10 Mar, 2022 10:18 PM
2021 was an incredible year of growth and opportunity for FocusData. We grew as a team, with our partners, contributors, and vendors. We were able to grasp many new opportunities through our new and existing partners. As the year has ended, we would like to update you on our accomplishments and performance of last year, and opportunities for the year 2022.
Foremost, we would like to thank our entire team for their splendid help and support. We would not be able to get through another year of success without the love and support from our team members, advisors, contractors, and freelancers.
James Cash Penney, founder of JC Penney said, “Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.” At Focus Data, we value everyone’s effort as a team and admire the importance of everyone’s contribution.
One of FocusData’s goals has always been to provide opportunities to people all over the world to take a meaningful role in the future of technology, from the safety of their own homes. As the pandemic continues, 2021 was a difficult year for everyone. We are proud that we were able to connect with thousands of people around the globe and provide them with various opportunities.
In 2021 alone, we covered 105 different countries and sewerage languages to provide opportunities such as translation, audio recording ( short and long term ), transcription, data validation, image and video collection, audio segmentation, and market research to more than 16,000 unique freelancers, from the safety of their own homes.
With the support of numerous dedicated teams, we were able to deliver more than 2 million tasks to our clients in different projects like audio collection, transcriptions, validation, and translation which is equivalent to 6,000+ audio hours. Our team also spent around 9,500 hours, helping our clients with language-based research in multiple locales.
We have significantly grown this year, engaging our team in multiple frequent projects. Our most engaging locales this year were English (US), French (France), French (Canada), Swedish (Sweden), Norwegian (Norway), and Danish (Denmark).
We are thrilled to start 2022 with a bigger and more exciting roadmap. This year, we will be focusing on expanding our network, delivering bigger volumes to our clients, and enhancing the freelancer experience through our web portal.
We are planning to release our fully functional web portal for teams and freelancers this year so our team members can work within one platform, communicate and collaborate and complete the assigned task. The objective will be to provide a platform that anyone in our network can use to access jobs, track payments, get updates on new projects, and interact with the management.
Our other goal this year is to provide ongoing jobs to our freelancers in selected languages. This year, we will be focusing on our strongest locales to generate opportunities and engage our teams more often. Along with that, we will explore new avenues of AI and Machine learning and spread our wings for possibilities. As the world moves towards speech and vision recognization, FocusData is and will be committed to being part of this change by providing resources for quality training data. We will be providing more insight into our progress as the year progresses. We are very excited for 2022 and will continue to make everyone part of our achievements and accomplishments.
- Focus Data Team