Scripted Gets $4.5M Series A To Build Out Its Online Marketplace For Freelance Writers

TechCrunch

Freelance writing doesn’t always have the reputation for being a hugely lucrative endeavor. But it looks like investors are seeing some bright spots there — at least when it comes to technology platforms in the space.

Scripted, the San Francisco startup that runs an online marketplace to connect freelance writers with companies who need written content, has raised $4.5 million in a new round of Series A funding led by Crosslink Capital and Redpoint Ventures.

This brings the total amount invested in Scripted since its 2011 pivot from focusing on its Scripped screenwriting software to its current incarnation as freelance marketplace to about $5.5 million.

In an interview this week, Scripted’s CEO Sunil Rajamaran said the new funding will help the company scale its reach to bring more writers onto its platform. Another focus is to hone Scripted’s software for surfacing relevant content that companies may be interested…

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