Helpster, a Bangkok-based company that matches employers with people seeking blue collar jobs, has banked $2.1 million to expand across Southeast Asia.

The funding, which was led by Jakarta-based Convergence Ventures with participation from Wavemaker Partners, will help the startup grow its position in the Indonesian market, which it recently entered.

It will also go towards increasing its presence on home-soil in Thailand, where the majority of its 35 staff are based.

Helpster was founded in January 2016 by Matthew Ward CEO and John Srivorakul CTO .

Both have been involved in startups for some time.

Srivorakul founded Admax sold to Komli and Ensogo sold to LivingSocial , and was involved with now-defunct investment firm Ardent Capital and logistics startup aCommerce, where his brother Paul is CEO.

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