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oDesk Selected by AlwaysOn as a OnDemand Top 100 Winner

The oDesk® online workplace enables businesses and contractors to work together without geographic limits. Contractors on oDesk currently earn more than $300 million on an annual basis.

“Online work brings unparalleled freedom and opportunity by enabling businesses with on-demand access to the world’s best talent, and providing independent professionals with the freedom to work whenever and wherever they choose,” said oDesk CEO Gary Swart. “This award is recognition of oDesk’s innovative approach to online work and the impact our business has in freeing the global workplace from the traditional limitations in where, when and how we work together.”

oDesk and the other OnDemand Top 100 companies will be honored at AlwaysOn’s OnDemand event on April 4, 2012, at Hewlett-Packard’s Executive Briefing Center in Cupertino, CA.

This two-and-a-half-day executive event features CEO presentations and high-level debates on how the Internet is disrupting how companies—from small businesses to large enterprises—create, store, distribute, analyze, and leverage mission-critical data.

“This year’s OnDemand 100 winners are continuing to use disruptive technology and ideas to merge valuable legacy data and systems with new, vital streams of information. The results are being deployed in the cloud by any number of SaaS products and services, changing the way all business coexist,” said Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. “The OnDemand 100 continues to represent some of the highest-growth opportunities in the private company marketplace.”

The OnDemand 100 winners were selected from among hundreds of other technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists and industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2012 list. Details on the list and the event can be found here

About oDesk

oDesk (www.odesk.com) is the world’s largest online workplace, enabling businesses and contractors to work together without geographic limits.

Since 2007, oDesk has experienced an annual growth rate of more than 100%. Currently, contractors are earning more than $300 million per year through oDesk.

About AlwaysOn

AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand networking the Global Silicon Valley. AlwaysOn helped ignite the social media revolution in early 2003 when it launched the AlwaysOn network. In 2004, it became the first media brand to socially network its online readers and event attendees. AlwaysOn’s preeminent executive event series includes the Silicon Valley Innovation Summit, OnMedia, OnHollywood, IMPACT Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic, Venture Summit East, OnDemand, Venture Summit Silicon Valley, OnMobile, and GoingGreen Silicon Valley. The AlwaysOn network and live event series continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, and advertisers like no other media brand.



Shoshana Deutschkron