99designs, a startup which lets businesses crowdsource their designs, has expanded heavily over the past year with launches across Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Latin America. Now, the company is looking to further that momentum by launching in the Netherlands today at TNW Conference Europe 2013.
With a Dutch site and local currency support, 99designs is clearly looking to solidify its dominance in the crowdsourcing space — an area which is not foreign to controversy and has received opposition from major design organizations like AIGA.
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This in mind, 99designs clearly has its fair share of fans. So far the company claims it has hosted over 200,000 graphic design contests and has paid out $52 million to designers.
According to 99designs CEO Patrick Llewellyn, the Netherlands is already one of 99designs’ top ten markets. “As the Dutch startup scene accelerates,” he says, “we’re looking forward to helping even more entrepreneurs there source great graphic design work.” Catering to the country specifically could boost its growth in the area.
With this launch, 99designs is also announcing a partnership with Netherlands-based startup incubator Rockstart Accelerator.
If your interest is piqued, you can check out 99designs in Dutch via the link below.
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