eLance Powers Creative Projects Marketplace for Adobe

Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from eLance, Inc.

    SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- eLance, Inc. (www.elance.com),
 the leading professional services marketplace, today announced an alliance
 with Adobe Systems Incorporated, the leader in network publishing, to power
 the Creative Projects Marketplace for Adobe.  Adobe will feature the
 marketplace on its popular Adobe.com site in the Job Connection and Online
 Services sections.  The marketplace can be found online at
 www.elance.com/adobe.
     The Creative Projects Marketplace enables creative directors, marketing
 professionals, advertising agencies and design studios to outsource Web,
 graphic design, marketing and writing projects to creative professionals
 worldwide.  The marketplace allows creative professionals who use Adobe
 products to bid online for freelance projects offered by businesses around the
 world.
     "Adobe prides itself in providing its customers with the most extensive
 and efficient resources in the industry," said Tanya Wendling, senior
 director, Web Content, Community and Support for Adobe.  "We are pleased to
 work with eLance to provide our customers with a marketplace that brings
 businesses and creative professionals together in a truly unique experience.
     "In the creative industry, online services marketplaces are becoming the
 designated avenue for transacting business around the world.  Partnering with
 Adobe, one of the leading creative platform companies, enables us to
 strengthen our leadership in the creative services arena," said V. Eric Roach,
 chairman and chief executive officer of eLance.  "Our vision of an eLance
 economy is quickly becoming a reality as more and more businesses worldwide
 see the need and value of the marketplace capabilities that we provide."
     eLance is able to connect buyers and sellers of creative services, as well
 as provide project management tools, allowing efficiency of time and cost.
 Examples of eLance projects that can be collaborated online include Web and
 graphic design, logo design, animation, copywriting, editing, marketing and
 business services.  The marketplace also incorporates enhanced features
 including credential verification, intellectual property protection, feedback
 ratings, dispute resolution and a global billing and payment system.
 
     About eLance
     eLance, Inc. (www.elance.com) is the leading professional services
 marketplace for Web-based outsourcing used by businesses worldwide.
 Businesses can tap into a highly qualified pool of professional talent to get
 a wide range of projects completed online -- including software development,
 Web design and development, creative services, graphic design, translation
 services, copywriting and more.  eLance provides a highly liquid marketplace
 with a broad selection of professional service providers, online collaboration
 tools, global billing and payment capabilities and a quality assurance system
 designed to maintain the high standards for which the company is known.
     As a global company with 40 percent of transactions occurring
 cross-borders, over 300,000 businesses and individuals from more than
 160 countries are registered to conduct work via the eLance network.  eLance
 has built alliances with industry leaders across a range of business sectors
 including:  eBay, Sun Microsystems, Oracle Technology Network, IBM,
 Handspring, CNET, Red Hat, Novell, NetObjects, Corel, Macromedia, Virgin and
 Lycos Asia.
     A privately held company, eLance has attracted over $65 million to date
 from investors including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Pequot Capital
 Management, Citigroup, Integral Capital Partners, and Charter Venture Group.
 Outside directors include John Doerr and Joe Lacob from KPCB, Ram Shriram
 former VP of business development at amazon.com, and Lawrence D. Lenihan, Jr.
 from Pequot Capital Management.
 
     CONTACT:  Stephanie Huang of Edelman PR Worldwide, 650-968-4033, or
 stephanie.huang@edelman.com, for eLance, Inc.
 
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    SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- eLance, Inc. (www.elance.com),
 the leading professional services marketplace, today announced an alliance
 with Adobe Systems Incorporated, the leader in network publishing, to power
 the Creative Projects Marketplace for Adobe.  Adobe will feature the
 marketplace on its popular Adobe.com site in the Job Connection and Online
 Services sections.  The marketplace can be found online at
 www.elance.com/adobe.
     The Creative Projects Marketplace enables creative directors, marketing
 professionals, advertising agencies and design studios to outsource Web,
 graphic design, marketing and writing projects to creative professionals
 worldwide.  The marketplace allows creative professionals who use Adobe
 products to bid online for freelance projects offered by businesses around the
 world.
     "Adobe prides itself in providing its customers with the most extensive
 and efficient resources in the industry," said Tanya Wendling, senior
 director, Web Content, Community and Support for Adobe.  "We are pleased to
 work with eLance to provide our customers with a marketplace that brings
 businesses and creative professionals together in a truly unique experience.
     "In the creative industry, online services marketplaces are becoming the
 designated avenue for transacting business around the world.  Partnering with
 Adobe, one of the leading creative platform companies, enables us to
 strengthen our leadership in the creative services arena," said V. Eric Roach,
 chairman and chief executive officer of eLance.  "Our vision of an eLance
 economy is quickly becoming a reality as more and more businesses worldwide
 see the need and value of the marketplace capabilities that we provide."
     eLance is able to connect buyers and sellers of creative services, as well
 as provide project management tools, allowing efficiency of time and cost.
 Examples of eLance projects that can be collaborated online include Web and
 graphic design, logo design, animation, copywriting, editing, marketing and
 business services.  The marketplace also incorporates enhanced features
 including credential verification, intellectual property protection, feedback
 ratings, dispute resolution and a global billing and payment system.
 
     About eLance
     eLance, Inc. (www.elance.com) is the leading professional services
 marketplace for Web-based outsourcing used by businesses worldwide.
 Businesses can tap into a highly qualified pool of professional talent to get
 a wide range of projects completed online -- including software development,
 Web design and development, creative services, graphic design, translation
 services, copywriting and more.  eLance provides a highly liquid marketplace
 with a broad selection of professional service providers, online collaboration
 tools, global billing and payment capabilities and a quality assurance system
 designed to maintain the high standards for which the company is known.
     As a global company with 40 percent of transactions occurring
 cross-borders, over 300,000 businesses and individuals from more than
 160 countries are registered to conduct work via the eLance network.  eLance
 has built alliances with industry leaders across a range of business sectors
 including:  eBay, Sun Microsystems, Oracle Technology Network, IBM,
 Handspring, CNET, Red Hat, Novell, NetObjects, Corel, Macromedia, Virgin and
 Lycos Asia.
     A privately held company, eLance has attracted over $65 million to date
 from investors including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Pequot Capital
 Management, Citigroup, Integral Capital Partners, and Charter Venture Group.
 Outside directors include John Doerr and Joe Lacob from KPCB, Ram Shriram
 former VP of business development at amazon.com, and Lawrence D. Lenihan, Jr.
 from Pequot Capital Management.
 
     CONTACT:  Stephanie Huang of Edelman PR Worldwide, 650-968-4033, or
 stephanie.huang@edelman.com, for eLance, Inc.
 
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