The SkillSoniq offering is now closed and is no longer accepting investments.

SkillSoniq

AI-Powered Recruiting App

SkillSoniq

AI-Powered Recruiting App

Jersey City, NJ
Professional Services
Technology
SkillSoniq is an AI-Powered recruiting app that connects companies with skilled, local "contract to hire" freelancers. Companies try out freelancers and easily convert the best ones to their payroll, taking the guesswork out of recruiting and saving 60%+ in recruiting costs.

$134,152

raised
$100,136
previously crowdfunded
248
Investors
$10.3M
Valuation
$0.82
Price per Share
$250.92
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$535K
Offering Max
0
Days Left

$134,152

raised
$100,136
previously crowdfunded
248
Investors
$10.3M
Valuation
$0.82
Price per Share
$250.92
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$535K
Offering Max
0
Days Left
This offering ended on September 14, 2021 and is no longer accepting investments.

Reasons to Invest

In Q2 of 2020, SkillSoniq closed its first round of seed funding from 240+ investors.
SkillSoniq generated $350k in gross revenue in New York alone during its first year (2019), and has since launched in four additional cities
The majority of hiring managers (72%) in the U.S. are continuing or increasing their use of freelancers, especially as a result of the pandemic

Rise above the ruckus of traditional job search and hiring methods

Rather than going through the long and expensive traditional recruitment process to determine whether a candidate can actually do the job they were hired for, companies using SkillSoniq are able to quickly assess candidates on a trial basis before deciding to hire them as a full-time employee on the payroll.

Launched in 2019 in New York, SkillSoniq made $350k in gross revenue and onboarded 6,000+ freelancers in our first year. In a world where one-third of U.S. employees have done freelance work in the past year and 72% of hiring managers are continuing or increasing their use of freelancers, we believe SkillSoniq is already making a splash. 

Source

The Problem


Hiring new talent is hit or miss, with a lot more misses than many companies can afford

Hiring the right candidate for a job can be time-consuming and expensive. To make matters worse, even after spending considerable time and money to select the right person for the job, companies may soon find out that the person they hired isn’t as qualified or hardworking as they seemed to be during the interview process.

*1: Source 

The Solution


A way to definitively determine if a potential hire has what it takes to do the job

We believe that interviews are not the best use of time for companies and job-seekers, so we are replacing time spent on interviews with time spent actually working with a potential hire. SkillSoniq lets companies take new employees for a test drive on a freelance basis, without all the hoops of hiring expensive recruiting agencies, sifting through resumes on a job portal, or taking a gamble on unvetted and potentially unskilled talent on freelance websites.

Once a company is satisfied that their freelancer has demonstrated they’re a match for the position, our web app allows them to easily convert the freelancer to a full-time employee on their payroll, at a nominal fee.

The Market


The U.S. workforce is shifting more and more toward freelancing—especially in the wake of the pandemic

In 2018, there were roughly 5.6 million “skilled” freelancers across tech, creative, and professional job types. Collectively, these workers generated an estimated $135 billion within the freelance industry.

Source, Source

Source 1Source 2

*Data above is based on public resources and internal trends in 2019 - 2020

According to this report, we averaged the growth rate of the fastest-growing countries in South America (Brazil), Asia (Pakistan), and Europe (UK) to estimate 50% growth. (Source 1Source 2)

Now, during the COVID-19 pandemic, more than one-third of U.S. workers freelance, and 58% of non-freelancers who are new to remote work due to the pandemic are considering freelancing in the future. At the same time, 72% of hiring managers are continuing or increasing their use of independent professionals.

Sources: 1*, 2*, 3*, 4*, 5*

Our Traction


Generating revenue and increasing investments as our platform continues to expand

SkillSoniq launched in New York in 2019, a year in which we generated more than $350k in gross revenue and onboarded 6,000+ freelancers to our platform. In Q1 2020, we had gross revenue of just over $117K.

We cater to small businesses, many of whom went on a hiring freeze due to COVID. We expect demand to pick up in 2021.

In Q2 of 2020, we closed our first round of seed funding (100% over-subscribed) from 240+ investors.

Since New York, we have launched in four more cities across the U.S. and Canada, and we currently have 12,000+ freelancers and 300+ companies on our platform.

