The Independent Professional force has risen in 99% since the beginning of the millennium, reaching a 29% of all Independent labor force in Europe by 2015, according to the Association of Independent Professionals and Self-Employed. It is perhaps the fact that Vincent Huguet perceived this, back in 2013, as an opportunity to build a bridge among the freelance community and companies, which makes Malt the most relevant freelance community platform in both France and Spain; with a community of almost 45.000 companies and 80.000 freelancers specialized in digital occupations like: designers, project managers, developers, marketing strategists...
This time, we'd like to learn about the ongoing market evolution along with the so-known-as #freelancerevolution, through the experience of Vincent Huguet; an entrepreneur whose company has boosted the freelance community spirit and led them to set a fair value to their work and become the new key to success for company projects.
Vincent, who will be leading the chat in Spanish, will explain how Malt is growing in Spain with more than 1.000 enterprises using the platform and achieving more flexible and competent dynamics relying on independent specialists. He will also highlight and analyze the importance of developing an autonomous freelance community capable of working together and defending their own rights at work through their own community force. The same community, Malt expects to grow over 10.000 users in Spain by the end of 2018.
CEO & Co-Founder
Vincent Huguet, CEO and co-founder of Malt. EDHEC alumnus, he worked for France Telecom and Telmex in Mexico for 7 years, heading their strategy and marketing departments. He also developed one of Mexico’s first e-commerce websites, offering flower and gift delivery services. Back in France he co-founds, and beco…
Vincent Huguet, CEO and co-founder of Malt. EDHEC alumnus, he worked for France Telecom and Telmex in Mexico for 7 years, heading their strategy and marketing departments. He also developed one of Mexico’s first e-commerce websites, offering flower and gift delivery services. Back in France he co-founds, and becomes the COO of the Aventers Group, where he develops a media site in Europe (Dromadaire), and an online printing platform (Ooprint).
As an entrepreneur, he struggled finding freelancers to work with him. When he meets Hugo Lassiège, freelance developer and founder of the tech community Lateral Thoughts, Vincent Huguet decides to create Malt with a strong ambition in mind: he wants to transform the market of IT consulting and intellectual services, with an open platform model, one that promotes transparency and community among freelancers.
With a community of 200,000 freelancers, and 30,000 active clients ( including 34 of all CAC 40 companies), Malt is the largest freelancing community and marketplace in France, Spain and Germany, backed up by top investors like ISAI (Blablacar) or SERENA (El Tenedor).