In a city that is known for its creative diversity, it comes as no surprise that New York City is home to a huge number of freelancers. But while talent may be plentiful, finding an outlet for one’s abilities often proves to be more difficult. Solvate is an innovative startup that seeks to act as a middleman for talent and employers, making it easier to connect freelancers with businesses or other individuals who may be in need of their services. Solvate, which bills itself as a source of “Talent You Can Trust,” hopes to make the American labor economy more efficient by helping people work together productively in the cloud. Freelancers can apply directly through Solvate’s website to become a part of its talent network, while businesses can choose from a range of service contracts and payment plans, depending on whether they’re a small business or a corporation.
As more and more Americans struggle with unemployment or underemployment, Solvate could become a useful tool for fattening freelancers’ wallets. And since all applicants are pre-screened, companies don’t have to worry about candidates who don’t deliver the results they’re looking for.