Scalable Workforce, LLC, a crowdsourcing platform built to enhance Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, has acquired CrowdSource.com
Belleville, IL ( PRWEB ) May 24, 2011 – Today, Scalable Workforce, LLC creators of a popular crowdsourcing platform, announced the acquisition of Crowdsource.com.
“We jumped at the opportunity to acquire this category killing brand,” commented Scalable Workforce CEO Stephanie Leffler. “We now have the perfect vehicle to help deliver our message to customers.”
Fueled by the growth of services like Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, Trada and 99Designs, crowdsourcing has experienced exponential growth in the last 12 months. “We see Fortune 100 businesses replacing large scale archaic processes with smarter, more scalable and less expensive crowdsourced solutions” stated Leffler. “Crowdsourcing has proven that it can handle mission critical processes for some of the largest companies in the world. This brand positions us at the center of the most exciting opportunity I have experienced in my business career.”
Scalable Workforce will launch their new brand and redesigned website in late July. “CrowdSource.com has been a target of ours for quite some time. We look forward to officially launching the new brand this summer” stated Leffler. Other items on Scalable Workforce’s roadmap include the launch of Scalable Workforce 2.0 later this summer. This release will include new features, a new API and a number of prebuilt processes that will improve user efficiency. The platform will keep the Scalable Workforce name while the company will adopt the new CrowdSource.com brand. “Scalable Workforce is the right name for our product and CrowdSource.com is the perfect name for our company” remarked Leffler. “The new site will more thoroughly showcase our products, our company and best practices for crowdsourcing various tasks. “Our goal is to provide a valuable resource to the industry as a whole. Our team is excited and has already begun working on the new site.”
Specific terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Scalable Workforce is a platform designed to enhance Amazon’s Mechanical Turk with features designed to better manage work and the workforce. From providing pre-qualified groups of skilled workers, to allowing businesses to build complex workflows, Scalable Workforce eliminates the most common problems associated with crowdsourcing through Mechanical Turk.