What We Do


Patent-pending, AI-powered technology that takes recruiting guesswork out of the picture

A company posts its open position on our app. Our patent-pending AI-powered matching technology does the work of finding an optimal candidate among our vetted network of freelancers. In as little as a couple of days after the original post, the candidate starts work on a trial basis.


If it’s a great fit, the company has the option to extend the trial or “buy out” the freelancer, making them a full-time employee on the payroll. If it’s a flop, the company, and the freelancer part ways, and the company hasn’t spent a cent on what would have been a failed hire on the payroll through traditional recruiting channels.


Throughout this cycle, our AI collects data to further hone its candidate curating power.

The Business Model


SkillSoniq makes money from both the freelancer and the company doing the hiring

“Take Rate”: Freelancers pay a 10% commission on every dollar paid by the company to the freelancer.

“Buyout Fee”: Companies pay a nominal fee when they decide to convert a freelancer to their payroll — Longer a company has worked with a freelancer on trial, the smaller this fee gets.

How We Are Different


Working to bypass the issues presented by traditional recruitment channels

Job portals create a hiring process that can take months as managers sift through hundreds of resumes and applicants apply to dozens of jobs without ever hearing back.

Staffing agencies charge a premium for their manual, human-driven services.

Freelance websites often provide low-quality employees that would never make the cut for a full-time hire.

SkillSoniq is powered by an AI system that continually collects data and allows us to efficiently connect the right candidate to the right job—meaning a lower cost and less time spent.

*The above information is based on internal research and management's experience

The Vision


SkillSoniq aims to eliminate the interview

We hope to disrupt the traditional recruiting process for good. Our ultimate vision is to make hiring as simple as speaking into Voice-Enabled Devices like Amazon Echo or an Apple Watch, where you would be able to start working with potential employees within seconds, without conducting any interviews.


In the SkillSoniq World, companies will automatically be assigned the best workers for the job through our app, and be given personalized recommendations on their next “individual or team” hire making it very easy for companies to scale teams.

*The information is for illustration purposes only, actual technology has not been developed.

In the next five years, we want to be present in every major freelance-heavy city and country across the world, aiming to become a leader in the category.

OUR LEADERSHIP


A team determined to find a solution for hiring woes

Our founder, Abby (Abhinav Verma), has spearheaded two successful entrepreneurial ventures in the past, and our Board of Advisors consists of high profile entrepreneurs, tech executives, venture capitalists, and an author of best-selling business books. 


Collectively, our team has 40+ years of experience in sales, marketing, finance, and tech and is true problem solvers. We are driven to succeed because we have all felt the pain of hiring via traditional recruiting methods or the pain of finding a job. 

Why Invest


Ever wondered if there’s a way out of traditional recruitment channels to do your hiring?

If so, it’s time to invest in a recruiting app which has taken the age old concept of “Temp to Perm” and added multiple layers of technology to it to transform the way companies hire talent. We believe this is needed now, more than ever, as companies invest in growth while staying lean, especially as they recover from the wake of the pandemic. We have already begun to see favorable metrics on our platform as companies see the value of hiring on SkillSoniq: 

In 2021, we believe many companies will begin to scale up their hiring processes, which could provide huge tailwinds to our business. Internally within SkillSoniq, we are at an inflection point with proven sales channels, attractive unit economics, happy customers, rapid release of new product features, and a great deal of learning. With momentum building around freelancing and remote work, we believe that funds raised in this round will help us further capitalize on extremely favorable market trends we’ve seen.

Thanks for reading our story! We hope that you will invest in us to help us change recruiting for good and become a leading talent marketplace globally.

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In the Press

Startup.Info

SkillSoniq: Led by a relentless entrepreneur (Abby Verma) who is transforming the Freelance Recruiting Space using AI

The Daily Press

SkillSoniq Raises Seed Funding To Disrupt The Way Companies Hire Talent

Top Wire News

SkillSoniq: Disrupting Traditional Recruitment With AI Driven Talent Marketplace App

Founders Live

Founders Live Conversations with Justin Hauge and Abby Verma of SkillSoniq

Financial Express

Linking freelancers to jobs: Need AI-powered digital platforms to boost freelancing

Bizz Buzz

SkillSoniq, a USA-based startup, is mulling its foray into India in the near future

Offering Summary


Company

:

SkillSoniq, Inc.

