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Panelists Include oDesk CEO Gary Swart, DJ Patil of Greylock Partners, Matt Mickiewicz of 99designs, and Sam Zaid of Getaround (January 04, 2012)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/04/12 --, a marketplace for freelance writers, and Crosslink Capital are hosting a panel discussion about the Future of Internet Marketplaces, January 9, 2012 in San Francisco.

Moderated by CEO Sunil Rajaraman, the panel features some of the top authorities on Internet peer-to-peer marketplaces in Silicon Valley. The event will be held at The University Club in San Francisco at 6pm. The panelists are Gary Swart, CEO of oDesk, DJ Patil, Data Scientist in Residence at Greylock Partners, Matt Mickiewicz, Founder of 99designs and Sam Zaid, CEO of Getaround.

"Internet marketplaces are increasing in number and growing in importance," said Sunil Rajaraman, CEO and Co-Founder of Scripted. "The purpose of the panel is to bring together some of the biggest authorities on Internet Marketplaces to discuss how entrepreneurs, freelancers and established businesses can ride the trend."

"Creating successful two-sided Internet marketplaces is a challenging proposition," said Eric Chin, General Partner at Crosslink Capital. "One of the goals of the panel is to educate aspiring entrepreneurs on the details behind creating a successful two-sided marketplace."

"I am happy to participate on the panel with DJ, Matt, Sam, and Sunil to discuss trends in Internet marketplaces," said Gary Swart, CEO of oDesk. "I am a firm believer that online work, and peer-to-peer Internet marketplace transactions are going to be a major driving force in the US and world economies for a long time to come."

For details on the event, including panelists bios, and registration information, please visit

Founded in 2011, is a marketplace for freelance writers. has a base of more than 80,000 writers located in every state in the U.S. as well as more than 50 nations around the world, fluent in multiple languages. Scripted vets writers across multiple criteria and facilitates the purchase of blog posts and social media posts for businesses. Scripted adds a new writer to its userbase every 20 minutes.

Scripted was launched as a subsidiary of (founded in 2008), the largest screenwriter community on the Internet. is a screenwriting software provider that crowdsources screenplays for producers, including, Edward Burns, Steven de Souza (writer of Die Hard, 48 Hours), and multiple producers from Viacom. As Scripped's user-base grew, so did demand for non-entertainment industry content, which led to the creation of Scripted.

About Crosslink Capital:
Crosslink Capital is a leading stage-independent venture capital and growth equity firm with over $2 billion in assets. Crosslink, which traces its roots back to 1989, was among the first and largest investment firms in the U.S. to integrate public and private growth/technology investing in three families of funds: venture capital funds, long/short hedge funds and a unique hybrid crossover fund. This strategy allows Crosslink to partner with its portfolio companies on a long-term basis. With more than 20 years behind it, Crosslink Capital has invested in over 100 private equity portfolio companies, at the early, mid, and late stages including Pandora (NYSE: P), (NASDAQ: ACOM), Omniture (acquired by Adobe Systems), Equinix (NASDAQ: EQIX), Carbonite (NASDAQ: CARB), Intematix, SeaMicro, Synapsense, Bleacher Report, Marin Software and DataStax. For more information on Crosslink, visit

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