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This article was published on July 17, 2012


    99design founders invest $460,000 in Tweaky, a marketplace for minor website customizations

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    Tweaky, which operates a marketplace where you can have small things fixed on your website for a minimal fee, has raised $460,000 in seed funding from 99designs and Flippa.com co-founders Mark Harbottle and Matt Mickiewicz, and their SitePoint Group.

    Formerly known as Themepivot.com, Tweaky was founded by Australian entrepreneurs Ned Dwyer and Pete Murray, who won a local edition of Startup Weekend in Melbourne last November.

    Dwyer, who serves as CEO, explains the reasoning behind the service:

    “Web site owners are fed up paying upwards of $150 an hour to a local web developer, or wading through quotes on freelance marketplaces for a better deal. Tweaky.com now provides web site owners with a compelling, cost effective alternative when it comes to customizing their web sites.”

    How cost-effective you mean, since that’s just a nicer way of saying cheap?

    Well, website owners or publishers can have minor customizations (dubbed – you guessed it – ‘tweaks’) done starting at $25 each. All tweaks come with a 100% money-back guarantee, and are carried out by freelance web developers worldwide, who Tweaky claims have been hand-picked.