Corporate Address

:

20 River Court, Suite 2004, Jersey City, NJ 07310

Offering Minimum

:

$9,999.90

Offering Maximum

:

$534,999.98

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$250.92











Terms


Offering Type

:

Equity

Security Name

:

Common Stock

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

12,195

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

652,439

Price per Share

:

$0.82

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$10,250,000.00











COVID Relief

This offering is being conducted on an expedited basis due to circumstances relating to COVID-19 and pursuant to the SEC’s temporary regulatory COVID-19 relief set out in Regulation Crowdfunding §227.201(z).

Expedited closing sooner than 21 days

In reliance on Regulation Crowdfunding §227.303(g)(2) A funding portal that is an intermediary in a transaction involving the offer or sale of securities initiated between May 4, 2020, and February 28, 2021, in reliance on section 4(a)(6) of the Securities Act (15 U.S.C. 77d(a)(6)) by an issuer that is conducting an offering on an expedited basis due to circumstances relating to COVID-19 shall not be required to comply with the requirement in paragraph (e)(3)(i) of this section that a funding portal shall not direct transmission of funds earlier than 21 days after the date on which the intermediary makes publicly available on its platform the information required to be provided by the issuer under §§227.201 and 227.203(a).

Voting Rights of Securities Sold in this Offering

Voting Proxy. Each Subscriber shall appoint the Chief Executive Officer of the Company (the “CEO”), or his or her successor, as the Subscriber’s true and lawful proxy and attorney, with the power to act alone and with full power of substitution, to, consistent with this instrument and on behalf of the Subscriber, (i) vote all Securities, (ii) give and receive notices and communications, (iii) execute any instrument or document that the CEO determines is necessary or appropriate in the exercise of its authority under this instrument, and (iv) take all actions necessary or appropriate in the judgment of the CEO for the accomplishment of the foregoing. The proxy and power granted by the Subscriber pursuant to this Section are coupled with an interest. Such proxy and power will be irrevocable. The proxy and power, so long as the Subscriber is an individual, will survive the death, incompetency and disability of the Subscriber and, so long as the Subscriber is an entity, will survive the merger or reorganization of the Subscriber or any other entity holding the Securities. However, the Proxy will terminate upon the closing of a firm-commitment underwritten public offering pursuant to an effective registration statement under the Securities Act of 1933 covering the offer and sale of Common Stock or the effectiveness of a registration statement under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 covering the Common Stock.

 

*Maximum Number of Shares Offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares. See Bonus info below.

Company Perks*

Time-Based

Friends and Family Early Birds

Invest within the first two weeks and receive additional 30% bonus shares.

Super Early Bird Bonus

Invest within the first four weeks and receive additional 25% bonus shares.

Early Bird Bonus

Invest within the first six weeks and receive an additional 15% bonus shares.

Amount-Based

$500 | 1st Tier

5% Bonus Shares + $50 invoice credit if you sign up as a corporate customer of SkillSoniq.

$1,000 | 2nd Tier

10% Bonus Shares + $100 invoice credit if you sign up as a corporate customer of SkillSoniq + “SkillSoniq Investor” Hat.

$2,500 | 3rd Tier

15% Bonus Shares + $200 invoice credit if you sign up as a corporate customer of SkillSoniq + “SkillSoniq Investor” Hat.

$5,000 | 4th Tier

20% Bonus Shares + $300 invoice credit if you sign up as a corporate customer of SkillSoniq + “SkillSoniq Investor” Hat + “SkillSoniq Investor” Hoodie.

$10,000 | 5th Tier

25% Bonus Shares + $400 invoice credit if you sign up as a corporate customer of SkillSoniq + “SkillSoniq Investor” Hat + “SkillSoniq Investor” Hoodie + Exclusive 30 min Zoom call with Founder.

$20,000 | 6th Tier

30% Bonus Shares + $500 invoice credit if you sign up as a corporate customer of SkillSoniq + “SkillSoniq Investor” Hat + “SkillSoniq Investor” Hoodie + Exclusive 30 min Zoom call with Founder + Early Access to Key Product Features.

*All perks occur when the offering is completed.

The 10% StartEngine Owners' Bonus

SkillSoniq, Inc. will offer 10% additional bonus shares for all investments that are committed by investors that are eligible for the StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. OWNer's bonus.

