digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:


Applied sciences






















Type Private
Industry Internet
Service Marketplace
Workforce Management
Founded Pittsburgh
Founders Inder Guglani
Headquarters Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Website Guru.com
Alexa rank positive decrease 3,517 (April 2014)[1]

Guru.com is a freelance marketplace.[2] It allows companies to find freelance workers for commissioned work. Founded in 1998 in Pittsburgh as eMoonlighter.com and still headquartered there.


Guru Inc. was founded in 1999[3] in San Francisco as an online clearing house for high tech workers seeking short-term contracts. The company, led by brothers Jon and James Slavet, raised $3M in angel funding and a further $16M in a full venture round led by Greylock Partners and August Capital.[3] In a May 2000 interview, Paul Saffo cited Guru.com as an example of a company using the Internet to provide new kinds of services where individuals negotiated directly with potential employers.[4] In 2002, Guru developed the SmartMatch technology which matches résumés and other information about job applicants to jobs. It also developed a candidate profiling system using techniques from Industrial and organizational psychology to better understand a candidate's suitability for a particular job.

The company was acquired[5] in December 2002 by Unicru, a human resources software company based in Portland, Oregon. Guru's technology and staff remained with Unicru, focused on software to help large employers assess and hire job applicants.

Merger & Present day[edit]

Unicru sold the Guru.com domain name and logo to eMoonlighter.com, and eMoonlighter was renamed Guru.com. Guru.com directly connects businesses and employees in 160 different fields.


  1. ^ "Guru.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  2. ^ Guru.com puts freelancers to workPC World
  3. ^ a b "The New-Boy Network". Inc magazine. 1 January 2000. 
  4. ^ Walker, Leslie (May 18, 2000). "Discussion with Paul Saffo, Director, Institute For The Future". The Washington Post. 
  5. ^ Earnshaw, Aliza (4 August 2003). "Unicru expands capabilities with two acquisitions". Portland Business Journal. 

External links[edit]

Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guru.com — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.

3343 news items

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:27:34 -0700

It is reported that the CBI moved a special court for issuing summons against two government officials in the coal block allocation case against Kamal Sponge Steel and Power Ltd under corruption charges. Public Prosecutor Mr VK Sharma moved a plea ...
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:12:17 -0700

Mr Oleg Shishov CEO of LLC NPO Mostovik said that the implementation of the Russian-North Korean project Pobeda (Victory) will make it possible for North Korea to start exporting metallurgical coal in 2015, one of the participants in the project. Mr ...
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:00:00 -0700

Business Standard reported that the government is likely to issue at least a dozen sets of rules before starting the e-auction of coal blocks, promised under an ordinance of last week. In the first phase, 74 blocks would be auctioned. The Supreme Court ...
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:30:00 -0700

Mined metal production in Q2 FY2015 was up 30% sequentially at 212,575 tonnes, as compared with 163,131 tonnes in the previous quarter and down 4% from 221,646 tonnes a year ago. For six month period, mined metal production was 375,706 tonnes as ...
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:45:00 -0700

Mr Manohar Parrikar CM of Goa said that iron ore mining leases of companies indicted in the report of the Justice (retd) MB Shah Commission of Inquiry will not be renewed. Mr Parrikar said that of the 28 mining leases whose stamp duty has already been ...
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:04:08 -0700

On the expected lines steel prices plummeted at Delhi, Mumbai, Indore and Raipur further on month end painting a bleak picture ahead for domestic steel mills as they will have to take a call for prices for November shipment now as almost all products ...
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:52:30 -0700

Business Line reported that the Kerala Government has accorded sanction to Malabar Cements Limited to set up a bulk cement handling unit at Kochi Port at an investment of INR 160 crore. A government order to this effect said that interest-free KVAT ...
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:56:15 -0700

It is reported that with Cyclone Niloufer projected to hit the Gujarat coast, especially the Kutch region, in the next 24 hours, Kandla Port has been taking contingency measures. It has issued a notice to all concerned to take the necessary precautions ...

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!

Searchlight Group

Digplanet also receives support from Searchlight Group. Visit Searchlight