- Jodop, a Moroccan startup, has secured $1 million in a seed round led by Azur Innovation Fund and including Plug and Play and business angels. This year’s round was completed in April.
Jodop, which was founded in 2020 by Adil Zghaoui and Salim El Merrassi, uses artificial intelligence (AI) to match temporary workers with potential employers.
The firm will be able to strengthen its product technology and expand to new areas with the newly obtained funding, with ambitions to launch in Egypt by the end of the year.
Jobop, a Morocco-based on-demand temporary staffing platform, has secured $1 million in a seed round headed by Azur Innovation Fund, with Plug and Play and business angels participating.
Jobop was founded in early 2021, and it uses its unique technology to link employers with blue collar temporary labor in industries such as hospitality, construction, logistics, and manufacturing.
On a quarterly basis, the company claims to have seen an increase of more than 80%. “We’ve had a great market response since our introduction in 2021,” it said in a statement.
Because of the economic uncertainties around Covid, many businesses have turned to temporary labor, and Jobop has made the process of locating competent and verified workers easier and faster.”
The cash will be used to strengthen the company’s technology and expand into new markets, with a debut in Egypt scheduled for the end of the year. “We are happy to invest in Jobop and help them in their mission to become the foremost temp staffing firm in Africa,” said Adnane Filali, General Partner at Azur Innovation Fund. They will not only be developing a strong business, but they will also be making a significant social effect by employing thousands of Africans.”