This means eligible StartEngine shareholders will receive a 10% bonus for any shares they purchase in this offering. For example, if you buy 100 shares of common stock at $0.82 / share, you will receive and own 110 shares for $82. Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share.

This 10% Bonus is only valid during the investors eligibility period. Investors eligible for this bonus will also have priority if they are on a waitlist to invest and the company surpasses its maximum funding goal. They will have the first opportunity to invest should room in the offering become available if prior investments are canceled or fail.

Investors will only receive a single bonus, which will be the highest bonus rate they are eligible for.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

The Company might incur Irregular Use of Proceeds that may include but are not limited to the following over $10,000: Vendor payments. Salary payments made to one’s self, a friend or relative. Any expense labeled “Administrative Expenses” not strictly for administrative purposes. Any expense labeled “Travel and Entertainment”.

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$62,117.00 USD
$18,743.22 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$59,888.00 USD
$18,250.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$2,229.00 USD
$494.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$14,828.00 USD
$6,228.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$67,994.00 USD
$67,994.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$301,634.00 USD
$367,297.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$262,575.00 USD
$319,622.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$66,357.00 USD
-$613.00 USD

Risks

A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


Updates

ABSOLUTE FINAL CALL - Just 1 hour left to invest in SkillSoniq!

3 days ago

Hey Friends! This is the absolute FINAL CALL for those interested in investing in SkillSoniq on StartEngine! We have over 245 investors from this round, and are looking to get more investors! If interested in re-defining the future of work through SkillSoniq, check out our campaign page on StartEngine and invest a minimum of just $250, while earning great investor perks!

Click here to invest in us! This is the last chance to invest in us.

 



Final Call - Just 2 hours left to invest in SkillSoniq!

3 days ago

Hey Friends! We are nearing the end of a successful fund raise on StartEngine! This is the final call for those who want to invest in the Freelance Revolution through SkillSoniq, or want to increase their investment! We have over 245 investors from this round, and are looking to get more investors! 

Invest now to earn great perks, and your fair share in the Freelance Revolution! Click here to invest in us!

 

Just 5 hours left to invest in SkillSoniq!

3 days ago

Hey Friends! There are about 5 hours left to invest in the Freelance Revolution through SkillSoniq! We have over 230 investors from this round, and are looking to get more! We have shown great traction in terms of client demand on our platform, and are now raising funds to invest in meeting all of the demand for talent on our marketplace!

Invest now to earn great perks, and your fair share in the Freelance Revolution! Click here to invest in us! 


12 hours left to invest in SkillSoniq!

3 days ago

Hey Friends - There are only 12 hours left to invest in SkillSoniq! We are aspiring to change the future of work, which we believe is "Freelance". 

Click here to invest.

   

Final chance: Less than 1 day left to invest in SkillSoniq!

3 days ago

Hi Friends,

There is less than 1 day left to invest in the Freelance Revolution through SkillSoniq, and we are trying to cross $150K! Please note that this may be the last chance for retail investors like you to invest in SkillSoniq.

We have over 240 investors from this round, including seasoned tech executives like Curt Olson and are looking to get more investors on board! We have shown great traction in terms of client demand on our platform, and are now raising funds to invest in meeting all of the demand for talent on our marketplace! This is a great opportunity to earn investor perks, and to help define the future of work

Invest now to earn your fair share in the Freelance Revolution! Click here to invest in us!


Only 3 days left to invest in SkillSoniq!

6 days ago

Hi Friends,

There are ONLY days left to invest in the Freelance Revolution through SkillSoniq, and we are trying to cross $150K! Please note that this may be the last chance for retail investors like you to invest in SkillSoniq.

We have over 240 investors from this round, including seasoned tech executives like Curt Olson and are looking to get more! We have shown great traction in terms of client demand on our platform, and are now raising funds to invest in meeting all of the demand for talent on our marketplace! This is a great opportunity to earn investor perks, and to help define the future of work

Invest now to earn your fair share in the Freelance Revolution! Click here to invest in us!


Only 4 days left to invest in SkillSoniq!

7 days ago

Hi Friends,

There are ONLY 4 days left to invest in the Freelance Revolution through SkillSoniq! Please note that this may be the last chance for retail investors like you to invest in SkillSoniq.

