Since launching in Switzerland in 2009, Coople has been the front-runner in disrupting the $400+ billion staffing industry, building a unique platform and algorithm that matches workers looking for flexible jobs based on their experience, star-rating, location and availability with companies looking for staff on short notice, to manage their peaks in demand. Coople’s platform also provides end-to-end automation of the value chain, from planning, recruiting, on-boarding and hiring, to workforce management, payroll processing and payments, allowing companies to dramatically reduce the amount of time and cost spent on HR administration tasks. Coople has over 287,000 registered workers and over 23,000 registered businesses and currently operates in both Switzerland, where it has a leading market position, and in the UK, where it has been operating for two years delivering high-triple digit compounded annual growth rates. Coople works with large blue-chip clients including Deliveroo, ZfV, Inditex, Intercontinental Hotels, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, the Royal Automobile Club, and provides workers for the Silverstone Formula 1 Grand Prix, the BBC Proms, Coldplay concerts, NFL matches at Wembley stadium and many more high-profile events. Coople won a number of prestigious awards, including Venture Lab’s “Most Successful Young Enterprise” award (2012). It was named a “Top 3 Internet Startup” by the Top 100 Startups (2013), one of the “10 of the Best Businesses at London Technology Week” by Forbes in 2016 and the only Swiss tech business in Disrupt 100 (2016). In 2014, Viktor Calabrò won the “EY Entrepreneur of the Year” award and was subsequently included in the “EY Entrepreneur of the Year” Hall of Fame. Calabrò is also the co-author, with the sociologists Martina Zolch and Marcel Oertig, of “Flexible Workforce”.

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Coople is a technology company that has developed a platform that can match people looking for temporary hourly or shift-based work with businesses who need to staff those roles. Their customers include businesses in sectors like retail, hospitality, logistics, deliveries, and office work. Coople can take the hard work out of finding and vetting temporary or casual workers and can allow companies to fill urgent staff requirements quickly and easily with the right people. Coople can also make the process of finding this kind of work a lot easier for workers, enabling people to find more opportunities and work more often. Coople is based in Zurich, Switzerland. It was founded in 2009, by Viktor Calabra, an award-winning Swiss entrepreneur. It has locations in Zurich and London and is currently the biggest on-demand staffing platform in Europe. As of May 2019, Coople supplies staff to major brands including Swisscom, Deliveroo, Just Eat, Zara, Swissport, and Intercontinental Hotels. It has won numerous business awards including one of Forbes’ Best 10 Businesses at London Technology Week 2010 and Venture Lab’s Most Successful Young Enterprise in 2012. It employs over 140 internal staff in its office locations and has over 14k registered users.