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Human Cloud Empowers Leaders to Unlock freelance 2.0

Human Cloud shapes the standards, leads the conversations, and builds the knowledge graph leaders use to find, invest, and grow their portfolios, products, platforms, and solutions in the freelance economy.

Join 119,340+ Freelance Leaders

Our Vision

The freelance economy should be the default model for work. Not the only model of work, but instead of default full time, work should be 80% freelance, and accelerate the potential of full time leadership.

This is far from an easy transition. But with Human Cloud as a launchpad, Freelance Leaders can accelerate their impact, in turn growing the freelance economy from a $3.6t industry to a $10t industry by 2030.

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Our Work

We are not a marketplace or PR. We are an advisory firm that leads the conversations, the data, and the relationships that lead to growth, partnership, and investment or acquisition for freelance leaders.

Freelance Leader: Entrepreneurs leading freelance platforms, products, portfolios, or freelance adoption within their organizations.

Freelance (industry and economy): An economy defined by the worker choosing to be self employed. 

Featured Guests On The Human Cloud Podcast, the #1 global podcast in the freelance category

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Where Freelance Leaders Hit Escape Velocity

The Freelance Economy is a difficult industry. Whether building a new platform, driving internal adoption of freelancers, or investing in future of work startups, building in the freelance industry can feel like being stranded on a deserted island. It’s not just you…freelance is a tough industry to break into or hit escape velocity.

We’ve been fortunate to lead this space for 10+ years. We’ve seen the good, the bad, and to be frank…the trip wires leaders keep falling for.

To help every leader avoid the trip wires, we lead the conversations, build the knowledge graph, and provide boutique advisory. 

We are an independent partner that helps Enterprises progress through the 3 Freelance Horizons:

(1) Transactional Sourcing – accessing global talent platforms for speed, cost, and quality benefits in alignment with existing contingent talent, Procurement, and external talent processes.

(2) Strategic Sourcing – scaling freelance adoption from pilot and controlled working teams to your entire organization while ensuring compliance, security, and culture concerns. 

(3) Disruption – using freelance talent pools and platforms to create new products, service lines, and fundamental transformation.

We work with Business Unit Executives, Strategic Sourcing Executives, Talent Acquisition Executives, Procurement, HR, and Legal.

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We help you position, earn your place, enter new markets, build new capabilities, and fundamentally rethink freelance models. 

Most important, we know how to work with you. You don’t need an expensive strategy engagement. Likewise, you need more than content, social media, or branding experts, you need to physically put yourself at the front of the wave, and we understand how to balance your budget and timelines to make this happen. 

We typically help them in three ways.

  1. Strategy – What are your superpowers? What strengths do you have today, that make you uniquely differentiated in the market? What will it take from sales, marketing, and product to get you where you want to be?
  2. Amplification – How do you generate lift? How do you test if your strategy and your messaging is right? 
  3. Connection – How do you connect with the right peers, partners, and customers? 

 

Every client is different, and we treat each platform as an extension of our team, our reputation, thus ensuring we

We have the deal flow, the insights, and the support structure to help you.

We help VC and PE investors:

  • Find and broker deals
  • Help with Due Diligence
  • Ensure Port Co success through our advisory
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Industry Landscape

Industry wide database of everyone you need to know in the freelance economy. Includes 9 verticals and 343 prioritized players. Averaging 3-6 new players a week.

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Connect | Human Cloud Community

Join a global community of 100+ fellow leaders moving the freelance economy forward

Learn | Knowledge Graph

Everything Executives, Entrepreneurs, and Investors need to know to make informed decisions

Act | Advisory

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Freelance Trend Tracker is the largest global database of freelance industry performance, sentiment, and market intelligence. It’s used by clients, investors, and leaders of services/platforms that support the freelance economy.

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We Lead the conversations that push the industry forward

Led by Jon Younger and Matthew Mottola, Human Cloud is fortunate to lead the conversations, keynotes, and collaborations moving the freelance economy forward. Whether inclusion in major media, or curating partnerships that lead to a 35%+ increase in revenue, Human Cloud is the nervous system that the freelance economy connects to.

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#1 global podcast on the freelance economy

Hosted by Matthew Mottola, the Human Cloud Podcast brings top Entrepreneurs, Executives, Experts, and Investors leading in the freelance economy.

50+ Global stages

Leading global keynotes and Presentations

We’ve been fortunate to present from San Francisco, to Riyadh, to Copenhagen, to Berlin. From leading E-commerce Conferences, to leading Tech Conferences like SXSW, to  Closed Door Innovation Summits with YPO and leading Executive groups, we make the freelance economy simple, tangible, and actionable. 

We’ve learned one thing – the power of a powerful presentation.

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Use Our Global Ecosystem as your Launchpad

Our leaders use us to unlock, accelerate, and inform large, long term, disruptive changes that move their companies and industries forward. 

We enable this by curating connection, quantifying insights, and working directly with you through advisory engagements.

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our offerings

Community

Join a global community of freelance peers, participate in monthly meetings, lead working groups, and build the deep relationships that lead to partners, customers, employees, and a tight knit freelance network.

Study Groups

We vet and curate a complementary group of leaders so you can create deep relationships that lead to learnings, lead share, and partnerships.

Advisory

We get in the trenches with select leaders.

We are an independent partner that helps you progress through the 3 Freelance Horizons, (1) Transactional sourcing, (2) Strategic Sourcing, (3) Disruption across your product, service, and organization.

We can help you:

  •  Understand the state of the industry
  • Identify the unique use cases freelancers can have within your Enterprise
  • Help Executives, Department Heads, and Hiring Managers learn the benefits and how to hire freelancers at scale 
  • Mitigate privacy, security, legal, compliance,  and culture barriers
  • Introduce you to the right platforms for you, and work with you and the platforms to ensure a smooth rollout
  • Set up a freelance program, all the way from awareness, to pilot, to scale phases
 
We can:
  • Host workshops for your Executive Team
  • Amplify your leaders, your program, and your strategy through our industry leading media channels
  • Project manage your freelance program until you’re ready to resource with full time leaders

We help you position, earn your place, enter new markets, build new capabilities, and fundamentally rethink freelance models. 

Most important, we know how to work with you. You don’t need an expensive strategy engagement. Likewise, you need more than content, social media, or branding experts, you need to physically put yourself at the front of the wave, and we understand how to balance your budget and timelines to make this happen. 

We typically help them in three ways.

  1. Strategy – What are your superpowers? What strengths do you have today, that make you uniquely differentiated in the market? What will it take from sales, marketing, and product to get you where you want to be?
  2. Amplification – How do you generate lift? How do you test if your strategy and your messaging is right? 
  3. Connection – How do you connect with the right peers, partners, and customers? 

 

Every client is different, and we treat each platform as an extension of our team, our reputation, thus ensuring we

We have the deal flow, the insights, and the support structure to help you.

We help VC and PE investors:

  • Find and broker deals
  • Help with Due Diligence
  • Ensure Port Co success through our advisory

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