An entrepreneur tasked with examining unfair employment practices in the gig economy was an early investor in one of its most criticised companies, Deliveroo.
Greg Marsh, cofounder of hospitality startup Onefinestay, was part of the Taylor review into current employment practices.
It’s a wide-ranging report, but most people have focused on its potential impact on the gig economy, which includes firms like Uber and Deliveroo. The term gig economy loosely covers firms which rely heavily on casual workers, who usually take work through an app.
Marsh said he had “one small shareholding” in Deliveroo as an early investor. He told Business Insider that the Taylor review scope was “very broad” and that its recommendations would impact a large number of firms.
He added: “The fact that one panel member historically had one small shareholding […]