Eddie Lou of ShiftGig on Raising Capital, Gig Economy, and Taking Risks

November 26, 2016

12:45 pm

After being a venture capitalists at OCA Ventures for years, Eddie Lou, the CEO and cofounder of Shiftgig, decided to enter startup life and launch a mobile, two-sided labor marketplace connecting large venues in the service and hospitality industries with locally available and previously vetted hourly workers. Shiftgig is one of the leaders in the gig economy, acting as a technology bridge connecting millions of workers with millions of shifts. The company has raised $35M in venture funding from many local VCs including Chicago Ventures, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, and Corazon Capital.

Lou’s experience as a venture capitalist has helped him build out a business model for his company.  During this podcast you’ll learn about Shiftgig, raising capital, their pivot moment, the future of the gig economy, and more.

Sit back and enjoy this podcast while you learn some tips to help grow your business:

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Colin Keeley is the founder and host of Tech In Chicago, an independent podcast with interviews from Chicago’s top startup founders and venture capitalists.

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