Apparently, Australia is the place to bootstrap a crowdsourced design service. The country was home base for DesignCrowd and 99designs, two online marketplaces for graphic designers. But both companies have global ambitions.
Clearly, this crowdsourcing success story wants to go global.
Editor’s Pick Is Pro Tools music software or design software? Looks like 99designs and Avid are setting up for a face-off over exactly that question.
Guest Post We are in the early innings of a new wave of business-focused marketplaces that are likely to succeed, thanks to SaaS, which can serve as the system of record, and generate predictable revenue.
What will the logo for the next PlayStation look like? Here’s a few fun ideas by designers from around the world!
Sponsored Post With this VB Store time-limited promotion is that you can get $140 worth of crowdsourcing credit and upgrades for your next 99designs design contest for only $40.
Last week we unveiled the new VentureBeat Store. This week, we’ve compiled a roundup of four of our favorites from the VB Store, and there’s plenty more where these came from.
Guest Post While everyone is fretting over the Asian slowdown, the European debt crisis, and the fiscal cliff, a few entrepreneurs in Latin America are rapidly building businesses in their home countries and beyond.
99designs, the crowdsourced design marketplace “real” designers love to hate, has acquired 12designer, the Berlin-based crowdsourced design marketplace that had become 99designs’ number-one rival in the European market.
Guest Post If you can’t code but aspire to start a Web business, odds are you feel just like the ostrich. Ostriches can’t fly, and to add insult to injury, they’re one of the largest bird species out there. They have to hobble around looking for something to do while their avian counterparts swoop into the air in boundless directions.