All Things oDesk
February 24, 2009 by Josh Breinlinger

We are pleased to announce oDesk Groups!

We've launched new Groups on oDesk - each one is a special marketplace within the oDesk network.  

Many providers advance their careers and reputation by counting on industry and professional certifications, alumni groups, or developer networks.  Groups allow providers to join communities of professionals who share a common interests, skills, certifications or passions.

For providers, joining Groups offers the benefit of enhanced reputation with a Group logo in their individual profile and access to exclusive jobs that are posted to the Group.

For buyers, posting a job to a Group allows them to reach a highly qualified group of providers that specialize in a skill set.

For partners, Groups allow companies with certification programs or developer networks to strengthen and expand their brand's reach by promoting their Group on oDesk.

You can take a look at our new Groups Directory.

A special thanks to all of our initial launch partners:

Check out the Directory, apply to Join a Group if you're interested, and stay tuned for more Groups in the near future. Keep in mind, membership in a Group is solely at our Partner's discretion, so please check the criteria for joining a Group before applying.

Josh Breinlinger

Senior Associate at Sigma Partners

Josh joined Sigma as a Senior Associate in 2010, bringing six years of startup experience building exceptional teams, products, and communities. He has a black-belt in online marketing and a strong track record of success in user acquisition and retention. Prior to joining Sigma, Josh was the Director of Product and Marketing at AdRoll, an online advertising company, where he helped grow revenue 4x in… read more