Arrow targets crowdsourcing marketplace
Alignment with Freelancer.com seeks to alter how hardware products get designed & manufactured
Arrow Electronics Inc., global electronics component and technology solutions, engineering provider, has joined forces with Freelancer.com, a global freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace.
The new platform, called ArrowPlus, allows tech creators to design and build hardware products through access to over half a million skilled electronic and electrical engineers. On-demand engineering from ArrowPlus and Freelancer aims to catalyze a step change in research and development, cutting times from years to months through access to a global network of highly diverse technical skills and reduce cost to market.
Designed to solve sophisticated technology problems
This new platform is designed to solve sophisticated technology problems spanning consumer electronics, transportation, healthcare, industrial, Internet of Things (IoT), telecommunications, biomedical, cloud security, firmware, hardware, and connected products in every industry. Used by companies from startups to global giants, Freelancer.com has more than 32-million users around the world and more than 15-million jobs posted in over 1,350 skill areas.
“Freelancer.com brings to the collaboration the platform and the world’s best expertise in running global online services marketplaces, allowing Arrow to transform its services business into a dynamic, connected talent cloud,” according to Arrow’s chief digital officer Matt Anderson.
“This breakthrough strategic alliance with Arrow represents the first launch of Freelancer Enterprise,” adds Freelancer.com CEO and Chairman Matt Barrie. “We have seen increasing demand to solve difficult and complex technology problems from larger organizations. For example, NASA and the United States Department of Energy are using Freelancer.com to crowdsource technology solutions.”