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Helping Freelancers Start Out Well And Experience Early Success

01-Apr-2021

Chandrika Pasricha CEO Flexing It “The success of any consulting platform depends on the quality of the work, and our goal at Flexing It is to enable the maximum number of consultants in our community to get matched to assignments and provide enabling support to ensure they deliver well. The first projects are critical to establish a virtuous cycle and build trust in the platform, and our team s…

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For Indian women jobseekers, COVID has been a mixed blessing

22-Mar-2021

Remote work has allowed more Indian women to take up paid employment but also increased competition and their workload.

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COVID-19 is reshaping the job market in a big way. Are employees equipped for the new environment?

20-Dec-2020

As digital transformations happened and the bottom of the pyramid workforce reduced, the number of people managing this workforce has reduced over the years. If you are a middle manager in an industry that is radically changing the way it delivers products or services, you have a reason to worry.

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The Best Digital Talent Marketplaces Are Accelerators: Is Yours?

16-Dec-2020

It might also take shape as a collaboration with co-work spaces as Flexing It has done with Go Floaters in India; Go Floaters is providing cooperative startup education to the tech community.

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Skilled freelancers earn top dollars as employers turn to high-end gig economy

07-Dec-2020

As Covid-19 accelerates the shift to on-demand workforce models and employers turn to the high-end gig economy to boost productivity and performance and get projects done, high skilled freelancers are being paid top dollar.

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Freelance earning in India back to pre-COVID-19 levels

24-Nov-2020

The freelance earnings in India increased in the ongoing quarter of this financial year and have returned to pre-COVID-19 levels.The report is based on an analysis of the data on Flexing It -- a platform for business consultants and highly skilled flexible talent.

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Freelance earnings back to pre-COVID-19 levels.

24-Nov-2020

Earnings of freelance professionals, which saw a decline at the onset of the pandemic, have increased in the third quarter of 2020 and returned to pre-COVID-19 levels, according to a study by Flexing It.

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Freelance earning in India back to pre-Covid-19 levels, says report

24-Nov-2020

The freelance earnings in India increased in the ongoing quarter of this financial year and have returned to pre-COVID-19 levels, according to a report.The report is based on an analysis of the data on Flexing It -- a platform for business consultants and highly skilled flexible talent.

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Freelance earnings have returned to pre-Covid levels, says Flexing It research

24-Nov-2020

The median fee earned by freelance consultants dropped by almost 25% between the first and second quarters of 2020 but started picking up in the 3rd quarter onwards-slowly reaching pre-Covid levels.

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Gig bites off a large number of jobs as pandemic accelerates demands for freelancers

28-Sep-2020

Demand for gig workers is on the rise as companies get increasingly familiar with work from home and look to cut fixed employee cost as well as widen the talent pool.

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Freelancers gain edge over full-time employees! COVID-19 uncertainty forces firms to reimagine.

18-Sep-2020

Freelancers gain edge over full-time employees! COVID-19 uncertainty forces firms to reimagine

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Is it time for freelance startups to collaborate? A modest proposal

09-Sep-2020

The early platforms came together as job boards in the US, UK, India, and Denmark around 2007. Since then there have been several waves of marketplace startup activity. With each wave, the industry has learned something. For those of us watching the industry grow, there are evident green shoots of best practice. For example, YunoJuno in the UK offers a strong example of how to disrupt the traditi…

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Gig workers offer new services to stay in business

24-Jul-2020

With companies focusing on frugality and business demands changing, freelance consultants have suddenly found that their old ways of working will not bring in revenues during the pandemic.

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How the pandemic changed the way we look at jobs

12-Jul-2020

Certain new things are taking root in Covid's wake. They could soon mark a critical change of tack.

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Are Enterprise Teams The Next Big Thing In The Freelance Revolution? 26 Freelance Executives Explain

20-Jun-2020

More and more freelance platforms are encouraging, helping or organizing freelancers to team up to pursue larger and more complex (enterprise) corporate projects and larger customers. Is this an important area of focus for your platform? If so, how are you going about it? What’s been the reaction of your freelancers? Your customers? How successful has it been? What are your future plans in this a…

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Freelancers see work rise in June

13-Jun-2020

Freelancing business is showing signs of a revival after the government eased the lockdown, according to a study by an invoice and payment services provider for freelancers.

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Remote Is A Powerful Growth Driver For Freelancing: 32 Platform CEOs Explain Why

29-May-2020

Well, for digital talent platform CEOs and thought leaders participating in this survey round of freelance revolution during Covid-19, the spark that’s lighting up a wave of freelancing growth is the remote movement driven by the Pandemic.

