Gun.io was founded on the simple idea that when it comes to freelancing, hiring and being hired should be based on merit.
Picture it: the precipice of the gig economy. Freelance marketplaces popping up across the horizon like dandelions in spring. But under the hood of those marketplaces are bidding wars that overwhelmingly result in low-paid work and poor results for clients.
Enter: our founders, freelancers, trying to get paid on said marketplaces.
They quickly realized that two groups of people weren’t winning on these platforms: senior developers who are experts in their craft, and companies seeking to hire these experts.
So, they built a platform to connect companies with vetted freelance talent, committed to helping freelancers compete on merit, not rate.
Here at Gun.io, we envision a radically empowered humanity where every individual can realize their full potential. We believe that requires a new paradigm for work — one in which technologists can engage each other fractionally and flexibly at a fair wage, and companies can access the talent they need to build our future.
Today, our core team is based in our Nashville HQ, working tirelessly to shape the future of the global economy.