There's a new player in the world of freelance marketplaces. It's called Braintrust and, like incumbents TaskRabbit and Upwork, it provides a website to connect contract workers and firms looking to hire them. But Braintrust stands out for a number of reasons—including its high profile clients.
It’s practically an inevitability of the digital world: The middleman eventually becomes a villain. You might not think of it this way, but middlemen that connect buyers and sellers are everywhere online. The most obvious ones are shopping sites like eBay that gather a bunch of merchants selling dog beds and the people looking to buy Fido a cozy cushion.