Their Service Description: TopCoder is the world’s largest competitive Open Innovation Community of digital creators with over 400,000 members representing algorithmists, software developers and creative artists from over 200 countries.
Our Impression: TopCoder receives a lot of love out there. Plenty of people have lots of good to say and the fact that Topcoder has been in business for over 10 years, earning over 35 Million, speaks volumes. But why is it mentioned here, as an agencykiller? Well, it is not because Topcoder likes to refer to its community as “Elite” (heh?), but because we see a lot of potential for strategic alliances, say between 99designs and Topcoder. This would allow clients to crowdsource the entire process, from logo, to web or app design, to development.
Operation is based out of Glastonbury, Connecticut.