Exploring New UK-based Freelance Industry Startups: A Comprehensive Overview

January 24, 2024

In a time when digital platforms are proliferating and the gig economy is growing, several innovative startups in the United Kingdom have emerged, offering unique and creative solutions to meet the evolving needs of freelancers. Founded in 2020 or later, these companies are at the cutting edge of the freelance industry, connecting workers with opportunities and businesses with the skilled professionals they need. This article showcases some of the most exciting freelance industry startsups in the UK.

We’ll explore a range of companies from sectors as diverse as human resources, coworking spaces, home services, banking, and the creative industries. Each company is based in the UK and has made significant strides in the freelance industry since its inception. From platforms that can match businesses with no-code developers to apps that facilitate on-demand local home services, these companies are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in the freelance market.

Whether you’re a freelance worker looking for new opportunities, a business in need of professional help, or an investor scouting for the next big thing in the freelance industry, these startups offer exciting possibilities. Read on for an introduction to each of these innovative companies, complete with a brief overview of their operations and links to their websites and social media profiles.


Located in London, Heep is a leading freelance platform that specialises in hiring no-code developers for your project. It features vetted makers, developers and automators across 50+ no-code tools. Over 100 businesses hire professionals on Heep to build apps, websites and automations at a fraction of the cost. You can find Heep on Twitter and on LinkedIn.

Crowd Employee

Based in London, Crowd Employee is a crowd working platform that pays crowd workers in monetary rewards as payment for providing services to brands and businesses. The company was started by Sam Williams and can be found on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.


DeskScout, located in London, provides a platform for coworking and freelance opportunities for small and medium businesses. You can connect with DeskScout on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

House Service App

House Service App, founded by Anisa Abdulrahman in London, connects skilled and accessible service providers with on-demand local home services. You can connect with House Service App through Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


Wedo, founded by David Jaques and Indiana Gregg in London, is another innovative startup operating in the freelance industry. Get connected with Wedo through Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

CGI Hive

CGI Hive, based in London, is the first comprehensive freelance marketplace for the CGI industry, matching Clients with 3D Artists worldwide. Join the conversation with CGI Hive on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.

Art Mavens Ltd

Located in London, Art Mavens Ltd is a company involved in the Art, Freelance, and Marketplace industry. The company was founded by Deborah Najar and Louise Hamlin. Connect with Art Mavens on Facebook and LinkedIn.


With headquarters in London, Lifelancer is a Freelance & Remote Job Platform focusing on life sciences, IT, and biopharma sectors. It was founded by Jayesh Pandya and Priyesh Pandya. Connect with Lifelancer through LinkedIn.


Passionfruit, founded by Issah Abdul Moomin and Raffi Salama in London, brings together the next generation of leading independent marketing talent on-demand. You can connect with Passionfruit on Twitter, and LinkedIn.


Revolancer, founded by Karl Swanepoel, Kinga Mijal, and Skye Brady in Caerphilly, is a freelance marketplace connecting businesses with skilled freelancers. Connect with Revolancer on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


London-based SideSparkz is a multi-award-winning platform connecting businesses all over the world with UK-based, expert freelancers who are thoroughly vetted and fully insured. It was founded by Christabel Charles and can be found on LinkedIn and Twitter on LinkedIn.

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