How Odetta is Different From Freelancing Platforms
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Odetta is a future of work startup more than an online freelancing platform. It is located in the city of San Francisco, California, powered primarily by women in the Middle East and South Asia. In 2018, Katharine Wolf, the CEO and Founder, started Odetta Inc with the mission of redesigning the virtual workplace. Odetta is a growing global platform that provides Data Sciences related services for top US-based companies. Odetta is able to attract such high-quality talent to its platform by offering a unique work environment centered around flexibility, community, career, and applied to learn.
Welcoming to top talent
Unlike traditional remote jobs or freelancing platforms which are unfriendly to newcomers, Odetta gives newcomers a platform to create their portfolio, polish their skills and grow professionally.
Odetta’s community consists of a varied workforce that includes students, 9-5 workers, and homemakers, all looking for the flexible income which can be from a freelancing platform. Along with being a platform for work, Odetta is also a community. With teams made for each task, new inductees can interact with more experienced freelancers and get advice on the task.
Odetta allows for internal growth by giving new freelancers a chance to prove themselves and become team leads and quality controllers.
It also saves freelancers from long unsuccessful bidding processes discussions with clients and tension free payment processes. While most freelancing platforms allow freelancers to bid directly for projects and clients, Odetta operates by getting tasks from clients which are then distributed to freelancers based on their proven skill set and experience.
Unique Access to High-quality Talent
Odetta taps into a high-quality workforce and is able to attract the best of the best from MESA’s regions top universities and masters programs. In fact, Odetta is currently hiring as many data scientists as possible from the top programs. Odetta’s recruitment is currently focused on Data Scientists, Statisticians, Engineers, and MBAs, and Odetta looks for candidates with sharp minds, the ability to take initiative and self-learn, and a creative and optimistic approach to life and work. With a rigorous induction program which tests the applicants’ skills and abilities, Odetta has become a beacon for quality to its clients. In a market where all of the top companies are bidding for data scientists in the Bay Area, Odetta can offer services that are in high demand at unparalleled rates.
Odetta’s unique model for freelancing is the future of online work. With a single ‘one stop solution’ for all the client’s needs, it will be interesting to see where conventional freelancing platforms end up with the current demand for fast high-quality work.