Polaris Partners Grows Out West, Adding Ex-oDesk Chief Gary Swart

Polaris Partners, the eighteen year old venture capital firm headquartered in Boston, has added former oDesk chief executive Gary Swart as its first venture partner focused on technology on the West C

Elance-oDesk Launches In Australia To Compete With Freelancer.com

<a target="_blank" href="https://www.elance.com/">Elance-oDesk </a>launched today in Australia with a new country manager and two city managers based in Melbourne and Sydney. The company also said it

Coming Out Of Stealth, MyCrowd Aims To Create World’s Biggest Marketplace For Freelance Projects

MyCrowd, a startup that helps companies find freelance talent for specific tasks through Google Docs, PowerPoint and other software applications, is raising $500,000 in a seed round from unnamed angel

Everything You Wanted To Know About The Giant Elance, oDesk Merger & Ensuing Backlash (But Were Afraid To Ask)

While visions of strategic synergies and competitors running for cover danced in the heads of company executives, the scores of freelancers who use oDesk and Elance to find work or hire support don't

Online Work Platform oDesk Raises $15M From T. Rowe Price, Benchmark

Online work platform <a href="http://www.odesk.com/">oDesk</a> has raised $15 million in Series D funding from T. Rowe Price Associates with participation from Benchmark Capital, Globespan Capital Par

Work 3.0: How The Employment Model Needs to Change

With the economy still struggling to recover, key indicators of economic performance are largely focused on traditional employment — we are fixated on how many people have managed to find on-site, s

oDesk Names Former OpenTable CEO And CitySearch Founder Thomas Layton As Executive Chairman

Online work platform <a href="http://www.odesk.com/">oDesk</a> is announcing that <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/thomas-layton">Thomas Layton</a> is joining the company as Executive Chairma

oDesk: Online Work Market Will Grow To $1 Billion By 2012

Online work platform <a href="http://www.odesk.com/">oDesk</a> is reporting today that its contractors earned a record $22.3 million through the oDesk platform in October. This represents 90% growth f

A Tale Of Two Countries: The Growing Divide Between Silicon Valley And Unemployed America

<em><strong>Editor’s note</strong>: Guest contributor <a href="http://jonbischke.com/" target="_blank">Jon Bischke</a> is a founder of <a href="http://www.rglabsinc.com/" target="_blank">RG Labs

oDesk's oConomy Hits $100 Million

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/oConomy-1-215x89.jpg" width="215" height="89" /> Startup <a href="http://www.odesk.com/">oDesk</a> received <a href="http://www.beta.techcrun

GetAFreelancer Hits 1 Million Users, Switches Name To Freelancer.com

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/freelancer-215x42.png" width="215" height="42" />If the Internet has made one thing crystal clear, it's that physical borders and geographical

With oDesk's iPhone App, Bosses Can Now Monitor Workers From The Beach

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/odesk-138x199.jpg" width="138" height="199" /> Startup <a href="http://www.odesk.com">oDesk</a> was voted as a <a href="http://www.techcrunch

In A Tight Economy, Outsourced Developers On oDesk Work 100,000 Hours A Week

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/odesk-hours-by-week-200908-630x473-215x161.png" width="215" height="161" /> The economy may still be trying to pick itself up, but one benefi

oDesk Raises $15M More For Outsourcing Development

oDesk, the site that helps customers find and remotely monitor outsourced developers, has raised $15 million in a Series C funding round led by DAG Ventures. Existing investors Benchmark Capital, Glob

Content Marketplace Helium Officially Launches

Citizen journalism site Helium has today officially launched its content marketplace after 7 months in beta testing. We’ve covered the service twice before, once in 2006, then last year when Hel

A Look At Outsourcing Through oDesk's Eyes

oDesk has just released a new part of their site called the oConomy where anyone can view statistics about the outsourcing activity on oDesk. As you can see above, features include the ability to view

CVSDude to Grease oDesk's Outsourcing Wheels

Tomorrow CVSDude, provider of hosted software development environments, will announce a partnership with oDesk, an online marketplace for developers. The deal will eventually result in an oDesk brande

IT Marketplace OnForce Closes $6.75 Million

OnForce has closed a $6.75 million series A1 financing round led by Accel Partners. OnForce is a “marketplace for on site IT services”. Companies use the site to post contract gigs for reg

oDesk's Facebook Developer Aptitude Test

oDesk, a next generation marketplace for contract developers, has recently seen a spike in requests for Facebook developers. oDesk offers developers a number of aptitude tests to certify their program

oDesk Hits MileStones, Lowers Fees

On Tuesday, Silicon Valley based oDesk will announce that they hit a number of milestones and will lower pricing. We first profiled the company in early September and it is our opinion that oDesk fill
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