|Founder||Ville Miettinen, Harri Holopainen, Otto Chrons, Panu Wilska|
Microtask is a Finnish technology company founded by Ville Miettinen, Harri Holopainen, Otto Chrons and Panu Wilska in 2009 to create a technology platform for crowdsourcing and distributed work.
Microtask was selected as one of the finalists of the Nordic Tech Tour 2010.
Microtask Platform is a software platform for global distribution of short-duration tasks to online workers. The system supports automated quality assurance and provides service-level agreements for task quality and turnaround times. The most notable use case for such tasks has been human-assisted optical character recognition.
CEO Ville Miettinen and Managing Director Harri Holopainen were co-founders of Hybrid Graphics, a Finnish graphics technology company acquired by NVIDIA in 2006. CTO Otto Chrons was the co-founder and CTO of Ionific (merged with Botnia Hightech and acquired by Sasken Communication Technologies ).
- Arctic Startup: Microtask closes a super seed round from Sunstone Capital followed by angels, August 24, 2010
- New York Times: When the Assembly Line Moves Online, October 31, 2010
- Arctic Startup: Nordic Tech Tour Kicked Off Presenting The Top Firms In The Region, June 16, 2010
- GigaOm: Is Microtask the Future of Work?, October 8, 2010
- O'Reilly Radar: Crowdsourcing Specific Microtasks, October 25, 2010
- NVIDIA press release: NVIDIA Corporation to Acquire Hybrid Graphics, March 22, 2006
- India Times: Sasken acquires Finnish firm, July 26, 2006
- Arctic Startup: Revamping the Finnish National Library, October 15, 2010
- Arctic Startup: Microtask Launches Digitalkoot, A Service To Correct Digitized Finnish National Library Archives, February 8, 2011