The investment will be used for technology development, marketing, and working capital to further expand its business in Malaysia.

Digital employment platform, Troopers Malaysia, has closed a Series A funding of up to RM4mn (approx. US$950,000) from Shopper360, providing the company the leverage to implement some of its immediate business plans.

The investment will be used for technology development, marketing, and working capital to further expand its business in Malaysia.

Troopers' digital mobile platform enables the automation of gig matching and allows workers to choose where and when they want to work, and employers have access to a wide talent pool for all types of part-time / once-off gigs. 

Founded by Joshua Tan and Kelvin Lee in 2017, Troopers is looking to create an ecosystem that is reliable, efficient, and effective for stakeholders to maximise their time, money, and resources.

All recruitment, selection, talent management, payroll, and training for candidates is done via the app, and more than 100,000 headcounts have been hired over the past four years in a variety of roles and jobs across Malaysia.

Since the introduction of its mobile app in June 2021, Troopers has generated more than 35,000 users and placed more than 20,000 jobs translating to RM1.2mn of income in two months.

Leveraging on the government’s funds to promote the gig economy, Troopers is capitalising on the ‘Penjana Gig Protection’ scheme and making efforts in providing insurance coverage and protection to gig workers - such as delivery riders and vaccination centre volunteers through the Troopers Protect programme.

“Mobile continues to be a major platform for people to consume media, shop, and pay for goods and services. Therefore, it is only natural that we allow people to also search for jobs and short-term work through a mobile app. We see ample synergies with Shopper360 to grow our business further,” says Joshua Tan, Founder, and CEO of Troopers.

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