The seven-year-old startup first began building out its software platform to match clients with freelancers in its home market of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It now claims to be the leading software matching platform for the freelance and gig economy market in Latin America. Speaking with the Malaysian media recently, O’Farrell said Workana is targeting to grow “five-fold in the next year” and will use Malaysia as a springboard to other English-speaking countries in Asia, including Hong Kong and Singapore.
“We have a 10-person team in the region and are actively seeking to increase headcount to meet our growth goals and client demands,” he told Digital News Asia (DNA) on the sidelines of the meeting. “Soon we will have a sales division in the region, and intend to add 10 new team members,” noting that Workana currently had 90 people worldwide.
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