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Australian Crowdsourcing Service DesignCrowd Launches in Singapore

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SYDNEY /PRNewswire/ — Australian crowdsourcing marketplace, DesignCrowd, has launched its crowdsourcing service in Singapore via DesignCrowd.com.sg, a new crowdsourcing website for Singaporean businesses and designers.
DesignCrowd is seeking to find local businesses and recruit designers to the service and will offer both local crowdsourcing — a feature that allows Singaporean businesses to crowdsource designs from Singaporean designers — and international crowdsourcing — that will allow Singaporean businesses to access over 90,000 designers from around the world.
DesignCrowd CEO and founder, Alec Lynch, said: “Singapore is DesignCrowd’s largest source of sales in the region and a heavy user of crowdsourcing already. We are very pleased to launch DesignCrowd in Singapore which will provide the perfect base to help us to pioneer design crowdsourcing in Asia.”
Over 2,000 Singaporean designers and business owners have already been using DesignCrowd despite DesignCrowd’s head office being based in Sydney, Australia with one Singaporean designer Design Possibilities featuring in DesignCrowd’s Top 20 designers.
In addition to its launch in the Singapore, DesignCrowd is also launching in the Philippines and India as part of a broader Asian growth strategy. DesignCrowd’s entry into Asia comes three months after its launch in Canada and the UK (where it was named Wired Magazine’s UK “Startup of the Week”) and one year after it received a $3M investment from Australian venture capital firm Starfish Ventures.
Following expansion into Asia, DesignCrowd will be targeting growth in the United States and will also be assessing opportunities in South America and Europe.
About DesignCrowd
DesignCrowd is an online marketplace that specialises in helping businesses outsource or “crowdsource” design projects to a network of freelance designers from around the world. More than 90,000 designers participate in thousands of design contests launched on the company’s platform each year.
Source: DesignCrowd Pty Ltd

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October 26, 2012 at 10:35 am

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