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Browse our list of company announcements, articles, and online publications to learn more about us; from retail auditing, to crowdsourcing to the gig economy, you can learn how Observa works and how we contribute to the industry.


Erik Chelstad: Maintaining DNN Accuracy When the Real World is Changing 2021 Embedded Vision Summit – May 25, 2021


Observa draws big-name investors with $725K round GeekWire – June 5, 2020

‘Google Analytics for brick-and-mortar’: Observa helps physical retailers find their marketing edge GeekWire – October 31, 2019

Here’s who won at the 2019 Bend Venture Conference Portland Business Journal – October 21, 2019

Erik Chelstad on ‘grinding’ at startups and how avalanche safety led to launching Observa GeekWire – September 7, 2019

Mystery Shopper Magazine Interview with Observa CTO Erik Chelstad Mystery Shopper Magazine – October 15, 2018

Observa: Mystery Shopping Jobs (Full Review) Mystery Shopper Magazine – May 14, 2018

Apps to Make Money Fast for PayPal Frugal for Less – Mar 13, 2018

Online Jobs That Pay Weekly The Wise Half – Jul 18, 2017

Think grocery shopping is expensive in the Bay Area? New study says maybe not The Mercury News – May 24, 2017

Smartphone Apps That Pay Wahadventures – Feb Mar 9, 2017

Snap and shop: Observa pays users to photograph store shelves, making sure brands get the placement they want GeekWire – May 6, 2016

Get Paid for Snooping on Your Supermarket Coupon In The News – May 16, 2016

The Store Of The Future: 133 Startups Transforming Brick-And-Mortar Retail In One Infographic CB-Insights – Sept 28, 2018

Top 50 Retail Tech Startups Worldwide Insider-Trends – Nov 16, 2017

The Massive List of 75 Smartphone Apps That Pay Real Ways To Make Money – Dec 19, 2016

Top 100 On Demand Jobs Like Uber And Sites Like Airbnb Hurdlr – Mar 9, 2017

Huge List of 93 Android and iPhone Apps That Really Pay You Money! Work At Home Adventures – Mar 9, 2017