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Headquarters
2017 Mission Street
Suite 301
San Francisco, CA, 94110
USA

People

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COO
VP of Sales
VP of Engineering
Board Member
Board Member
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Funding

TOTAL $1.21M
FUNDING TOTAL $1.21M
Grant, 9/2008
Business in Development Challenge
$35k
Grant, 12/2008
Rockefeller Foundation
$867k
Grant, 5/2009
Tides Foundation
$25k
Grant, 10/2009
John Templeton Foundation
$10k
Grant, 12/2009
Mulago Foundation
$60k
Grant, 5/2010
Peery Foundation
$100k
Grant, 6/2010
Flora Family Foundation
$20k
Grant, 7/2010
Singgod Foundation
$10k
Grant, 2013
Flora Family Foundation
$80k

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Samasource

Samasource is an award-winning technology social enterprise that provides dignified, internet-based work to people living in poverty. Samasource offers data and content management services to leading enterprise clients, including Fortune 500 companies. By breaking down large projects into “microwork,” Samasource is able to disperse complex projects to delivery centers across the globe.

Samasource provides an alternative to standard business process outsourcing companies. Their services include high quality data entry, transcription, content generation, image tagging, business & product verification, and much more. Currently, Samasource’s clients include large consumer websites, Facebook application developers, nonprofits, and socially responsible companies.

Samasource workers must pass a rigorous quality and social impact screening which includes site visits, personal interviews, and reference checks. They adhere to common sales, project management and payment methods, and must agree to a code of conduct that includes progressive labor and environmental policies.

Samasource is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit social business based in San Francisco and was founded in mid-2008. The organization received seed funding from the International Business in Development Challenge and the Stanford Social Enterprise Challenge. Samasource was awarded the 2012 U.S. Secretary’s Innovation Award for the Empowerment of Women and Girls.

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Above: Samasource
Uploaded: 4/16/09
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Above: Samasource Frontpage
Uploaded: 9/18/09
Samasource screenshot
Above: App Test
Uploaded: 9/18/09

Sources

  1. Samasource wins 2nd place at Stanford Social E Challenge (blog.samasource.org) [edit]
  2. Rockefeller Foundation Grants & Grantees (rockefellerfoundation.org) [edit]
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  4. 2009 Templeton Freedom Award Winners (atlasnetwork.org) [edit]
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  7. Flora Family Foundation — 2010 Grants (florafamily.org) [edit]
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  9. Flora Family Foundation — 2013 Grants (florafamily.org) [edit]
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