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Taskmo: Helping millions of people in upskilling and finding flexible gig tasks

The pandemic has changed the way we live, think and go about our daily life. Many people elected to seek out opportunities that allow them to earn decent wages, while also having the ability to lead a fulfilling life. The COVID has made us rethink our way of work and living. With most offices reopening or opting for a hybrid work model, employees who loved the work from home (WFH) model are finding it difficult to go back to pre-pandemic routines. They have to choose between relocating to their workplace or finding newer job opportunities. Studies have shown that ‘the great resignation’ drive has been one of the most viral work trends in recent times. As the saying goes, “As one door closes, another opens”, this trend of resignation has opened more opportunities for the gig workers.

Gig jobs are the latest trend because of the autonomy in the job role, preferable work hours, no age limitation or bias, and flexible payment solutions are a few reasons for job seekers to prefer the gig economy. The entire scenario of gig economy has also honed opportunities for reskilling and upskilling the workers dynamically. Without a fixed job hour, it is easier for the gig workforce to pursue their own dream and target. As automation redefines the way to work, the gig workforce is expected to provide the workforce supply seamlessly. However, the certified quality work force available in the gig labour economy is still under-utilised in many areas because of labour laws in the country.

Taskmo is addressing one of the world’s largest gig economy markets with a vision of making job accessibility a fundamental right for the Indian workforce. It is a “tech-driven on-demand task fulfillment platform” that helps large businesses, corporations, personal brands, and even startups by employing gig workers to perform tasks. Their sole mission is to make jobs accessible to everyone at the global level.

Taskmo has successfully completed 1Mn+ tasks with the help of 750K+ gig workers in the year 2021. Their clients range from startups to Fortune 500,few of them are PhonePe, Amazon, Rapido and Zomato. We are headquartered in Bengaluru, Karnataka. Whereas they are present across the length and breadth of the country with offices located in Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Delhi, Pune, Kolkata, and Ahmedabad.

They are a tech-driven company whose business model, innovation strategies, and growth are technology-centric. They make use of our technology for better customer service to gain a competitive advantage, and evolve with the marketplace. With the advancement of AI technology, we give them more mobility, freedom, and creativity to innovate instead of clinging to traditional methods and processes. Also, their updated technology helps them to get the most potential taskers according to the task requirement.

Taskmo, formerly known as FeedMyPockets is the brainchild of Prashant Janadari and Naveen Ramchandra. They initially started off as a platform to engage students based on a simple premise “Earn to Learn” with the sole mission to provide them with temporary jobs with flexible working hours so that they had ample time to balance their education and their temporary job.

What started as a simple Facebook campaign, the duo saw over a thousand plus students who started enrolling to perform field-based jobs. At the end of August 2020, over students benefitted from FeedMyPockets.

The rising surge for tasks never took a halt and it was at this moment that our founders realised that it was time to look at the bigger picture. Looking at the phenomenal growth of the gig economy, founders rebranded themselves into Taskmo. Since then, Taskmo’s growth has been phenomenal. This decision to rebrand ourselves had switched our entire game plan. Even though their sole vision was still to provide jobs to everyone, they swiftly transitioned into the gig economy with a mission to digitize all gig jobs and provide gigs for the next billion internet users.

Taskmo is working toward the upliftment of the society by providing working opportunities to gig workers and also training them continuously to upskill them according to the market needs. Till now taskmo has released 300+ training videos for the gig workers with 50+ professional trainers, 150+ projects and 13,500+ watch hours.

With the support of our gig worker community, Taskmo is working with most of the unicorns to help them efficiently digitise their business. We’re on a mission to digitise the gig economy targeting the next billion internet users. We are delighted to state that Taskmo is one of the fastest growing gig startups in India” Prashant Janadri, the co-founder of Taskmo.

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Ravi Tilekar

Written by Ravi Tilekar

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