Jitjatjo Raises $30 Million

Jitjatjo, a gig marketplace through which businesses can book workers with as little as an hour’s notice, announced that it raised $30 million in a Series B funding round led by Morningside Technology Ventures. The new cash, which brings Jitjatjo’s total raised to around $65 million, will be put toward bringing the platform to new markets and supporting Jitjatjo’s go-to-market strategy. Chatfield founded Jitjatjo in 2015 while working at AWS as an executive producer of the company’s livestreaming events, particularly the keynotes at re:Invent, AWS’ annual developer conference. He left AWS in 2018 to focus full-time on Jitjatjo. Jitjatjo is, in many ways, a typical gig marketplace — comparable to platforms like Shiftsmart and Qwick. Organizations in healthcare, hospitality, education, retail and facilities management leverage the platform’s matching algorithm to find workers for temp openings.