Merged freelance startup Elance-oDesk raises $30M

From the  Silicon Valley Business Journal

Elance-oDesk raised $30 million in new funding eight months after the two big online freelance and temporary job startups merged.

The company led by CEO Fabio Rosati said that the round was led by Benchmark. Other existing shareholders who participated include T. Rowe Price, FirstMark Capital, Sigma West, New Enterprise Associates and the Stripes Group.

Between them, the two merged companies have raised a total of nearly $170 million.

The company reported that it now has 9.3 million freelancers and 3.7 million businesses using its platform. It said that it has an annualized level of 2.7 million jobs being posted and that workers are making $900 million in annualized earnings from them….

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