Sydney-founded crowdsourced courier startup Go People, born in 2014 as People Post, has raised $3 million in funding as it looks to grow further in the increasingly-crowded delivery startup space.
Passel is a crowdsourced delivery service using regular people already near the local store to complete the final mile delivery.
Australia’s global crowdsourcing hub was first identified in 2010 by Australian futurist Ross Dawson when he observed a number of emerging Aussie crowdsourcing startups (including Freelancer and DesignCrowd – a site that I operate) were taking on the world.
Like many other Australians, Tony Simpson, a NSW Southern Highlands-based entrepreneur, is frustrated that our government pay such little attention to what we articulate online, let alone act upon our suggestions. This is why he created LobbyCrowd – an online platform that combines traditional political lobbying with modern crowdsourcing.
An innovative new UK-based startup, CommissionCrowd – currently in its beta phase – is a cloud-based platform connecting businesses with independent sales representatives. Launching publicly in the later months of this year, the startup also provides collaborative accounts that allow both the company and sales agent to easily manage their remote working relationships under one roof.
To bring the business back into music by helping composers rise from the cracks of obscurity, Buist decided to build a global crowdsourcing platform, NeedaJingle.com. Built in the spirit of 99designs and DesignCrowd, the site is set to transform the way custom music and sound design are sourced for commercial use.
An offbeat new charity initiative kicks off in Australia on Monday with the old workplace Secret Santa set to get a shave.
Sydney-based startup DesignCrowd has just hit $10 million in crowdsourced design projects, proving that crowdsourcing is THE hottest trend in the market right now.
A lot of start-ups believe they can hire easy, cheap overseas labour or put their project up on a crowdsourcing platform to develop their online or mobile vision. But in actual fact, there’s plenty more to consider. Businesses of all kinds and of all sizes have turned to crowdsourcing en masse in recent years. The term itself was first coined in 2006, with the real flood of Australian businesses getting on board with the revolutionary practice coming in the last three years.
There is an increasing recognition and appreciation for the power of the crowds to solve problems, make decisions, leverage knowledge and talent, and predict the future. Organisations, individuals and even governments are crowdsourcing everything from design, marketing, administration, raising money and even tapping into the wisdom of the crowd for their strategies.