In a global economy with an estimated 1 billion so-called knowledge workers, and with freelancers accounting for some 35% of the world’s workforce, it’s a pretty gigantic market, which you could alternately look at as a major opportunity, but also a ripe field for many players with multiple permutations of the marketplace concept.
In this episode, we talk about a better future for remote work with Adam Jackson, a co-founder of Braintrust, a blockchain-powered nonprofit decentralized marketplace that connects skilled tech freelancers with enterprise clients like Goldman Sachs, Porsche, Under Armour and Wayfair. Braintrust is disrupting incumbent hiring platforms by transferring ownership into the hands of freelancers and finding a new way to align the incentives of workers and the companies that employ them.
Adam is a serial entrepreneur and an active technology investor. Back in 2012 he co-founded and was a CEO at Doctor On Demand.