We have over 240 investors from this round, including seasoned tech executives like Curt Olson and are looking to get more! We have shown great traction in terms of client demand on our platform, and are now raising funds to invest in meeting all of the demand for talent on our marketplace! This is a great opportunity to earn investor perks, and to help define the future of work

Invest now to earn your fair share in the Freelance Revolution! Click here to invest in us!


5 days left to invest in SkillSoniq!

8 days ago

Hi Friends,

There are less than 6 days left to invest in the Freelance Revolution through SkillSoniq! We have over 220 investors from this round, and are looking to get more! We have shown great traction in terms of client demand on our platform, and are now raising funds to invest in meeting all of the demand for talent on our marketplace!

Invest now to earn great perks, and your fair share in the Freelance Revolution! Click here to invest in us!

Curt Olson, Seasoned Tech Executive, invests in SkillSoniq!

13 days ago

Hey Friends - I am extremely proud to share that Curt Olson, a seasoned Tech Executive, has invested in SkillSoniq in this round! Curt has over 20 years of diverse experience as a Founder, CEO, Advisor and Executive for numerous companies spanning multiple industries. He has led billion dollar enterprises in the past. His LinkedIn profile can be accessed here.



In the past, Curt has been the Co-Founder and CEO of Benefyts, an InsurTech start-up bringing transformational innovation to the individual disability market. The Benefyts solution uses big data, predictive modeling, consumer personas, and analytics to digitize and fully automate the sales and underwriting process in a $13 Billion individual disability insurance market. Prior to Benefyts, Curt was President and CEO of some of the largest insurance companies, such as ING and AIG Benefit Solutions. Curt was also the President at Decisely, a technology company that has been funded with $60M and uses proprietary algorithms to provide a suite of healthcare, retirement, recruitment and HR solutions to small businesses.

Curt is an experienced leader with a demonstrated history of success developing and executing strategic vision, driving top and bottom line results, merging business units, consolidating cultures, and building cohesive executive teams. He has a Proven track record in team leadership, talent development, sales force/customer management, and IT development and implementation.

Curt believes that SkillSoniq is re-defining the future of work with its unique "freelance to full-time" staffing model and has immense confidence in our team to problem solve and scale the company to become a leader in the recruiting space.

We welcome Curt to our growing family! For those who have not invested in us yet, now is the best time, as we have 10 days remaining before our campaign ends! You can do so by clicking here.

Regards,

Abby



 


Notice of Funds Disbursement

17 days ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, SkillSoniq has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in SkillSoniq be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Less than 20 days left to invest in SkillSoniq!

20 days ago

Hi Friends,

There are less than 20 days left to invest in the Freelance Revolution through SkillSoniq! We have over 200 investors from this round, and are looking to get more! We have shown great traction in terms of client demand on our platform, and are now raising funds to invest in meeting all of the demand for talent on our marketplace!

Invest now to earn great perks, and your fair share in the Freelance Revolution! Click here to invest in us! 


Check out our Founder talk about SkillSoniq on the Fuse Show!

21 days ago

Hi Friends - Check out our Founder talk about the vision at SkillSoniq, his journey so far, and all of the exciting developments at SkillSoniq!

You can watch the video by clicking here


30 days left to invest in SkillSoniq!

about 1 month ago

Hi Friends,

There are 30 days left to invest in the Freelance Revolution through SkillSoniq! We have over 200 investors from this round, and are looking to get more! We have shown great traction in terms of client demand on our platform, and are now raising funds to invest in meeting all of the demand for talent on our marketplace!

Invest now to earn great perks, and your fair share in the Freelance Revolution! Click here to invest in us! 

Cheers,

Abby

Notice of Material Change in Offering

about 1 month ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the SkillSoniq offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of the change:


Issuer extended their campaign to September 13, 2021.


When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

Less than 60 days left to invest in SkillSoniq!

about 2 months ago

Hi Friends,

There are less than 60 days left to invest in the Freelance Revolution through SkillSoniq! We have over 200 investors from this round, and are looking to get more! We are poised to leverage the freelance revolution and are expanding rapidly across the United States and Canada. 

Click here to invest in us, and avail all of the investor perks we are offering!

Cheers,

Abby

SkillSoniq seeing a record-setting surge in demand!

about 2 months ago

Hi Friends,

I am happy to share that as companies realize the importance of hiring flexible talent, we are seeing a never-seen-before surge in demand for talent on our marketplace! So much so that the number of jobs posted on SkillSoniq has grown by over 400% Y-o-Y from March 2020 to March 2021.

