Early stage investment company Antler Australia recently backed 13 startups as part of its ongoing program to build great local tech companies.
Startup Daily has shared the details of each venture in the “Antler Investor Memos” series and today it’s the final profile of those ventures.
This series is designed to give you a quick, sharp understanding of the startups and people involved, with many seeking follow up capital following Antler’s initial pre-seed investment.
Formation date: 2022
Stage of business: Pre-Seed
Founders: Benjemen Elengovan, CEO and founder
Current investors: Antler, LaunchVic, Startmate and angel investors
Currently raising: Yes
MyGigsters is a community-backed platform that enables gig workers to access financial services, helping them on their journey to become financially secure.
Through the MyGigsters platform, gig workers are empowered to take control of their personal finances with the ability to track and maximise earnings and reduce tax and expense administration.
MyGigsters leverages real-time data on earnings, expenses and work history alongside advanced analytics to provide hyper-personalised insights for gig workers to improve their financial wellbeing.
Antler investment thesis
“With the boom of the gig economy, the proliferation of software to harness and support this workforce has followed suit. MyGigster’s combines a large and growing market opportunity with an offering that addresses the fundamental issue of financial insecurity among gig workers, by empowering them to take control of their financial situation. This excites us,” said Cath Rogers, Partner of Antler Australia.
“Benjemen’s early traction with Tier 1 partners and his recognition as an emerging entrepreneur are impressive.
“Steady growth in the MyGigsters community highlights gig workers’ appetite for solutions that bolster their financial situation.”
MyGigisters is rapidly growing its active user base with 60% growth in weekly users and now over 2,500 users on the platform.
It has secured contracts with major partners including WorkSafe Victoria and Transport Safety Victoria, while banking funding from Launch Vic and Startmate, alongside Antler.
Benjemen was also recently named Entrepreneur of the Year at Commbank’s Young Hero Awards.
Due diligence resources
Explore MyGigster’s pitch video and investor deck via The Antler Portfolio Reveal Platform.
Pre-Seed from Antler
Use of funds
Antler’s investment in MyGigster’s Pre-Seed round, alongside LaunchVic, Startmate and angel investors, has enabled it to focus on product development, community engagement, and strategic partnerships.
The founders say
“We are building a global financial services platform for gig economy workers by gig economy workers,” said Benjemen Elengovan, CEO and founder of MyGigsters.
“An alarming number of gig economy workers are financially insecure as they navigate through the uncertainties of gig platforms. Not just that, most do not have income protection and are not prepared for any unexpected financial trouble.
“As former gig workers, our founding team understands first-hand the opportunities, challenges and issues within the sector. Our community-backed platform enables gig workers to access financial services and ultimately become financially secure.
“Antler has helped us connect with the industry leaders, stakeholders, wider VC community and startup community.
“In addition, Antler’s coaching session has significantly helped MyGigsters navigate the decision through the startup journey focussing on product growth and sustainability.”
Antler, a global early-stage VC, recently showcased the latest investments it’s made in ambitious Australian founders and startups.
MyGigsters featured as one of Antler Australia’s newest portfolio companies.
Explore how MyGigsters empowers gig workers to become financially secure via the Antler Portfolio Reveal Platform.
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