Collective wants to be the ‘back office’ platform for freelancers

Based in 2018 initially as Hyke, the San Francisco-based firm later modified its title to Collective and introduced on Hooman Radfar as a cofounder and CEO. Radfar beforehand launched a web site viewers monitoring platform known as AddThis, acquired by Oracle in 2016 for a reported $175 million, and he subsequently joined startup lab and funding firm Expa, which was arrange by Uber cofounder Garrett Camp.

To assist fund its platform by its beta stage and onto its public launch, Collective managed to lift $eight.65 million in funding from backers together with Common Catalyst, QED Traders, Google’s AI-focused fund Gradient Ventures, Expa, and a bunch of notable particular person buyers together with Garrett Camp.