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DesignCrowd Pty Ltd
Proprietary Limited
IndustryGraphic design, Crowdsourcing
FoundedSydney, Australia (2008 (2008))
Number of locations
Australia, Philippines, United States

DesignCrowd is an online crowdsourcing platform founded in 2008.[1]


DesignCrowd was launched January 2008.[2] According to the Australian Financial Review, "Lynch is recognised as a founder of the design crowdsourcing concept".[3] DesignCrowd was started in Sydney, Australia.

The company has received significant funding from Starfish Ventures.[4] On 20 December 2011, DesignCrowd acquired Brandstack,[5] a stock logo template marketplace where users are able to buy and sell logo templates and domains. Following the acquisition, Brandstack's name was changed to "BrandCrowd."[6] In 2014, DesignCrowd announced that it had acquired community design contest website Worth1000 for an undisclosed amount.[7]

Awards and achievements[edit]

  • Alec Lynch named Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Award winner, 2014 (Eastern Region - Category: Emerging)[8]
  • DesignCrowd ranked #22 in Deloitte's TechFast50 2014 rankings[9]


  1. ^ "About DesignCrowd". DesignCrowd. Retrieved 21 July 2014.
  2. ^ Hall, Phil (30 September 2013). "Alec Lynch, co-founder and CEO of DesignCrowd, Sydney, Australia". Business Superstar. Retrieved 21 July 2014.
  3. ^ Bailey, Michael (7 March 2016). "DesignCrowd dominance highlights our marketplace hub". Australian Financial Review. Retrieved 21 July 2014.
  4. ^ Moses, Asher (3 November 2011). "Aussie tech gold rush: 'nothing off limits'". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 21 July 2014.
  5. ^ Greg Kumparak, "Brandstack Pulled From The Deadpool, Acquired By DesignCrowd", "Techcrunch"
  6. ^ Michelle Hammond. "DesignCrowd Acquires Brandstack, Launched BrandCrowd" "StartUp Smart"
  7. ^ Kennedy, Stuart (17 June 2014). "DesignCrowd reckons deal worth wait". The Australian. Retrieved 21 July 2014.
  8. ^ "Top entrepreneurs honoured at Sydney awards night". Ernst & Young. 8 August 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2014.
  9. ^ "Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Winners' report". Deloitte. Retrieved 11 February 2015.

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