proville, the Nigerian startup, has recently put together a successful network of more than 2,500 professional freelancers on its end-to-end platform that finds work, manages projects, and processes wages.
Launched in May of 2018, Proville is an online services marketplace for professionals, bridging the gap between self-employed web and mobile developers, sales and marketing professionals, writers, accountants, designers and creatives, and their clients.
The platform allows clients to search and view relevant professionals, or post a job, and hire a freelancer. All parties can then use the Proville web platform and mobile app to chat, share files, and collaborate, while invoicing and payments also happen through the platform using its escrow model.
Chief operating officer (COO) Adeshina Adewumi told Disrupt Africa the founding team had spotted a gap between demand and supply when it came to professional services, coupled with high rates of unemployment and underemployment in Nigeria and Africa.
“There was a need to create a trusted platform to bridge the gap and connect clients with verified and trusted professionals within the African space,” he said.
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