|Founded||Boston, Massachusetts (February 2013)|
HourlyNerd was a global online marketplace that connected companies of varying sizes with over 25,000 independent business consultants for project-based work. HourlyNerd was based in Boston, Massachusetts. As of July 26, 2016, HourlyNerd rebranded as Catalant.
The HourlyNerd platform enabled clients to post projects, receive bids, interview and select experts, track projects, and make payment all in the same place.
HourlyNerd’s clients ranged from startups and small business to large enterprises including GE, Microsoft, American Apparel, and Staples. As of 2016, HourlyNerd served 10% of the Fortune 1000 companies.
In February 2015, HourlyNerd announced that it had raised $7.8MM in Series B funding, led by Highland Capital Partners, with participation from GE Ventures, Greylock Partners, Intuit founder Scott Cook, the Kraft Group, angel investor Semil Shah, former Etsy CEO Maria Thomas, Rent the Runway Founder/CEO Jennifer Hyman and Boston VC Suffolk Equity Partners.
In 2016, HourlyNerd's online marketplace included 17,500 freelance consultants and a couple hundred boutique consulting firms.
In 2016, HourlyNerd announced a $22 million Series C round led by General Catalyst Partners with participation from Highland Capital Partners, GE Ventures, Mark Cuban, Greylock Partners and Bob Doris of Accanto Partners.
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