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Meet The Freelancer Club: A Pioneer Helping Freelancers Grow Successful Careers

24-May-2020

Over time, the ecosystem of freelancing has birthed several personalities of platform. Size and professional focus are probably the most influential factors. As for size, large global platforms like Upwork, Freelancer.com and Fiverr provide a functional cornucopia of independent professionals and gigsters; large regional platforms such as Flexing It in India, and Expert360 in Australia also offer…

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Freelance jobs rise as firms get used to remote working

16-May-2020

Demand for freelance jobs is on the rise as organisations get increasingly used to virtual workplace and remote working, and some also look to cut fixed employee costs post the Covid-19 outbreak.

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Best Practice: How Top Freelance Platforms Engage With Clients During COVID 19

14-May-2020

What have you found most effective in engaging current customers, and past and potential future customers, during the pandemic? What’s been most helpful in generating new business or reinforcing client loyalty? What’s one new investment you’ll keep post COVID?

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How Freelance Platforms Are Supporting Freelancers During The Pandemic

08-Apr-2020

How Freelance Platforms Are Supporting Freelancers During The Pandemic.

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How The Coronavirus Is Impacting Freelancers And Gig Workers

09-Mar-2020

Chandrika Pasricha, CEO of India’s Flexing It, reports: “For us business is actually up - we continue to see strong growth in demand for our consultants, both in India and from our international clients who leverage us for remote consulting/research support. Happy to share more details if helpful.”

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Who is hiring India's white collar gig professionals and why

10-Jan-2020

Companies expect to see independent talent compromise over 15% of their workforce in the next 5 years , according to research from flexing it

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Who is hiring India's white collar gig professionals and why?

10-Jan-2020

Companies expect to see independent talent comprise over 15% of their workforce in the next 5 years, according to research from Flexing It

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HR Joins The Freelance Revolution

12-Nov-2019

Chandrika Pasricha, the CEO of Flexing It, the India and Asia based talent marketplace, mentioned that approximately 10% of the freelancers on Flexing It, are HR or organization experts. She reports that two thirds of the clients of their HR freelancers are large companies or high growth startups.

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The perks that gig workers miss out on

05-Nov-2019

Freelancers aren’t tied to a desk but struggle with getting paid on time and working out their investments. A number of them are now turning to consultancies to make life easier.

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A short guide to joining (and thriving in) India’s gig economy

03-Nov-2019

A study by McKinsey has estimated that up to 20%-30% of the workforce in developed markets are engaged in independent work. And over a third of India companies estimates up to 50% reliance on flexible talent in the next five years, according to research by FlexingIt, a platform that helps organisations connect with independent consultants.

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A realistic guide to navigating India’s gig economy

31-Oct-2019

A wellness chain recently hired a management consultant for confidential work. The consultant had access to strategic documents, which they helped to rework. Once the project was complete, the consultant used some of that information for another client, which turned out to be a competitor of the said wellness brand.

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Working Remotely? Nine Ways To Convert Loneliness Into Excellence

23-Sep-2019

A larger and larger community of platforms including Fiverr, Experfy, Flexing It and Kolabtree are encouraging their freelancers to band together to for mutual benefit

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Hiring for early-stage Indian startups doesn’t have to be a hit-and-miss game.

20-Sep-2019

The 25 young companies that featured in LinkedIn’s list of top startups in India this year collectively created around 18,000 jobs in 2018, and are expected to create more than 19,000 new ones over the next 12 months. Yet, when I talk to the founders of early- and growth-stage startups, I am told that hiring is their Achilles heel. From struggling to find the right candidate, to ring-fencing exi…

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Gig Jobs: The Slump Card

06-Sep-2019

For Chandrika Pasricha, founder and CEO of Flexing It, the demand for senior and top management gig workers is a year-round phenomenon. “If the company is trying to hire a CFO, it will take at least six months. This is when it approaches us for a stop-gap CFO who can take on the mantle for, say, three months. Another frequent use case is the consultant driving initiatives end-to-end, such as stra…

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How gig economy is becoming a key part of India Inc's strategy

13-Aug-2019

Most of the professional gig economy segments have seen growth double in two years.

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Dream Incubator Inc., Work Style Lab, Inc. and Flexing It Announce Strategic Partnership Focused on High-quality Flexible Workforce Solutions for the Japan-India Corridor

05-Aug-2019

Tokyo/Delhi, 5/8/19 – Dream Incubator Inc. (DI), Work Style Lab, Inc. (WSL) and Flexing It Services Pvt.Ltd. (Flexing It), today announced a strategic partnership, combining the forces of three leaders in highquality flexible workforce implementation to support Japan-based businesses expanding in India, as well as India-based clients operating in and exploring business opportunities in Japan.

