From KGO TV Channel 7
NOTE: MobileWorks was co-founded by School of Information alumni Prayag Narula (MIMS 2012), Philipp Gutheim (MIMS 2012), and David Rolnitzky (MIMS 2011). MobileWorks originated in the I School’s Fall 2010 social enterprise course and was a master’s final project in 2012.
By Jonathan Bloom
A Berkeley-based startup is trying to change the way the world works. Its clients can be anywhere and its employees are everywhere. It's a new company that's on a job-sourcing mission and it's called MobileWorks.
"To create jobs for people who don't have access to traditional job market," said MobileWorks co-founder [and School of Information alumnus] Prayag Narula.
It began as a graduate school project at the University of California, Berkeley [School of Information].
"I don't think either of us thought, when we first began, that this would be something that's built out to be as big as it has," said MobileWorks CEO and Co-Founder Anand Kulkarni.
After winning a class contest, the MobileWorks group got into Y-Combinator, a startup accelerator that got them investors like Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian.
We've raised $2.1 million to date," said Kulkarni.
All for a startup that's a fresh take on outsourcing....