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The Largest Online Staffing Platforms in 2013

  • Three online staffing platforms have achieved global scope and a scale over the past several years: Elance,, and oDesk.
  • These three platforms continue to pursue strategies to capture more of the potential world market for bringing together remote, online freelancers (and microfirms) and the organizations which can use their services.
  • took the quickest route (2009‐2013) to an IPO/liquidity event for investors, including rolling up six different freelancer platforms, while Elance and oDesk have grown organically to 2‐4 times the size of (gross spend on platform).

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