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The 10 Services Freelancers Want From Their Talent Marketplace

01-Jul-2019

A freelance marketplace has only four meaningful assets: the talented freelancers offering services, the productivity of internal employees, the tech that enables clients to easily and rapidly contract with the right external experts, and the ability of the platform to learn, improve, and maximize effectiveness and cost efficiency through data science based insights.

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How 'Flexing It' Is Transforming Management Consulting In India

01-Jul-2019

According to a recent report, India’s working age population last year was an almost unbelievable 983 million men and women. That’s more than four times the equivalent population in the U.S., and about three times the size of the EU working age population.

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Take Control Of Your Time With Flexing It, A Marketplace for Flexi Workers

01-Jul-2019

Flexi-Work has been in the limelight for some time now. Earlier this year Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer was heavily criticised for reversing the companies flexi-work policy. Some critics even called it a step backward in workplace flexibility.

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Four in five millennials, Gen Z’ers prefer gig work to 9-5 jobs

26-Jun-2019

Over 61% millennials said they would take gig assignments to supplement their existing job. 40% startups require independent consultants every month.

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The future of work

11-May-2019

There are indications that freelancing will become so integral to business that a new term will probably have to be coined for it.

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Plug and Play

27-Apr-2019

It is 12.40 pm when at Droom's funky office in Gurgaon's Sector 18, notes from a flute start playing on the speakers. It sounds like a bhajan. We are told it is part of a transcendental meditation plan that helps employees relax. The music plays for a few minutes, twice a day. Soon after, employees noisily gather around a yoga instructor right in the middle of the office floor.

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Open-talent 'gig' economy on the rise, but is freelancing future of work

06-Apr-2019

Gigs represent a culture, a work ethic and even the kind of projects a freelancer undertakes.

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Gig economy values experience with up to 6-fold rise in fee

16-Nov-2017

According to FeeBee, the fee-benchmarking tool from Flexing It, the top four in-demand management skills sought by companies offering flexible projects are strategy, marketing, HR and IT.

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Do you make the cut in a blended workforce

21-Aug-2017

Strategy consulting, digital marketing and analytics are the key skills in demand as organisations switch to a blended workforce, according to a study conducted by Flexing It, an online marketplace for highly skilled and curated on-demand workforce.

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Do you make the cut in a blended workforce

21-Aug-2017

Strategy consulting, digital marketing and analytics are the key skills in demand as organisations switch to a blended workforce, according to a study conducted by Flexing It, an online marketplace for highly skilled and curated on-demand workforce.

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Firms increasingly willing to hire flexible workforce

02-Aug-2017

Workforce dynamics are changing across the world and organisations are increasingly willing to take on board significant number of flexible workforce, says a survey. According to a survey by Flexing It, a platform for independent consultants and flexible management talent, more than half of the surveyed organisations will have over 30 per cent of their workforce, double of what it is today, as f…

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Globally flexible workforce is critically important to firms

02-Aug-2017

The changing nature of work will necessitate continuous updation of skills for employees.

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Now, get company chiefs on hire

25-Jul-2017

Chennai: Masroor Lodi, 36, with over a decade's experience in the corporate sector has spent the last two years in over three organisations. Lodi takes on short term assignments, which give him a wide range of projects to work on with the added benefit of not being attached to any particular organisation. Senior leadership at corporate India are joining the gig economy and the trend is picking up.

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Mixed growth among Indian freelancers

04-Nov-2016

A recent market report on Indian freelancers addresses the benchmark requirements of Indian freelancers. A new analysis by Flexing It, an online marketplace for skilled and curated independent workforce in South and South East Asia, reveals the compensation trends for freelancers.

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Indian startups open a world of opportunities to women

02-Nov-2016

Chandrika Pasricha started Flexing It based on her own needs. She left her job at McKinsey to freelance and found that there were few options for consultants. Seeing a gap in the market, she set up Flexing It, which says that 40% of the nearly 40,000 professionals registered on the site are women.

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Flexing It Launches ‘Feebee’, Its Version Of Glassdoor for Freelancers

01-Nov-2016

Hiring is something that every company needs to go through. The idea and thinking of the market is on a verge of a flip, from hiring full timers to taking up freelancers. People can see the rise of Startups.

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How Indian companies are embracing freelance economy

27-Oct-2016

Indian organisations are opening up to the idea of leveraging talent on a flexible basis, with increased focus on skills and delivery rather than complex contracts. Interestingly, 61 per cent of the demand for freelancers involves less than three months of commitment.

