Cavalry Freelancing, employment platform for independent workers, has recently closed their investment round with an injection from Ben Lilley, agency entrepreneur.
In 2011 Lilley sold his agency Smart to McCann, becoming its new CEO. McCann went on to create one of the most awarded advertising campaigns of all time, Dumb Ways to Die for Metro trains. Lilley stepped down last year.
Another investor is the founding partner of Ironbridge Capital, Paul Evans. They join ex-global CEO of MullenLowe Profero, Wayne Arnold, who invested in the first funding round.
Cavalry, which was founded in 2018 by former MullenLowe Profero Managing Director Dave Bentley and Razorfish’s former Senior Tech Lead, Nick Stevens, raised its first round of seed funding in May last year.
The platform has flagged continued product development and expansion into small and mid-sized business as the next area of growth.
Dave Bentley, Cavalry CEO, said he believes the business represents the future for the creative services industry.
“The calibre of investment and the talent we’ve been able to attract in our seed round demonstrates a vote of confidence in the growing importance that a platform like Cavalry has in an industry where freelance demand is growing with agencies and brands,” said Bentley.
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