Dec 5, 2013

[Sd] Japanese crowdsourcing platform ‘Crowdworks’ raises $10.7 million

Tokyo-based Crowdworks, the startup behind the crowdsourcing platform of the same name, announced today it has raised 1.1 biillion yen ($10.7 million) from CyberAgent, DG Incubation, and Dentsu Digital Fund. These investors will reportedly aid the company in its global business expansion and help diversify its services. Prior to this funding, the company raised 300 million yen (about $3 million) from Itochu Technology Ventutes, DG Incubation, and Suneight Investment. 
Since its initial launch in late 2011, the company has facilitated crowdsourced tasks from over 18,000 companies, worth a total of over 5 billion yen ($48.8 million). It has acquired 80,000 crowdsourced workers on its platform. ...
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Sd 12/2/2013 [en]

  • Crowd sourcing is definitely one of the hottest area in Internet service recently. Lancers, another large crowd sourcing in various tasks raised about $3M back in May. Also there are many vertical crowd sourcing services appeared recently, among which some start-ups raised a large amount of capital this year.

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