buys LimeExchange for an ‘undisclosed sum’, the Sydney based worldwide outsourcing marketplace connecting small business with freelancers has acquired, run by Lime Labs LLC for an undisclosed sum.

Freelancer Fast offers a similar service to and boasted over 80,000 freelancers from 223 countries, and brings’s userbase to almost 2 million globally. acquisition of LimeExchange’s will see all users migrate across to the platform and illustrates the aggressive moves by to become the dominant platform for freelancers in the world. All of LimeExchange’s members will be provided with two months of free gold membership on, with ongoing projects on LimeExchange able to be migrated to on request at no charge.

“We are pleased to announce that we are acquiring LimeExchange and providing continuity to the businesses and freelancers currently working on that platform”, said Matt Barrie, Chief Executive of “Lime Exchange employers can now access a talent pool of almost 2 million professionals globally, and freelancers can access a project pool with 870,000 projects completed to date.” connects small businesses with freelancers across the world, enabling them to get small jobs done at a fraction of the price of hiring locally. Almost any job can now be outsourced online, across a wide range of industries including software, web design, marketing and engineering. Projects start as low as $30, and average under $200.

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