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Created by Hospitality Industry Experts, the Gravy app connects people to shifts. Uber is how you get a ride, Airbnb is how you book a room, Gravy will be the way to pick up shifts.
Think of Gravy as Uber for hospitality industry staffing. Hospitality pros and employers create and maintain a profile, find each other and transact through an easy-to-use mobile app. Employers can hire trained, vetted employees arriving the same day, next day or at any time they choose. Developed by hospitality industry experts, our on-boarding process ensures quality, ondemand hospitality professionals.

What Problem Are They Solving?

The hospitality industry is seasonal, and always struggling with finding trusted, trained staff on an as-needed, on-demand basis. Traditional hiring involves a time-consuming, complex, and often chaotic process with placing ads, conducting interviews, paying for screenings, and training new staff that may not even be a good fit. On the other hand, there is a huge talent pool that are looking for on-demand job flexibility and/or the ability to earn a second income on their own terms. 

What's Innovative About Their Solution?

We have completely streamlined the process of tracking and approving hours and invoicing the employer so that hospitality professionals get paid within one week, in an industry where temporary staff are accustomed to chasing down their paychecks. We have leveraged our hospitality expertise and fully automated the onboarding process and are the only on-demand staffing app that is built on deep hospitality industry experience.

📍 Location

Alexandria, VA

⚙️ Product Stage

First Full Release

🏭 Industries

Employment & HR , B2B, B2C

🤑 Fundraising Status

Considering raising

💸 Total Funding
To Date


🙌 Founder Demographics


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Alex Atwood


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