YunoJuno is revolutionising the future of work.

What started out as a curated marketplace for the creative industries has grown into the leading platform for the UK's elite freelance creative network. Our platform supports the entire engagement lifecycle, from finding the perfect freelancer for your brief, through transparent and direct communication (no intermediary), to contract and time management, billing, and analytics.

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We have a single bold mission: Unlock the true potential of freelance

The future of work belongs to both freelancer and hirer. These two sides aren't mutually exclusive but co-exist in driving the changing face of employment. Freelancers are fast becoming the single most valuable workforce in the labour market and this is no more evident than in the creative and tech sector. YunoJuno is unlocking every aspect of this revolution so that the concept of "choosing freelance" is no longer a leap into the unknown but the most strategic and commercial decision you can make.

The journey so far...

YunoJuno's beginnings are much like many other good ideas - born from a frustration of the manual process, its founders knew there had to be a better way.

What started as a platform to connect the greatest freelancers with a handful of forward- thinking companies is now changing how the creative and tech industry resource their business and manage their workforce.

What a ride we've had.

2012
Jan
One simple idea
Our founders, from the world of creative and tech meet at various (free wifi) spots across London to discuss their idea for a direct, transparent and exclusive community for freelancers and clients.
Apr
Building the community
Planning sessions extend to their wider freelancer and client network in order to ascertain if the idea had legs. The response being overwhelmingly positive, this group became the founding members of the new YunoJuno network.
Jun
Bootstrapping
The three guys double down on their idea, empty their personal savings accounts, and to practice what they preached, hire freelancers to build a bootstrapped product.
Sep
JC joins team YJ
YunoJuno finds its first angel investor - Jon Claydon - and convince him to become YJ Chairman. Founders suitably subdued.
2013
Feb
YunoJuno Version 1.0
YunoJuno Version 1 released. Built entirely by the freelancer network. Spent the next year doing two things: 1) Grow the pool of elite freelancers and clients; and 2) Improve the product.
Our very first booking
First freelancer booking the day after YJ version 1.0 is released. YJ founders ensure the precious package is delivered safe and sound.
Jun
Marketing 1.0
First attempt at bootstrapped PR: Stand in the rain outside a digital conference handing out cupcakes. #Fail.
Oct
Brett Akker joins Team YJ
Founder of Streetcar.com - Brett Akker - joins Team YJ as angel investor and advisor.
2014
May
The pink gin incident
Second attempt at bootstrapped PR: Produce YunoJuno Pink Gin, deliver to clients, gin ferments, offices need evacuating, people hospitalised. #epicfail. Abandon PR initiatives, stick to building a good product.
Aug
Not now, Jin-Yang!
After the attempted murder phase, we got down to business. And things started to click. So much so that we received our first term sheet from a real-life VC (as opposed to the life-size statue of Marc Andreessen we fashioned out of reclaimed driftwood).
Sep
Team YJ grows
We bring in the experts to help us notch things up a gear.
2015
jan
Our very own home
We get the keys to our very own office in W1.
Jun
Team YJ grows some more
All team outings now require a sub-committee.
oct
We bought a ham
In September, we smashed every metric we measure. So as a reward, we purchased one sweet Iberico ham from our favourite Spanish restaurant down the street. Other companies chat at the water cooler, we do it slicing meat.
Dec
Sweet FA NO.1
YunoJuno launches the inaugural Freelancer Awards - celebrating and recognising all the amazing work freelancers do in our industry. All photos of YJ CEO attempting ‘the helicopter' have since been permanently deleted.
2016
Jul
YunoVélo!
The YunoJuno Bicycle Club begins. For lovers of bike rides as well as post-ride recovery drinks. (Chap on the ElliptiGo is not with us.)
Aug
We have departments
We still run a pretty flat hierarchy (w00t), but additional growth has meant we can build proper departments. Departments have proven effective for combative teams sports.
Dec
Doing Sweet FA again
Like everything at YJ, if you try something once and it doesn't suck, do it again and make it better. 2016's Freelancer Awards saw more people, more well-deserved recognition and a greater number of awk-waaard post-midnight stories.
2017
Jan
New year, new digs
The YJ founders have maintained their full veto rights to new office locations to ensure their proximity to decent coffee and food. We've moved to Bermondsey. They've each put on 5lbs since January.
Jul
YJ NYC - let's go
We've been in stealth mode for months but we're finally ready to let the cat out of the bag. YunoJuno is coming to New York! Also, our CEO has used this time to consume his three favourite food groups: melted cheese, carbs, and sports.
dec
3rd Annual Sweet FAs
Bigger, better, more razzmatazz. 1600 nominations, thousands of votes. Former Prime Minister of Finland, Minna Häkkinen, presented the awards to 16 very deserving winners.
2018
jan
YJ Team Minsk
Met some wonderful people in Belarus, they said they were developers, we hired them. Met their friends, hired them too.
Jul
Growth continues
"Oh and remember, next Friday, is Hawaiian shirt day. So if you want to, go ahead and wear a Hawaiian shirt and jeans." - B. Lumberg
Nov
Sweet FA / 18
Bigger, better, more Wes. The world's largest freelancer awards pushed the submarine out and kicked things up a notch. 4,500 individual votes, 650 attendees, 16 very deserving winners, 1 epic night!
2019
jan
£101 million in a single year, baby!
The numbers are in and 2018 was our biggest yet. Freelancers on the YunoJuno platform took bookings totalling £101m in a single year - doubling from 2017, and double again from 2016! w00t.
Aug
As seen on TV
This guy does his first live television appearance and manages not to embarrass himself or the company. He had one job.
Oct
New digs (and photoshop skillz) like a boss
New home in Soho! Next time you buy an exotic rug from Liberty’s, take a few more steps down the road, look for the inconspicuous sign and say hello.
Nov
Sweet FA/19. SBAM!
The venue: Shoreditch Town Hall. The host: Nish Kumar. The Theme: Alternative Alternative Superhero. The numbers: 6000 votes; 750 attendees. The feeling: Pow! Sock! Sbam!
2020
Sweet FA/20 COVID Edition
Much of 2020 need not be repeated for anyone. But one part of YJ history that we will shout about is the reinvention of The Freelancer Awards in the time of COVID. In 2020, kindness won. Check out the full video of Sweet FA/20 COVID Edition here.
dec
dec
2021
Deploy the big guns
An announcement that has been a long time in the making. Runar Reistrup, Ex-CEO fo Depop (now acquired by Etsy), joins YunoJuno as our new CEO. Our founder, Shib, becomes our Executive Chairman. Let the next chapter of this incredible journey begin!
Jul
Stay off my wave, man!
With the annus horribilis of 2020 behind us, we return to big wins, rapid team growth and hyper-competitive water sports followed by afternoon tea and cake.
Sep
What rhymes with OKR's?
We broaden our executive team and add some serious muscle to our res-of-the-world football side. Ex-COO of Schpock, Joao Martires, and Portuguese native, joins YJ as our new COO.
Nov
Work it, baby.
Shib and YunoJuno are featured in a short film series about start-up growing strains. He also has a chance to say how much he loves cycling whilst never actually appearing on his bike.

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