Sampingan, an online platform for on-demand independent workers in Indonesia, announced today it has closed a Series A round of US$5 million led by Altara Ventures.
“This funding will be allocated to the improvement of products for both the workers and businesses and reach more customers with our suite of business offerings,” said Wisnu Nugrahadi, CEO and co-founder of Sampingan.
Launched in January 2019, Sampingan (which directly translates to a side-job in Bahasa) aims to empower independent blue-collar workers by giving them equal access to jobs and opportunities.
The platform aims to make it easier for companies to find and manage their workers while providing equal opportunities for workers in Indonesia.
It mainly has three offerings: Sampingan Manpower, a service where companies can hire workers for various positions from more than 850,000 workers, while Sampingan handles the administrative process, including the staffing and the payroll.