Overview

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Status
Acquired by on July 1, 2003
Total Equity Funding
$16M in 1 Round from 2 Investors
Headquarters:
Pittsburgh, PA
Description:
Guru is an online marketplace allowing businesses to find support from freelancers worldwide.
Founders:
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Categories:
Market Research, Outsourcing, Marketplace
Website:
http://www.guru.com
Social:

Company Details

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Founded:
1998
Aliases:
Guru.com
Employees:
11 - 50 | 2 in Crunchbase

Guru is the world's best online marketplace for freelance talent. We allow all of our users, whether they are Freelancers or Employers, to "work their way".

Guru for Businesses We provide businesses with the ability to find the help they need from a variety of talented Freelancers worldwide. Our proprietary Guru Recommends System leverages performance data to make the freelancer selection process easy and reliable - every time. Once connected, Employers can securely pay Freelancers through our SafePay system. By using SafePay, Employers are guaranteed payment protection.

Guru for Freelancers For Freelancers, we offer the opportunity to market sought-after skills to a global audience with minimal cost. Innovative features, such as online Portfolios, give Freelancers a cutting edge platform on which to highlight their skills and experiences in attracting or retaining business. Quality Score data teaches Freelancers about their personal strengths and weaknesses so that every service provider on our site has support in becoming a successful free agent - an online entrepreneur with a core market niche.

Funding Rounds (1) - $16M

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DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
Nov, 1999$16M / Series B2

Investors (2)

InvestorRound(s)Partner(s)
Series B (Lead)-
Series B (Lead)-

Current Team (2)

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Competitors (4)

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  • Europe's biggest crowdsourcing website for design, text writing and programming.
  • crowdSPRING is an online marketplace for crowdsourced logo design, web design, graphic design, industrial design and writing services.
  • ParetoCentral.com is a marketplace connecting clients and consultants for $50 Gigs.
  • vLance.vn is an online outsourcing and crowdsourcing marketplace for small businesses.

Offices/Locations (1)

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  • Office

    Pittsburgh, PA

    USA

Images (1)

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