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HOPWORK France, freelancer (self-employed) supply and demand

1. Organizational Governance

Strategy and organization


The number of freelancers (self-employed) in France increased by 85% from 2004 to 2013, reaching 700,000 persons. Co-founded in 2013 by Vincent Huguet, current CEO together with 2 developer engineers, Hopwork is a platform which connects companies looking for freelancers to carry out specific assignment with freelancers (self-employed) who are registered on the site.


• Creating a secure and centralized platform for freelancer supply and demand 

• Reducing the information asymmetry (including search time) between supply and demand

• Improving the status of freelancers which is not yet fully appreciated in France.


The business model is simple: 

• Freelancers register on the site for free; each "hopworker" presents their profile and skills (e.g. developer, project manager, editor, web marketing ...) 

• Companies can consult the site free of charge and find suitable freelancers needed for their assignment; they pay for the assignment on account when they find the suitable profile

• Hopwork is paid 10% on the assignment contracted and guarantees the immediate payment to the freelancer at the end of the assignment.

Freelancers are promoted

• At the end of the assignment, corporate customers are asked to rate their "freelancer" and this scoring appears on the website, showcasing the best rated freelancers. 

• Friendly meetings are offered to freelancers: picnics, drinks ...

• The site makes it possible to find assignments faster and guarantees immediate remuneration.


Best Practice identified by the World Forum for a Responsible Economy in 2013 and updated in 2016


  • Turnover: + 15% on monthly basis; raising of funds amounting to 1.5 million in 2015
  • 30% of CAC40 companies consult Hopwork; 17000 user companies
  • Forecast for expansion in other European countries


  • A community of more than 30,000 freelancers, with access to more assignments
  • Contribution to the recognition of the status of self-employed workers (self-employed) which is still in need of improvement (access to credit, unstable corporate/income outlook).
110000 (2014)


57 bd de la Villette


Vincent Huguet – co-fondateur

Mise à jour le 23/01/2017

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