Clickworker (Humangrid GmbH), a Germany-based crowdsourcing provider of business services including SEO text creation and data authentication, closed a €4.25m (approximately $5.91m) Series B financing round.
The round was led by European investors including Klaus Wecken, High-Tech Grunderfonds (HTGF) and Corporate Finance Partners (CFP).
The company intends to use the funds to accelerate its expansion in the U.S., where it has operataed since early 2010, as well as increase its base in Europe.
Founded in 2006, Clickworker divides business projects of any size and scope into microtasks and distributes these tasks among a worldwide network of Internet-savvy individuals, known as “clickworkers,” to get them done. Clickworker specializes in assignments such as text content creation, SEO texts, data authentication, translation, web research, tagging and categorizing.
Clients include IDG Business Media, SEO agency Blue Summit, YP.de, the German Yellow Pages provider, training and education publisher Anzo Press, Paypal, personalized sports clipping service swink.tv, and Gilchrist & Soames.
The company’s CEO of U.S. Operations is Greg Curhan.
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