The party is ON! Join us at TNW Conference 2021 in Amsterdam for face-to-face business!

The heart of tech

This article was published on July 9, 2012

    Freelancer.com buys Canada’s ScriptLance, a marketplace for designers and coders

    Freelancer.com buys Canada’s ScriptLance, a marketplace for designers and coders Image by: Unspecified
    Robin Wauters
    Story by

    Robin Wauters

    Robin Wauters is the European Editor of The Next Web. He describes himself as a hopeless cyberflâneur, a lover of startups, his family a Robin Wauters is the European Editor of The Next Web. He describes himself as a hopeless cyberflâneur, a lover of startups, his family and Belgian beer. If you'd like to know more about Robin, head on over to robinwauters.com or follow him on Twitter.

    Job outsourcing and crowd-sourcing marketplace Freelancer.com just announced on its blog that it has acquired Canada’s largest freelance marketplace, ScriptLance, which has over 360,000 enterprise and professional users.

    Thanks to the acquisition of ScriptLance, which is said to be the world’s fifth largest freelance marketplace, Freelancer.com now boasts over 4 million users. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, unfortunately.

    According a press statement, Scriptlance has users from 244 countries and regions, and has seen over 600,000 projects posted on the site to date. In total, it has self-reportedly paid more than $43 million to freelancers.

    All ScriptLance members will be automatically transitioned to the Freelancer.com platform, according to the announcement blog post.

    Freelancer.com’s network of online outsourcing businesses also includes GetAFreelancer (Sweden), LimeExchange (US), Freelancer.co.uk (United Kingdom), Freelancer.com.au (Australia) and Freelancer.de Booking Center (Germany).