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  1. More Than A Third Of U.S. Workers Are Freelancers Now, But Is That Good For Them?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 5 | Forbes.com

    ... freelancing. According to a survey released this week by the Freelancers Union together with freelance platform Elance-oDesk, 53 million Americans, or 34% of the population, qualify as freelancers. Not all of them make their living exclusively as ...

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  2. NeoReach snags $1.5 mln seedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 2 | PE Hub

    ... from The Alchemist Accelerator, an enterprise-focused accelerator ran by Stanford Professor, Ravi Belani. Former oDesk CEO, Gary Swart, is an advisor to the company. Additionally, they are part of Founder.org's program, which provides hands-on ...

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  3. The Alchemist Accelerator Adds Foundation Capital As New BackerRead the original story

    Sunday Aug 24 | Venture Capital Access Online

    ... Alchemist founders are mentored by a large network of high caliber experts and coaches. Gary Swart, former CEO of oDesk, and Mike Olsen, CEO of Cloudera were recently added to this group. More than half of Alchemist companies go on to raise ...

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  4. Foundation Capital invests in Alchemist AcceleratorRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 25 | PE Hub

    ... Alchemist founders are mentored by a large network of high caliber experts and coaches. Gary Swart, former CEO of oDesk, and Mike Olsen, CEO of Cloudera were recently added to this group. More than half of Alchemist companies go on to raise ...

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  5. The Alchemist Accelerator Adds Foundation Capital As New BackerRead the original story

    Monday Aug 25 | PRWeb

    ... Alchemist founders are mentored by a large network of high caliber experts and coaches. Gary Swart, former CEO of oDesk, and Mike Olsen, CEO of Cloudera were recently added to this group. More than half of Alchemist companies go on to raise ...

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  6. How to Hire a Virtual Assistant for Startup SuccessRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 20, 2014 | Entrepreneur Magazine

    ... for an agency, due to overhead costs, says Rich Pearson, senior vice president of categories and geographies at Elance-Odesk. (His company provides an online marketplace for hiring freelancers through the Elance.com and Odesk.com websites.) But an ...

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  7. Algorithms As The Champions of WorkersRead the original story

    Aug 18, 2014 | Sore Eyes

    ... of customers and workers. The same flexibility holds true for most on-demand startups including TaskRabbit, Postmates, oDesk, Crew, and Guru. Such convenience used to be the exclusive preserve of elite talent. Professionals like lawyers, doctors, ...

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  8. It's Time to Let Go of These 7 Work-From-Home MythsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2014 | Entrepreneur Magazine

    ... are polite and act like they think it's great, but deep down I know better. With the development of Elance.com and oDesk.com , the future of freelancing has never been brighter. Jobs from design and marketing to accounting and strategy are all ...

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  9. Balancing Act / Cindy Krischer Goodman: Consider outsourcing some tasksRead the original story

    Aug 2, 2014 | Post-gazette.com

    ... For example, Mr. Paton goes to eLance to find U.S.-based freelancers and pays about $30 a press release. Elance and oDesk, which merged in 2013, are two of the most popular marketplaces for employers to connect with talent on an as-needed basis. ...

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  10. Polaris hires Pfizer general counsel Schulman as venture partnerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2014 | PE Hub

    ... the portfolio." With the hiring of Schulman, Polaris has four venture partners, including Gary Swart , former CEO of oDesk, who will start in September. Also, Pat Kinsel, former co-founder and CEO of search technology firm Spindle, was promoted to ...

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  11. How Pinoy earned P7.5-M from freelance work just 1 yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2014 | ABS-CBN News

    ... average of P20,547 a day, while a writer from Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental earned P2.6 million last year. Elance and oDesk, which merged two months ago, are web-based freelancing platforms where companies can hire freelance workers of all kinds ...

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  12. Duolingo offers language-certification tests via mobile devicesRead the original story

    Jul 23, 2014 | Los Angeles Times

    ... if a student cheated. For the launch of Test Center, Duolingo has teamed up with Carnegie Mellon University, ODesk and Google. As Duolingo's first academic partner, Carnegie Mellon University will be assessing Test Center's effectiveness in ...

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  13. TaskRabbit ReduxRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2014 | New Yorker

    ... termed "service networking"-a friendly-sounding buzz phrase that refers to online marketplaces for labor. Elance and oDesk connect remote freelancers with businesses. TopCoder hosts computer-programming contests. Amazon's Mechanical Turk lets people ...

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  14. How much is your time worth? Consider outsourcing some tasksRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 15, 2014 | The Miami Herald

    ... about $30 a press release. Rather than spend half a day on the task, hiring it out is worth the expense. Elance and oDesk (which merged in 2013) are two of the most popular marketplaces for employers to connect with talent on an as-needed basis. ...

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  15. How much is your time worth? Consider outsourcing some tasksRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 15, 2014 | The Miami Herald

    ... about $30 a press release. Rather than spend half a day on the task, hiring it out is worth the expense. Elance and oDesk (which merged in 2013) are two of the most popular marketplaces for employers to connect with talent on an as-needed basis. ...

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  16. Millennials are shunning full-time jobs and creating their ownRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 4, 2014 | Detroit Free Press

    ... If a survey conducted in May 2013 by research and management firm Millennial Branding and online freelance marketplace oDesk is to be trusted, any urban locale with a growing millennial set will experience an increase in those who identify as ...

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  17. Fiverr: writing work your wayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2014 | Examiner.com

    ... more ways to make a living online, from posting ads on Craigslist to finding clients through bid sites like Elance and oDesk . There is another player that has been making waves, attracting a large volume of writers and clients alike. Fiverr .com ...

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  18. Is Freelancing Beneficial to Businesses?Read the original story

    Jun 25, 2014 | The Motley Fool

    ... on a laptop to make a deadline. This scene is now a widely accepted norm, according to freelancer marketplace Elance-oDesk. Recently, the company that connects businesses with freelancers from around the world released a comprehensive report on the ...

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  19. Aussie Startup Expert360, Aims to Disrupt the Consulting IndustryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2014 | Forbes.com

    ... Expert360 is a web platform that connects top-level consultants to mid-size clients around the world. Think oDesk for consultants. Consultants range from retired CEOs and CFOs to lawyers and supply chain experts and can charge as little as an hour ...

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  20. Former oDesk boss Gary Swart takes spot at Polaris PartnersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2014 | Business Journal

    Swart, who lost his corner office when oDesk merged late last year with Elance, will be a venture partner in Polaris' San Francisco office.

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