Freelancer Ltd: WIP of the Week [PRO]

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Today, we present Freelancer Ltd as our WIP of the Week. In our August 2015 PRO brief, “Freelancer Limited – Anatomy of a Large Global Work Intermediation Platform,” we singled out Freelancer as a unique and notable work intermediation platform. We noted that Freelancer Ltd is a special case, as it is the only WIP that is publicly traded (ASX: FLN). In retrospect, this turned out to be an error on our part: Blur Group plc, in the UK, is also a public company (BLUR:LN), though its fate has been quite the opposite of the successful Freelancer Ltd. In August, we also noted that there are a number of other features that make Freelancer unique, including its history of acquisitions and integrations, its emphasis on small businesses and labor in developing economies, its several different lines of business and its rather complex pricing structure.

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