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”.