Work at Instawork

Local jobs marketplace (YC S15)

Instawork is the fastest growing marketplace for local jobs. Read More

What We're Building

Instawork is the fastest growing career marketplace for blue-collar workers. We've changed the way traditional recruiting works for small businesses (e.g a sign on the window) by turning the process into an automated matching problem. Our vision is to create economic opportunity for local businesses and professionals, globally. We're growing rapidly and are expanding across the US.

We've been fortunate to be funded by some of the greatest investors in Silicon Valley: Y Combinator, SV Angel, Crunchfund, Steve Chen (co-founder of YouTube), Mike Vernal (VP of Product at Facebook), among many more.

We are a small team working on a hard and meaningful problem. We're hiring and would love to hear from you!

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Saureen Shah
Founder of Instawork (Y Combinator). One of the earliest engineers at @YouTube, later at Google; Oracle database kernel. Carnegie Mellon University 2003.
Debarshi Kar
CTO. Co-Founder. Mobile Apps. Gaming & Enterprise. Agile & Lean Product. Multiple acquisitions completed.
Felix R Leal
Director of Market Development for Instawork. 1st business launched in college. Sales Awards in SMB, Enterprise, and Healthcare verticals.
Alexander Leung
Growth at Instawork. Previously CorpDev at Prosper (P2P loans). Worked at McKinsey and Lazard. Northwestern BA.
James Terry
Designer at Youplus. Worked at Design In Mind previously. Graduated from Santa Clara University with Bachelor's in Web Design and Engineering with a COEN minor.
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Our Investors

Joshua Schachter
Formerly CEO at @Tasty Labs (acq @Walmart ); Member of Technical Staff at @Google; founder at (acq @Yahoo)
Othman Laraki
Co-founder at Color Genomics. Investor in Pinterest, AngelList, Slack, Instacart, Mesosphere & others. Co-founded MixerLabs, early PM at Google.
Maneesh Arora
CEO+Cofounder @MightyText. @Google (PM on Consumer, Ads), @Zynga (PM). @Google Founders Award: AdSense.b4:Enterprise software. CS degree @University of California, Los Angeles. #PRODUCTBUILDER
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