Company Overview

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Status:
Product of Elance-oDesk
Founded:
2005
Founders:
Odysseas Tsatalos, Stratis Karamanlakis
Employees:
240
Headquarters:
San Francisco, CA
Funding:
$44M
Categories:
Crowdsourcing, Freelancers, Staffing Firms, Employment, Human Resources, Curated Web
Description:
oDesk is an online workplace that enables businesses to find, hire, manage and pay professionals via the internet.

Detailed Description

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oDesk is an online workplace that enables businesses to find, hire, manage, and pay talented independent professionals via the Internet. Businesses can hire these online freelancers for any type of work that can be done in front of a computer — from every tech skill imaginable to project management, customer support, marketing, design and even legal services. Access to a large, global pool of skilled contractors is especially powerful for startups and small businesses with limited resources, businesses seeking a very specific skill that’s difficult to find, and businesses that need flexible teams that scale up and down quickly. oDesk's unique model provides transparency and protection for both the business and the worker, guaranteeing and tracking that an hour paid is an hour worked.

In 2014, the new company Elance-oDesk was launched when oDesk merged with Elance. Combined, the two sites are expected to have more than $900 million in work completed and 2.5+ million jobs posted in 2014. Elance-oDesk’s vision is to create an online workplace for the world. In doing so, the company is reimagining work by freeing people to collaborate via the Internet.

Past Team (26)

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Products (1)

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    oDesk

    oDesk’s online workplace has three main areas of functionality: hiring, management and payment.

Investors (6)

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    T. Rowe Price

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    Sigma Partners

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    Benchmark

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    Globespan Capital Partners

    Venture Capital Firm
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    DAG Ventures

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    SV Angel

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Offices/Locations (3)

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  • Office

    Martin Linges vei 25 1364 Fornebu

    Oslo,

  • Office

    441 Logue Avenue

    Mountain View, 94043

  • Office

    475 Brannan Street

    Suite 400

    San Francisco, CA 94107

    USA

Competitors (3)

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    vLance.vn

    vLance.vn is an online outsourcing and crowdsourcing marketplace for small businesses.
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    Freelancer

    Freelancer.com is an outsourcing and crowdsourcing marketplace for small businesses.
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    Guru

    Guru is an online marketplace allowing businesses to find support from freelancers worldwide.

Images (1)

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