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[Funding News] NYC-based Wilya Raises $4M Seed Funding

Wilya, formerly known as Gig and Take, an innovative B2B SaaS company transforming traditional HR practices in the manufacturing and supply chain sectors has secured $4 million seed funding led by Ironspring Ventures, with participation from Schematic Ventures, Plug & Play Ventures, Iron Prairie Ventures, Motivate Ventures, and 25Madison.

Wilya, formerly known as Gig and Take, an innovative B2B SaaS company transforming traditional HR practices in the manufacturing and supply chain sectors has secured $4 million seed funding led by Ironspring Ventures, with participation from Schematic Ventures, Plug & Play Ventures, Iron Prairie Ventures, Motivate Ventures, and 25Madison.

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This funding milestone underscores both the growing recognition of Wilya’s cutting-edge approach to flexible work and skills digitization, and the company’s rapid commercial growth.With this new injection of capital, Wilya will accelerate the development and deployment of its software solutions, further expand its market reach, and add product features to address the unique human capital challenges in the supply chain.

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In addition to the funding news, Wilya is excited to announce its rebranding. “We are taking on the #1 issue for manufacturers through a novel technology solution, informed by our backgrounds in HR and tech,” said Rahil Siddiqui, Founder and CEO of Wilya. “Wilya offers a unique combination of integrated tools to introduce and manage closed pools of skilled, frontline industrial workers, and we are eager to expand on our early successes with this fresh capital and exciting new partners. Our new name also better reflects the increasing capabilities of the SaaS platform as we help our customers be more strategic in scaling up and down their skilled labor in a volatile economy.”

“Labor shortages remain a critical issue within US manufacturing, and Wilya’s platform is enabling manufacturers across the US to make great gains in productivity and efficiency by modernizing how factories identify skill sets and deploy their existing workforce,” said Ty Findley, Co-Founder & General Partner at Ironspring Ventures, who will join the Wilya board. “With depth in HR and manufacturing, this could not be a stronger team to understand these challenges. And when paired with impressive 400% commercial growth over the past year, we couldn’t be more excited to partner with Rahil and team.”

About Wilya

Wilya is passionate about empowering factories to build a fractional, flexible workforce. It envision a future where our software solution will help factories create, manage and retain a flexible workforce, creating a win -win situation for factories and workers. Company Comprised of experts in manufacturing, production, and HR and with expertise in Factory Ops, HRIS, M&A, make up the perfect team to help address the flexible workforce revolution.

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