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Design crowdsourcing platform DesignCrowd recently announced that it has closed a new $6 million Series B capital raising. The round has been led by new...

Marketing podcast, PreneurCast, is for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs. Each week, author and marketer Pete Williams and digital media producer Dom Goucher discuss entrepreneurship, business, internet...

Most online design companies are either expensive and bad, or cheap and bad. Design crowd connects businesses with talented designers – just like it should be! DesignCrowd is an Australian company that makes it easy to crowd-source designs, and it's rapidly making a name for itself in the international market, because of how good it's doing its job.

Sydney-based crowdsourcing marketplace DesignCrowd recently hit a remarkable milestone of $20 million worth of payments to its designers. Now the most astonishing bit is that...

Alec Lynch, the founder and CEO of DesignCrowd, was recently named Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year in the Eastern Region by Ernst & Young. While working as a...

Business cards have been around since the 1800s. Now in this digital age of ours, one would imagine that something this old is on its...

Hey, do you remember when we told you to stand out of the crowd with crowdsourcing? Well, it seems our words did not fall...

Does crowdsourcing work? The rise of Designcrowd, with backing by angel investors and venture capital, is strong evidence it can make for a thriving business model. And Lynch, the gifted CEO, is showcasing it through some very public design campaigns -- well outside of Australia.

Crowdsourcing – or involving multitudes of people in a project – is not as new as many might think. For decades, much before the Internet came into being, The Oxford English Dictionary was driven by thousands of people writing in with word suggestions, etymology, usage and more. In more recent times, the human genome project used crowdsourcing, and leveraged the computing power of thousands.

More than 5,000 entrants have submitted designs to the latest DesignCrowd contest. Using the innovative Sydney-based DesignCrowd crowdsourcing service, TimesSquare.com, has offered up a $10,000 prize for anyone who can provide a new logo. Check out the current logo, it really needs to be changed!

The Australian venture capital firm Starfish Ventures has invested $3 million in DesignCrowd, according to a media release dispatched on Thursday. The Australian start-up, a design crowdsourcing community with more than 40,000 registered graphic designers, plans to use the new investment to launch two new services in 2012 and to expand its client base outside Australia.

I'm sure I'm not alone when I say that simple logos are the best kind of logos. If you don't agree, consider the world's top 100 brands, according to Interbrand.

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