In order to service demand, we have accelerated the rollout of product features, and are investing in streamlining our recruiting operations. Most companies looking for talent on our marketplace are startups and small businesses - Gives us great pleasure to be able to help small businesses in scaling their teams by using our app!

If you have not invested in SkillSoniq yet, pls click here to do so. Below are a few reasons we think you should!


1. We are now rated as a top 10 recruiting company on TrustPilot (Ahead of ZipRecruiter and Vettery)

2. We have launched in 4 new cities across the US and Canada in under 2 years

3. We operate in a $30B skilled freelance market, that is poised for massive growth


Let's go! 


Regards,

Abby 

Notice of Funds Disbursement

3 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, SkillSoniq has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in SkillSoniq be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

SkillSoniq partners with the Government of Canada to create jobs!

3 months ago

Hello Friends - We are thrilled to announce that SkillSoniq has partnered with the Toronto Business Development Centre (TBDC) and indirectly with the government of Toronto to provide exclusive recruiting services to their 100+ startups based in Canada. As a part of this partnership, SkillSoniq will introduce its AI-Powered recruiting app to TBDC’s network of startups and help them hire early employees at the lowest risk and cost.


Toronto Business Development Centre (TBDC) is Toronto’s first start-up incubator that was established in 1990, and offers programs that provide access to a network of key resources that can help accelerate growth for start-ups. TBDC strategically designed their services to help businesses thrive. They offer an unmatched mentor network, access to capital through their Angel Investor Network, and a portfolio of support services required to help startups build and scale.

TBDC motivates entrepreneurial-minded individuals from diverse communities to develop their business plans and to effectively start up their companies through a variety of tailored programs. TBDC and its affiliate organizations provide advisory support to young student entrepreneurs, individuals currently receiving social assistance, and persons with disabilities.

 “We are excited to partner with TBDC, and indirectly with the government of Canada, to help their community of entrepreneurs hire early employees at the lowest risk and cost. Toronto has a vibrant startup culture, and we are super pumped about this opportunity to contribute by helping entrepreneurs scale teams quickly through our recruiting platform,” said Abby, founder of SkillSoniq.

SkillSoniq’s mission is to help startups and small businesses scale teams quickly – They find that startups face over a 25% attrition in early employees because employees leave for more established companies, or startups find that they have hired the wrong person. SkillSoniq, through its AI-Powered technology, allows startups to try out the best talent as an independent contractor or a freelancer, before converting them to their payroll. This allows both the jobseeker and the startup to get to know each other before they commit to a full-time role – A win-win for both parties.

“SkillSoniq is a top-ranked recruiting app, and offers a unique value proposition to our network of startups. We often find that founders in our network spend over 50% of their time on recruiting activities. SkillSoniq’s AI-Powered recruiting platform will allow founders to spend less time on recruiting activities, and significantly more time on building their businesses – which is how it should be,” said Noor Haq, Program Director at Toronto Business Development Centre.  

You can read the full news release by clicking here.


SkillSoniq crosses $100K in funding on StartEngine! Still time to invest!

4 months ago

Hello Friends! We are thrilled to share that over 200 investors have now invested more than $100,000 in SkillSoniq on StartEngine! We are extremely grateful for all of your investments thus far, and have an exciting line up of product features we will be rolling out very soon!

A few of these features include:

1. Real-time chat feature (In Beta)

2. Payment integration

3. Integration of our platform with ATS and Payroll platforms (Eg- Greenhouse, ADP)

4. Complete re-design of user dashboard to make it more intuitive

5. Launch of an iOS Native App

Our vision is to become a leading freelance marketplace globally. Those of you who have not checked us out yet, pls click here to check us out and invest - This is the best way to be a part of the ongoing freelance revolution and contribute to the future of the workforce. 



 


SkillSoniq launches a live messaging feature for customers!

4 months ago

Hi Friends - I am excited to share that we recently launched a live messaging feature (v1.0) on our platform for companies and freelancers to work and collaborate in more effective ways! Over the last few months, users were demanding a messaging feature which would help them in connecting with freelancers more quickly - So we listened to our users and delivered! 

