CrowdFlower, the startup that helps companies find and manage workers for menial tasks, just announced that it has raised $5 million in a first round of institutional funding.
San Francisco-based CrowdFlower (whose chief executive, Lukas Biewald, is a friend of mine from college) is useful when you need basic tasks performed that can’t be automated by technology, such as tagging photos or categorizing the sentiments expressed in different messages on Twitter. There are a number of services that already provide the infrastructure for this type of crowdsourcing, most notably Amazon’s [...]
CrowdFlower, a startup that helps businesses outsource mundane or repetitive tasks to the cloud, has raised $5 million in Series A funding led by Trinity Ventures and Bessemer Venture Partners. Previous Investors from CrowdFlower’s first angel round of $1.2 million also participated, including The Founders Fund, Travis Kalanick, Marcus Ogawa, Manu Kumar, Gary Kremen, and Lorenzo Thione. CrowdFlower, which launched at TechCrunch50 in 2009 and is a product of Dolores Labs, will use the new funding to further product development and expand its services globally.
CrowdFlower’s web offering price [...]