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Freelance Marketplace Platform Fiverr Raises Additional $60M in Funding

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Fiverr has now joined the most highly funded companies in the work intermediation platform (WIP) space. The freelance marketplace platform, founded in 2010, announced a $60 million financing round Wednesday led by Square Peg Capital, along with existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners, Accel and Qumra Capital. This is the sixth round of financing in five years, bringing the total private equity funding to a stunning sum of $110 million. Read More

What kind of people actually make a living as freelancers?

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By Justine Hofherr @Jhofherr29
Boston.com Staff | 10.22.15 | 11:13 AM

With freelancers making up roughly 34 percent of the U.S. labor force, you might be wondering just who these people are, what kinds of jobs they have, how many projects they work on at once, and how good they are at their gigs. Thanks to a new report from LinkedIn, a little more light has been shed on the life of the average professional freelancer, or at least the ones who use the business-oriented social network. Read More