oDesk
Location: 441 Logue Avenue, Mountain View, California, United States United States
Founded in: 2005
Stage: Revenue generating
Number of employees: 50+
Funding history:
- Date: 05/2012, Series D: $15 M
- Date: 06/2008, Series C: $15 M
Investors: DAG Ventures, Benchmark Capital, Sigma Partners, Globespan Capital Partners
- Date: 09/2006, Series B: $8 M
Investors: Benchmark Capital, Sigma Partners, Globespan Capital Partners
- Date: 04/2006, Series A: $6 M
Investors: Sigma Partners, Globespan Capital Partners
Short URL: vator.co/oDesk
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oDesk

Love the way you work.
Startup/business
California, United States United States
https://www.odesk.com
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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.

 


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oDesk is an online workplace that enables businesses to find, hire, manage and pay professionals via the internet. 

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.