While we have launched Version 1 of this feature, we have a roadmap to invest in more messaging related features so companies and freelancers can collaborate and work more effectively on our platform. If you have not invested in us yet, please click here to do so. We are working to disrupt the traditional recruiting process, with the use of AI.   

Stay tuned for more updates!

 

Notice of Funds Disbursement

5 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, SkillSoniq has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in SkillSoniq be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

SkillSoniq ranks in the top 10 recruiting companies (Top 6%)

5 months ago

Hello Friends!

We are proud to share that SkillSoniq has jumped up the rankings to now rank in the Top 10 recruiting companies on TrustPilot, going by market adoption! We have beaten recruiting companies like Vettery and ZipRecruiter on this list! 

TrustPilot is a consumer review website that hosts reviews of businesses worldwide, and nearly 1 million new reviews are posted each month on TrustPilot. SkillSoniq was awarded a TrustScore of 4.8/5 on TrustPilot. A TrustScore is an overall measurement of reviewer satisfaction, based on all the service and location reviews a business receives on Trustpilot. SkillSoniq’s overall ranking and excellent TrustScore puts its reputation above several well-known companies in the industry, such as Vettery, which was recently acquired for over $100 million and ZipRecruiter, which is currently valued at $1.5 billion.

The fact that SkillSoniq is ranked in the top 10 recruiting companies across the world and has a higher TrustScore than Vettery and ZipRecruiter demonstrates SkillSoniq’s popularity among customers! 


 

Notice of Material Change in Offering

5 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the SkillSoniq offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of the change:


SkillSoniq provided updated financials, extended their campaign, and increased minimum investment amount.


When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

Notice of Funds Disbursement

6 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, SkillSoniq has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in SkillSoniq be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

We now have 200 investors in under 2 months!

6 months ago

Hi Friends,

We are extremely grateful to those who have invested in SkillSoniq - Because of you, we have been able to get close to $100K in under 2 months, which is a remarkable achievement! There is till time to invest in SkillSoniq and participate in the ongoing Freelance Revolution! A few reasons you should invest in us: 

  • In Q2 of 2020, SkillSoniq closed its first round of seed funding from 240+ investors
  • SkillSoniq generated $350k in gross revenue in New York alone during its first year (2019), and has since launched in four additional cities  
  • The majority of hiring managers (72%) in the U.S. are continuing or increasing their use of freelancers, especially as a result of the pandemic

Click here to invest




Only 7 days left to grab our Early Bird Bonus!

6 months ago

Hello Friends!

There are only 7 days left to grab the early bird perk of 15% bonus shares with every investment! This is our way of treating early investors in SkillSoniq, so hurry before time runs out!


 

Notice of Funds Disbursement

6 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, SkillSoniq has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in SkillSoniq be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Watch SkillSoniq's Founder speak at the exclusive "Leading Entrepreneurs of the World" Event on how SkillSoniq is disrupting the recruiting space!

6 months ago

Hi Friends,

Check out our founder speak to a live audience at the "Leading Entrepreneurs of the World" Conference on what is causing the global freelance revolution right now and how SkillSoniq is well positioned to capitalize on it to achieve its vision of becoming a leading recruiting marketplace globally!

 

Notice of Funds Disbursement

6 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, SkillSoniq has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in SkillSoniq be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT TO AVAIL 25% BONUS SHARES IN SKILLSONIQ!

6 months ago

Hi Friends - We are offering 25% additional bonus shares on ALL investments in SkillSoniq for ONLY 3 more days! Please click here to check us out! Remember: The more you invest, the more investor perks you get!

Our vision is to transform the way recruiting is done, and below are some of the reasons you should invest in SkillSoniq:

  • In Q2 of 2020, SkillSoniq closed its first round of seed funding from 240+ investors
  • SkillSoniq generated $350k in gross revenue in New York alone during its first year (2019), and has since launched in four additional cities
  • The majority of hiring managers (72%) in the U.S. are continuing or increasing their use of freelancers, especially as a result of the pandemic

Regards,
Team SkillSoniq


Quick video update from SkillSoniq's Founder!

7 months ago

Hey Friends - Just thought I should give a quick video update thanking all of you who have invested in SkillSoniq so far, and sharing a little bit of what's going on @ SkillSoniq! Enjoy and I will try to give out more regular video updates to y'all. Stay Safe, Abby.




  

SkillSoniq's investor count crosses 150 in under 2 weeks - Let's get to 250 investors!

