Airwork is building Canada's future of work. Our software gives local businesses instant access to a growing pool of vetted frontline professionals while enabling workers to pick up shifts whenever they want. Airwork fills 98.5% of shifts within 2 hours, and automatically handles payroll, insurance, and background checks. We're currently exclusively working with businesses in Southern Ontario and will be expanding across Canada rapidly. Airwork is funded by YCombinator, Expa, Village Global, and SHL Capital.
Founder/CEO at Airwork. Former engineer at Meta, Nauto, Yelp, NVIDIA. University of Waterloo Computer Science 2019 grad. Proud husband and dog+cat parent.
4 months after graduating from the YC W22 batch in March 2022, we realized our business wasn’t going to take off, so we pivoted. Our team kept circling around the problem of Canada’s labour shortage. Every day we were seeing supply chain delays, emergency rooms backed up, and restaurants understaffed. Canada is one of the most educated OECD countries (56% of adults have post-secondary education), yet somehow within just 2022, worker satisfaction dropped 3%, commitment to work dropped 6%, and satisfaction with salary dropped 10%.We realized there’s a unique opportunity to build a marketplace that offers flexible work for workers and an instant workforce on demand for businesses. This marketplace would pay a premium to workers while saving recruiting costs for businesses. It would also allow workers to pick up shifts wherever they want, whenever they want, while allowing businesses to post shifts based on demand. We believe Airwork is building Canada’s future of work.