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gigl, a video-based job platform on a mission to solve the hospitality staffing shortage, has closed a £1.1 million funding round.

Led by Dan Hudson, the mobile-first platform enables employers to combine the application process, telephone screening and first-round interview into a 60-second video. 

At the same time, prospective candidates can view a 60-second intro video from the employer to decide if the role and work culture is suitable for them. 

gigl is used by employers such as Hard Rock Hotel, Subway and Tortilla. 

The London startup has been backed by lead investor Cerebrum Tech as well as OxBridge Angels, Campden Hill Capital and angel investors including the former CFO of Deliveroo.

The company, which has achieved 40,000 app downloads, intends to use the funds to grow its marketing coverage, tech offerings and further expand its user base with increased targeting of SMEs. 


“I want to say a big thank you to the team at gigl, all the amazing people who have supported us on this journey and our investors for believing in what we are doing,” said Hudson. “2022 is going to be huge.”