Helpster, an on-demand staffing platform, has raised $2.5 million in a pre-Series A funding round led by Mojo Partners and Wavemaker Partners bringing the total funding up to over $5 million since its launch in January 2016.
The company said that its existing investors also joined the latest round.
Prior to this round, it secured $2.1 million in seed funding from Convergence Ventures and Wavemaker in November 2016 and secured $750,000 in an angel round from a group of investors including Paul Srivorakul, John Srivorakul, Tom Srivorakul, Piers Bennett and Helpster’s chief executive officer Mathew Ward in November 2015.
Helpster was co-founded by Ward and John Srivorakul, who have worked together for a decade in Southeast Asia’s startup scene and co-founded a number of well-known startups and venture capital firms including Admax Network, Ardent Capital, Ensogo and aCommerce.
Ward said the latest funding will be used to accelerate its product and technology and also for sales and marketing. It currently has 60 team members in Indonesia and Thailand, the two key markets it serves.
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