Crowdsourcing your design: The arguments for and against

10:34PM | Wednesday, 17 October 2012 |  For busy soloists, crowdsourcing your design work can look appealing. But before you take the plunge, here are the arguments for and against crowdsourcing your work. BY OLIVER MILMAN.


2:22AM | Monday, 27 February 2012 |  Finding that perfect piece of artwork for your living room wall might have become a little easier with the advent of Artchu, a crowdsourcing start-up that hopes to put good art within the reach of all.

Start-up investment marketplace edgeyo to launch Christmas Day

12:58PM | Thursday, 22 December 2011 |  Four entrepreneurs are preparing to launch edgeyo, an investment marketplace for start-ups and investors, on Christmas Day.

DesignCrowd acquires Brandstack, launches BrandCrowd

12:59PM | Wednesday, 21 December 2011 |  Online crowdsourcing start-up DesignCrowd has acquired Texan company Brandstack for an undisclosed sum, combining the service with its existing community to launch BrandCrowd.

Melbourne start-up iLID turns to Kickstarter for funding

12:04PM | Thursday, 1 December 2011 |  Start-ups shouldn’t rely on crowdsourcing platforms to generate traffic, according to Melbourne-based start-up iLID, which is raising funds on Kickstarter for its iPhone-inspired product.

11:08PM | Monday, 28 November 2011 | founder Jon Manning talks to StartupSmart about how he hopes his idea will change the way people do business.

Crowdsourcing start-up DesignCrowd snares $3 million Starfish funding

11:51PM | Thursday, 3 November 2011 |  Crowdsourcing start-up DesignCrowd is to accelerate its global expansion after securing a $3 million investment from heavyweight Australian VC firm Starfish Ventures.

Employers urged to consider “alternative” talent pools

11:33PM | Thursday, 3 November 2011 |  Employers are being urged to think outside the square with regard to future employees, with a new report outlining the severity of Australia’s skills shortages and the action that must be taken.

Crowdsource design giant 99designs launches $99,999 student fund

10:42PM | Thursday, 13 October 2011 |  Crowdsource design giant 99designs has launched a $99,999 fund for design students, promising cash for winning entries, as it celebrates its 99,999th design contest.


10:22PM | Tuesday, 4 October 2011 |  Perhaps ironically for someone whose business relies on outsourcing tasks Matt Barrie has a very do-it-yourself approach to entrepreneurship.