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Guru
Type Private
Industry Internet
Service Marketplace
Workforce Management
Crowdsourcing
Founded Pittsburgh
1998
Founder(s) Jon and James Slavet (brothers)
Headquarters Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Website Guru.com
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.

History[edit]

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.

Notes[edit]

  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]

E-lancing websites[edit]

Following is a list of other e-lancing websites which are currently in service:


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