All Things Upwork
September 14, 2009 by Amit Bakshi

We’re excited to be in the TechCrunch50 Demopit this morning, and announce a special offer for venture-backed startups called the “oDesk Challenge“!

Take the oDesk Challenge:

We’ll help you build an online workteam

odesk Challenge

Venture-backed startups need to do more with less. We at oDesk know this firsthand, and we keep our core team of 26 employees lean by managing an international team of over 80 remote contractors, all of whom we hire, manage, and pay through our own platform. By doing so, we:

  • Access talent anywhere in the world
  • Scale our team of specialists up & down as needed
  • Save as much as 80% on labor cost

We’re convinced that the “oDesk way” is the right way for other venture-backed startups, so we’ve designed the oDesk Challenge.  For the first 20 venture-backed startups that join the Challenge by posting their jobs on oDesk, we’ll do the hard work of sifting through resumes, conducting interviews, and hand-picking the top 3 candidates out of over 320,000 providers. We’ll then showcase that top talent for you – if you like one, hire them and get your job done.

Our Offer:

1. Be one of the first 20 venture-backed startups to post your job, and let us know you want to be part of the oDesk Challenge.
2. We’ll do the hard work of recruiting and screening, and then hand-pick the top three candidates for you within one week.
3. If you like one, hire them. You win the talent you need while we take care of the heavy lifting!

Visit for more details!

Amit Bakshi

Vice President of Marketing at LawPivot

Amit Bakshi is the Vice President of Marketing at LawPivot. He formerly served as Product Marketing Manager for oDesk.