All Things oDesk
May 2, 2007 by Brian Goler

Hello oDeskers,

We’re excited to announce that oDesk is a recipient of Red Herring 100 Spring, an award given to the top 100 private technology companies based in North America. This honor was once received by Google, eBay and Skype, and we’re thrilled to have been recognized with the same award.

As a result, Gary Swart, our CEO, is speaking at the Red Herring Spring conference. Be sure to see him if you’re there.

Thanks to all of you for helping us win this prestigious award!

Brian Goler


Brian Goler served as Vice President of Marketing at oDesk. Brian has more than 15 years of management experience spanning several online community and publishing businesses. Brian co-founded and launched YorZ, an online community dedicated to helping people advance their careers. He held several senior positions at LookSmart including Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Senior Vice President of Product since January 2001 and… read more

  • Valerie
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  • Mahmood

    Hi, Congratulations on the award.
    I am Pakistani.
    This is good site. Again congratilations

  • Shirley

    Hi, congratulations on the award.
    I just login on this website, and it seems sledom Chinese here.
    I am Chinese.

  • hmm..

    this site sucks!!!
    I don't know how it got the top 100

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  • Sajid Hussain (S3 Technology)

    i am working with odesk since 2005. i found it very very well. my earning is increased day by day. there is one problem now, that there online support is not looking now. there is only one way to send email which is little slow. But in 2006 , there was good online support like on yahoo. over all its good site , favor in provider.

  • Jennifer

    I have been with oDesk for two years, and I get paid well, and I don't have to battle 1-2 hours of traffic (one way!) every day.

    Let me tell you, working remotely from home with oDesk is totally worth it. My work is challenging, and my clients are great!

    To the previous negative comments - I'm guessing you have not actually worked with oDesk.

  • Alex Franks

    The true cost of outsourcing will never be known. What odesk does not tell you is that it takes hour and hours and hours of your time trying to explain what you want to people who have no desire to get it to you faster than the slowest programmer. Odesk has no adequate project management tools and no effective project managers. I have to say if you want to use odesk goahead but they are not very good at helping you get the job done cheaply.

  • I hate this site

    This site sucks. It brings the value of what programmer's do down. Why pay a fair amount when you can outsource and pay under market rates.

  • Netpaths Webdesign

    Congratulations on the award. I've just signed up for odesk.