When Workana was founded in 2012 in Buenos Aires, it was the first online freelancing website targeted to Latin Americans. As of the start of this year, Workana now manages the work and payments for over 2000 remote professionals monthly. In 2017, the platform received 60,000 projects, a 50% leap from 2016.
In its first year, Workana participated in the NXTP Labs Accelerator and raised US$500K from Evenbase and several angel investors. In 2016, Workana raised a second round of US$2M from Australian job platform SEEK, which had already invested in Catho in Brazil and OCC in Mexico, both major job-seeking platforms.
Workana used that funding to cement its 50% marketshare in Latin America, and has continued gathering steam. In 2015, Workana made itself a permanent part of Latin America’s tech community by co-founding the Asociación Latinoamericana de Internet (Latin American Internet Association) alongside giants like Despegar, Facebook, Google, MercadoLibre, Pedidos Ya, Restorando, and Yahoo!
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