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Denver-based Aspenware launches public beta of Aventeer, an all-in-one marketplace and platform

Wednesday, January 13, 2016   (0 Comments)
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DENVER — Aspenware today announced the release of a public beta for Aventeer, an online platform that matches freelancers directly with hiring companies and provides back-office tools to simplify billing and paperwork.

The site,, also gives real-time, local data to help freelancers set their billing rates based on skills and experience.

“There are plenty of places where freelancers can go and set up a profile,” said Aspenware CEO Josh Swihart. “But then what? They wait around. They aren’t sure how to get attention. They are stressed out about insurance or legal. They don’t know what bill rate to charge. They often have to deal with recruiters who don’t understand their business. And they don’t have visibility into how they stack up against others in their field.

“We built Aventeer to connect freelancers with high-quality work, reduce risk and inefficiencies, and empower them to focus on what they do best.”

Swihart said part of the goal with Aventeer was to get both freelancers and hiring companies out from under the control of recruiters, who can charge up to 100 percent commission.

Corresponding with the launch of, Aspenware has also released “I’m Worth What?!?” (, a microsite that asks for your name then scours the Internet to decipher your skills, experience, location, interests and personality. An Aventeer algorithm factors all this data and reports back to you what you should be earning hourly. Their goal is to help you maximize your visibility, credibility and earnings potential.

Two large Colorado companies have already signed on to start hiring freelancers from the Aventeer marketplace Jan. 1, and more are set to join in the first quarter of 2016, Swihart said.

About Aspenware

Aspenware creates progressive technology that elevates the human experience. We specialize in custom web and mobile applications that pull data from the Internet, from enterprise systems or from wireless sensors.

On the slopes of Vail, behind each Inspirato vacation, for two million Denverites dependent on clean water, and for countless others, Aspenware’s award-winning solutions boost participation, inspire interaction and build bridges between people and passions.

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