History in the Making

  • January 2009
    The legend is born - Our company is incorporated.
  • May 2009
    Initial financing raised from Startive Capital. GetAFreelancer (Sweden) is acquired.
  • September 2009
    Hits 1,000,000 users.
  • October 2009
    Domain name freelancer.com acquired.
    Changes name to Freelancer.
    Breaks into top 1000 websites worldwide (Alexa).
  • November 2009
    500,000 projects posted.
  • April 2010
    Breaks into Alexa top 500!
  • July 2010
    Launches Freelancer Marketplace virtual content marketplace.
  • November 2010
    Freelancer.co.uk (United Kingdom) acquired.
  • December 2010
    LimeExchange (USA) acquired, hits 2,000,000 users!
  • March 2011
    Freelancer CEO Matt Barrie named inaugural BRW Entrepreneur of the year.
  • April 2011
    1,000,000 projects posted.
  • May 2011
    Company wins 2 Webby Awards.
  • June 2011
    Launches Freelancer contest crowdsourcing platform.
  • December 2011
    Hits 3,000,000 users.
  • July 2012
    Scriptlance (Canada) acquired.
    Company launches in Spanish and German.
  • November 2012
    Vworker/Rentacoder (USA) acquired.
  • December 2012
    Hits 4,000,000 projects, 25 regional marketplaces and 10 languages.
  • July 2013
    Hits 8,000,000 users and becomes operational in 30 languages.
  • August 2013
    Winner of Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevies in the International Business Awards 2013
  • November 2013
    Freelancer opens it's Initial Public Offering.
    Freelancer floats on the ASX.
  • January 2014
    Hits 10,000,000 users.