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On-demand expertise

26-Oct-2016

Globally, leveraging on-demand expertise is a large and rapidly growing market. According to recent industry estimates, expertise-on-demand is already a $400 million worth market in the US.

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Rising trend of flexible working in India

25-Oct-2016

The trend of flexible working that began with SMEs and startups is being adopted by larger enterprises as such firms are hiring independent professionals to drive projects and new initiatives, says a report.

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Here’s why freelancers are in great demand

27-Sep-2016

According to a survey, 20% of the freelance talent demand is driven by corporate biggies. As expected, 50% of the total on-demand workers comes from the startup space, finds the survey by Flexing It- exclusively shared with TOI.

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Indian organisations willing to adopt a flexible employment structure

23-Sep-2016

Companies are now allowing employees the freedom to freelance, choose projects and decide compensation based on their skill sets.

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Gender wage gap continues to be a reality for freelancers

05-Sep-2016

Does the wage gap exist when it comes to highly-skilled freelancers? Not at entry level jobs, with both genders earning almost at par with each other. But when it comes to professionals with more than 10 years experience.

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This Startup Is Helping Mid-Career Professionals Break Away From The Tyranny Of Full-Time Jobs

28-Aug-2016

Chandrika Pasricha had worked as a consultant for over 20 years including more than a decade at McKinsey & Co. in international and domestic assignments when she decided to take a career break.

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Freelancers with 5-10 yrs experience making up to Rs 19K/day

10-Aug-2016

Freelancers are earning good money as the median pay for a skilled independent professional increases from Rs 8,000 to Rs 19,000 per day as they move from experience range of 0-5 years to 5-10 years, says a report. According to 'Flexing It', a platform for flexible management talent in South and South East Asia.

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Startup Karnataka launches Booster kit to give a leg-up to startups

25-Jul-2016

Partnering with top companies: For cloud services, the government has partnered with IBM, Digital Ocean, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Bizspark and KEONICS. For providing virtual telephony and Internet services, mGage, Knowlarity, Exotel, Ozonetel, BSNL, Vodafone and Airtel have partnered the cell. For debugging, testing and other software tools, CanvasFlip, FlexingIT, Headspin and Erospike have…

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Think about value you can add to a task: Chandrika Pasricha

25-Jul-2016

CEO of Flexing It, Chandrika Pasricha talks about her first year at work. She started her career in 1997 at McKinsey right after finishing her MBA from IIM-Bangalore.

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Mary Meeker Internet Trends 2016 – What it tells us about the freelance economy without saying it!

09-Jul-2016

The 2015 edition of the Internet Trends Report published by Mary Meeker/Kleiner Perkins had a full section on how technology was impacting jobs rapidly. More specifically, it spoke about how the freelance economy was.

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Meet the Indian startup offering freelancing with a surprise twist

25-May-2016

If you wanted to hire someone for a permanent position, you could post on LinkedIn or another job searching platform. If your aim is to build a team for a short-term project, though, it might make more sense to look for people with specific skills.

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Flexing It – The Future of Work

15-May-2016

The freelance industry of India is on the rise, chopping and changing to align with the employment mores of the west. Presently, it’s up for disruption and more professionals are opting for flexibility in their work lives over full time, single employee.

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The Rise of the Freelancer

24-Apr-2016

After working as a management consultant for 12 years, Sudhanshu Singh felt he wasn't learning much or working to his potential. "I wanted to work in newer areas and on projects I knew.

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The new high-end freelancer

04-Apr-2016

Freelancer. In the Indian workplace, this word usually means “second best”. When Indian employers, or even employees, think of freelancers, they often think of casual temp or gig workers. Young hipsters in creative fields.

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WomenInTech | 5 things I learned about founding a technology startup

23-Mar-2016

Just past International Women’s Day on March 8 , one expert voice that picked up some viral steam in India is that of tech entrepreneur Sarah Nadav. Nadav says that while the solution to the problem of.

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40% startups require independent consultants every month: Flexing It survey

11-Feb-2016

After working as a management consultant for 12 years, Sudhanshu Singh felt he wasn't learning much or working to his potential. "I wanted to work in newer areas and on projects I knew.

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How Market Prospects & Emphasis On Human Resource Functions Are Raising Investors’ Interest In HRTech Startups

11-Jan-2016

The overall investment scenario in India in recent times has been abuzz with cautious mood of the investors. The result has been a strong and steady growth driven by funding, consolidation, new technologies and market developments.

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Flexing It® has been featured in the list of top 100 start-ups in India to watch in 2016

01-Jan-2016

The year 2015 has been quite significant for the startup ecosystem in India. As we welcome the New Year, SutraHR is delighted to present the list of top 100 startups to look out for in 2016.

