Freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace Freelancer has acquired Channel 40, an online marketplace connecting freight owners with transport operators, and in turn launched Freightlancer.com.
Air Events Global is an online job marketplace looking to bridge the gap for freelancers looking for casual work in the events industry.
After last year’s big announcement from Matt Barrie and Philip Dalidakis came the news that the 2016 conference would remain in Sydney as moving to Melbourne this year was too ambitious. As revealed by Barrie yesterday, it turns out there was a lot going on in the background.
Online marketplace for freelancers Upwork announces new pricing model as it looks to deal with growing competition
Upwork, the online marketplace for freelancers, has announced changes to its pricing model as it looks to grow its community in the face of increased competition from the likes of Freelancer.
The news fired up a thousand Sydney vs Melbourne debates last October: Freelancer’s SydStart conference would be heading to Melbourne in 2016 and rebranding as StartCon.
Freelancer is hosting a hackathon this weekend in conjunction with the Indonesian government which aims to find solutions to problems regarding corruption in the country. The ‘Hackathon Merdeka’, which translates to ‘Freedom Hackathon’, is Indonesia’s national hackathon, and is part of the government’s attempts to use technology to help solve social, government, and economic issues.
Victorian government lures SydStart to Melbourne with $1 million in funding, event to rebrand as StartCon
In news that is sure to make the old Melbourne vs Sydney rivalry flare up once more, Freelancer has announced this afternoon that its SydStart conference is rebranding to StartCon and moving to Melbourne next year following an investment from the Victorian Government.
Freelancer has appointed Kyri Theos, former Australia country manager at competitor Upwork, as its new regional director for Asia Pacific. Theos has been given the task of solidifying Freelancer’s position in Australia and guiding its expansion across the Asia Pacific region.
The 2015 SydStart conference will be taking place at Sydney’s Town Hall on the 29th and 30th of October. It will be Australia’s largest startup event focused on growth and internet marketing, and will also see two founders of our region’s largest female-focused ecommerce stores take centre stage: Jane Lu, from well known Australian young women’s fashion site Showpo, and Diajeng Lestari, the founder of Muslim-focused fashion site Hijup.
An analysis of job postings on Freelancer.com has revealed that businesses are increasingly turning to mobile, with the number of jobs in the sector increasing by over 25 percent to 22,290.
Just a month after teaming up with drone startup Flirtey, NASA has partnered with yet another Australian startup: the space agency will be using Freelancer to design a number of models of tools that will be used by a humanoid robot on the International Space Station.
This morning Freelancer made an announcement to the ASX that it has acquired the assets of Donanza, a similar services marketplace based out of Israel.
On Monday Freelancer announced in a statement to the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) that it had appointed Pete Cooper to the position of Regional Director, heading up media, communications and business development across Australasia. Cooper replaces outgoing Director Nikki Parker.
The Sunrise: Smart recruiting, UX design and culture building tops the priority list for Australia’s best entrepreneurs
A panel of Australia’s most influential players in the startup scene came in together Sydney last Friday to share their experiences with a 700-strong crowd at The Sunrise convention. The day-long event gave audiences the rare opportunity to ask questions and learn directly from the founders of companies such as Atlassian, Freelancer, Envato, Canva, RetailMeNot, LookSmart and Salmat.