Freelancer.com Acquires Lime Exchange Outsourcing Marketplace from Lime Labs LLC
NEW YORK, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Freelancer.com, the world’s largest outsourcing marketplace which connects small business with freelancers from around the world, today acquired the assets of LimeExchange.com, the outsourcing marketplace run by Lime Labs LLC.
Headquartered in New York, LimeLabs was affiliated with the Lime Group of companies which included Lime Wire, the peer to peer file sharing network which was shut down by federal court order recently.
LimeExchange.com boasted over 80,000 freelancers from 223 countries and regions worldwide, and adds to Freelancer.com’s userbase of almost 2 million globally. Freelancer.com will migrate LimeExchange’s users to the Freelancer.com platform, as well as provide two months of free gold membership. Ongoing projects on LimeExchange will also be migrated to Freelancer.com on request at no charge. Lime Labs is offering refunds to existing users for funds held currently on the site.
“We are pleased to announce that we are acquiring the assets of LimeExchange and providing continuity to the businesses and freelancers currently working on that platform,” said Matt Barrie, Chief Executive of Freelancer.com. “Lime Exchange employers can now access a much deeper pool of talent with almost 2 million professionals globally, and freelancers can access a deeper project pool with 870,000 projects completed to date.”
Freelancer.com connects small businesses with freelancers across the world, enabling them to get small jobs done at a fraction of the price of hiring locally. Almost any job can now be outsourced online, across a wide range of industries including software, web design, marketing and engineering. Projects start as low as $30, and average under $200.
Freelancer.com is the largest outsourcing marketplace in the world. Through Freelancer.com, businesses connect with independent service providers and freelancers. Freelancer.com connects over 1.9 million professionals from all over the world. Through our website, employers can hire freelancers to do work in areas such as software, writing, data entry and design right through to engineering and the sciences, sales & marketing, and accounting & legal services. The average job is under US$200, making Freelancer.com extremely cost effective for small businesses, which often need a wide variety of jobs to be done, but cannot justify the expense of hiring full time.