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Brigad raises $30 million for its freelancer marketplace for hospitality and care workers


French startup Brigad just raised a new $30 million funding round (€28 million) as well as more than $5 million in debt. The company operates a marketplace for restaurants, caterers, private clinics, retirement homes and hospitals so that they can find freelancers for short-term missions.
Balderton Capital is leading the round, with Wendel Group, Serena Capital and Square Capital also participating.
The startup originally started with the hospitality industry in France so that restaurants could fill gaps in the schedule with extra waiters, chefs or bartenders. A couple of years ago, it expanded to a second industry with care workers.
“Our market is work that requires some specific skills and that you can’t achieve when si …

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