Acquires Lime Exchange Outsourcing Marketplace from Lime Labs LLC

Dec 20, 2010, 22:22 ET from

NEW YORK, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --, the world's largest outsourcing marketplace which connects small business with freelancers from around the world, today acquired, the online services run by Lime Labs LLC. boasted over 80,000 freelancers from 223 countries and regions worldwide, and adds to's userbase of almost 2 million globally. will migrate LimeExchange's users to the platform, as well as provide two months of free gold membership. Ongoing projects on LimeExchange will also be migrated to on request at no charge.

"We are pleased to announce that we are acquiring LimeExchange and providing continuity to the businesses and freelancers currently working on that platform", said Matt Barrie, Chief Executive of "Lime Exchange employers can now access a talent pool of almost 2 million professionals globally, and freelancers can access a project pool with 870,000 projects completed to date." connects small businesses with freelancers across the world, enabling them to get small jobs done at a fraction of the price of hiring locally. Almost any job can now be outsourced online, across a wide range of industries including software, web design, marketing and engineering. Projects start as low as $30, and average under $200.

The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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About Freelancer is the largest outsourcing marketplace in the world. Through, businesses connect with independent service providers and freelancers. connects over 1.9 million professionals from all over the world. Through our website, employers can hire freelancers to do work in areas such as software, writing, data entry and design right through to engineering and the sciences, sales & marketing, and accounting & legal services. The average job is under US$200, making extremely cost effective for small businesses, which often need a wide variety of jobs to be done, but cannot justify the expense of hiring full time.