7 months ago

Hi Friends,

We are so happy to share that we now have an investor base of over 150 investors in a little under 2 weeks! We are very grateful for those of you who have invested in us and believed in our story! 

For those who have not invested yet, this is the best time to invest! Let's get to 250 investors in the next week!

Click here to invest now.

 

SkillSoniq gets 100+ investors in just the first week!

7 months ago

Hi Friends,

We are proud to share that we got 100+ investors in just the first week of launch



We extremely grateful for those of you who have invested in SkillSoniq, and decided to become a part of our growing family! We hope you enjoy all of the investor perks and SkillSoniq swag that comes with your investment. 

Our next goal is to get to $100K in the next week, and we need all the help possible! This is a great opportunity to participate in the freelance revolution for as low as $150, and get 30% bonus rewards as an early investor. 

We request you to spread the word on all of the lovely things SkillSoniq is doing to transform the traditional recruiting process for good!

Regards,

Abby

 

SkillSoniq invited to speak at the "Leading Entrepreneurs of the World" event!

7 months ago

Hi Everyone,

We are super excited to share that Abby, Founder of SkillSoniq, has been invited to speak about the future of the workforce at the "Leading Entrepreneurs of the World" event! 


This is a platform that selects leading tech entrepreneurs and subject matter experts across the world to share their story and vision with a broader audience of aspiring entrepreneurs. Abby will be discussing his take on the Freelance Revolution during and post COVID-19, and how SkillSoniq sees the future of the workforce shaping up in the next 5-10 years. 

We are extremely excited about this event and will share a video of the event in the next couple of weeks. 

If you haven't already, you can still avail 30% bonus rewards as part of the Early Bird Perks we are offering to early investors in SkillSoniq! Hurry, only a few more days left! 

Only 1 week left before Early Bird Perk Expires!

7 months ago

Hi Friends,

Only 1 more week is left before our Early Bird Perks expire! Hurry, this is your best chance to invest in the ongoing freelance revolution by owning a piece of SkillSoniq for a minimum of $150! We are giving away 30% bonus shares to early bird investors! 


A few reasons you should invest in SkillSoniq:

  • In Q2 of 2020, SkillSoniq closed its first round of seed funding from 240+ investors
  • SkillSoniq generated $350k in gross revenue in New York alone during its first year (2019), and has since launched in four additional cities
  • The majority of hiring managers (72%) in the U.S. are continuing or increasing their use of freelancers, especially as a result of the pandemic

SkillSoniq's Founding and Story Featured on Starter Story!

7 months ago

Hi Friends,

SkillSoniq and its founder were recently featured on "Starter Story"! Starter Story covers the journey of SkillSoniq, some of the key challenges faced by them, how they are innovating and disrupting the traditional recruiting space, and what are some of the lessons learnt along the way.

Click here to read the phenomenal story of how SkillSoniq started!

If you have not invested in SkillSoniq yet, there is still time to avail the early bird perk of 30% bonus rewards before its too late!




   

SkillSoniq zooms past $15k in the first few hours!

7 months ago

Hi All,

We are happy to share that we have zoomed past $15k in investments on Start Engine within in just a few hours the first day of launch! We are extremely grateful for those who have already invested in us, and would encourage the rest of you to invest early so we can crush our funding goal!  


We have lined up awesome early bird perks for those who invest in our campaign in the first 2 weeks of our campaign. These include 30% bonus rewards (mentioned on the campaign page).

There has never been a better time to invest in SkillSoniq as we have proven sales, a healthy pipeline of product features, and a ton of happy customers! A few reasons you should consider before investing in us:

1. We have onboarded 6,000 new freelancers

2. We earned $117k in revenue in Q1 2020

3. We launched in 4 new cities across the US and Canada

4. We have spent $0 on Ads so far!


Let's go! 


Regards,

Abby





 


   

Get 30% Bonus Shares in SkillSoniq - Early Bird Special Expiring Soon

7 months ago

Hi Friends,

We have zoomed past $25K in the first 2 days of our campaign on StartEngine, and there are only a few more days left before our "early bird family and friends" perks expire.  

We are currently offering 30% bonus rewards to early bird investors! This is the best opportunity to invest in a company that aspires to transform the traditional recruiting process for good, and to participate in the ongoing freelance revolution.

   


Regards,
Abby

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