Twine (marketplace)

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Type of businessPrivate Company
Type of site
Marketplace & Social Network Platform
Available inEnglish
Area servedWorldwide
LaunchedJanuary 2016

Twine is an online marketplace and network that connects creative freelancers in music, design and film to buyers. Twine rebranded from Clowdy in January 2016 with a marketplace focus.[1][2]

Twine allows creative freelancers to tag collaborators on a creative project, enabling all those who worked on it to receive credit and build a portfolio.[3] Twine also has portfolio feature that has no file upload limits and removes the common restriction of only allowing one media type on the site by encouraging quality creative content regardless of format. It has been described as the LinkedIn of the creative industries.[4]

The site serves the same interface and platform for both of its users, namely artists (musicians, filmmakers, designers, animators), and buyers who commission the users services. Twine users can post project briefs that creatives can work on.[5] They also can follow[6] other users of the site and this forms the backbone of the sharing element of the site.

Twine's office is located in Manchester's Northern Quarter.

In July 2014, Twine, was voted as Winner of the UK Creative Business Cup.[7]


  1. ^ "Seedcamp-backed Twine launches marketplace for creatives". TechCrunch. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Manchester entrepreneurs secure £350,000 for tech start-up Twine". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
  3. ^ "A Professional Hub for Creators and their Crew". The Next Web. Retrieved 10 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Could Clowdy Be The LinkedIn Of The Creative Industry?". HypeBot. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  5. ^ "How do I post a project brief?". Twine help. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  6. ^ "How to become a recommended follower". Clowdy Blog. Archived from the original on 23 October 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2013.
  7. ^ "Interview: Creative Business Cup UK Winner and Co-Founder Stuart Logan". Creative England. Retrieved 15 August 2014.

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