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Flexing It® was among top 2015 ‪#‎RedHerring‬ Global: Short-list

27-Nov-2015

The Red Herring Top 100 Global event came to a close in L.A. last week, as a formidable list of 100 startups walked away with an award. The event brought together winners from Red Herring’s Europe, Asia.

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With Flexing It, this IIM-B grad is helping over 12,500 freelancers connect with employers across the globe

27-Oct-2015

We wrote about Flexing It almost three years ago, when it was first launched, but today this online platform that connects freelancers from different.

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With Flexing It, this IIM-B grad is helping over 12,500 freelancers connect with employers across the globe

27-Oct-2015

We wrote about Flexing It almost three years ago, when it was first launched, but today this online platform that connects freelancers from different.

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Marketplace For Consultants & On Demand Expertise, Flexing It, Raises $500K

26-Oct-2015

Delhi-based Flexing It, an online marketplace for consultants and on-demand expertise, has raised $500K in an angel round of funding from private investors.

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Flexing It gets $500K in angel funding from PropTiger’s Agarwala, others

26-Oct-2015

The trend is also catching up in India, especially in the startup community. Several startups are taking the flexi-route to attract talent and cut costs.

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India Funding Roundup: Netmeds, Parcelled, Frsh, Flexing It, AlmaMapper

26-Oct-2015

Delhi-based Flexing It, a curated marketplace that connects organisations to professionals has raised $500,000 (roughly Rs. 3.2 crores) in an angel round of funding from private investors. The marketplace claims over 120,000 professionals registered.

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India Funding Daily: LetsVenture, Parcelled, AlmaMapper, MobiKwik, Oyo Rooms

26-Oct-2015

Flexing It has raised $500,000 in angel funding from HCC Infrastructure head Arjun Dhawan, PropTiger.com CEO Dhruv Agarwala and other investors.

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Flexing It raises $500,000 in angel round

26-Oct-2015

Flexing It Services Pvt. Ltd, an online marketplace that connects companies with domain experts for part-time assignments.

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Flexing It gets $500K in angel funding from PropTiger’s Agarwala, others

26-Oct-2015

Flexing It, a curated marketplace that connects companies with part-time resources for consulting assignments, has raised $500,000 in angel funding from HCC Infrastructure head Arjun Dhawan, PropTiger.com CEO Dhruv Agarwala and other investors.

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On-demand Expertise Marketplace Flexing It Raises $500,000 in Angel Funding

26-Oct-2015

New Delhi based Flexing It, an online marketplace for consultants and on-demand expertise, has raised $500,000 in angel round of funding from private investors. The investors who participated in the round are former McKinsey Partner.

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Flexing It raises $500,000 in angel round

26-Aug-2015

Flexing It, a unique New Delhi based online marketplace for consultants and on-demand expertise, has raised $500,000 in angel round of funding froma group of angel investors. The newly infused funding will be used by the company to scale its business.

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On-demand expertise marketplace “Flexing It” grabs $500K in angel funding

16-Jul-2015

New Delhi based startup, Flexing It® which deals with on-demand expertise marketplace has raised USD 500,000 in angel funding from private investors.

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The Freelance Warrior: What you need for your Startup Battles

18-Jul-2014

A couple of months ago, we at Flexing It asked about forty startups this question in a survey “When you worked with a freelancer, what advantage did s/he bring to your company”?.

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Freelancers refreshed - Chandrika Pasricha

14-Feb-2014

Mapping the many positive changes in the independent working sector.

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The Flexiworkers

07-Oct-2013

I've had an insight about success — you can't be successful at everything.I've had an insight about success — you can't be successful at everything. You hear a lot of talk about work-life balance — nonsense. You can't have it all. Any vision of success must admit what it is losing out on, where the element of loss is. And very often our idea of what it is to be.

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Is freelance for you?

05-Oct-2013

Contracts which pay as per milestones achieved are better than those which pay at the end of the project.

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Applying investment norms to build a suitable portfolio of work

21-May-2013

A critical decision a professional needs to make while working independently is regarding the portfolio of assignments to take on. According to an Elance report, 62 percent of freelancers work on between 2 and 6 projects at any given time, and a similar percentage considered this freedom of choice as a very important aspect.

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Flexing It – an Online Marketplace For Skills

07-Mar-2013

The current economic climate of slow growth and uncertainty is increasing the openness to non-traditional modes of employment. In an environment of job cuts and budget freezes, employers are looking for consultants, contractors and part-time resources to help fill key roles.

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