Skillbridge is becoming Toptal Business

We’re excited to announce that Skillbridge, the leading network of elite freelance business talent, has been acquired by Toptal. Together, we’ll be creating Toptal Business, an unparalleled service that will enable top companies to hire the top 3% of business talent on-demand.

Toptal’s acquisition of Skillbridge means that Skillbridge’s clients and business talent will benefit from the full global infrastructure, services, and community that Toptal has built. Toptal is the world’s leading global talent network, connecting thousands of top companies to the top 3% of talent on a customized, on-demand basis.

Skillbridge will become Toptal Business, a new segment of Toptal that will leverage Skillbridge’s network of business talent and Toptal’s robust infrastructure and elite teams to quickly expand its services while maintaining the white-glove matching service and high level of support that clients of both companies have come to rely upon. With this acquisition, Toptal will represent the top 3% of freelance developers, designers, and business talent, connecting them with thousands of top companies around the globe.

For Skillbridge clients

I’m an existing Skillbridge client. Will I have to reapply?

You don’t need to do anything right now. Your current Skillbridge account manager will be in touch shortly with more information about the new and improved service, and you’ll be among the first clients invited to experience Toptal Business.

I’m an existing Skillbridge client with an ongoing project. What will happen to the project?

All ongoing engagements will remain on the Skillbridge platform. Clients will be invited to opt in to the new Toptal Business platform as we roll out the service.

For new clients

I want to hire elite business talent. How do I get started?

Sign up to be a Toptal Business client below and our team will be in touch shortly.

For Skillbridge business talent

What does this mean for me?

Toptal Business will complement Toptal’s two existing verticals: Toptal Developers and Toptal Designers. Both Skillbridge and Toptal share a commitment to working with the top talent in our field and operate a white-glove service with high levels of support.

All the things you’ve told us you love about Skillbridge will be staying, but with the addition of all of the benefits of being part of the Toptal network, one of the largest and fastest growing businesses in the on-demand talent market.

I’m an existing Skillbridge freelancer. Will I have to reapply?

A large part of Toptal’s success is based on the rigorous screening process it uses to identify the top talent in a given field. Skillbridge freelancers will be notified if they need to be re-evaluated according to the new requirements for Toptal Business.

I’m a Skillbridge freelancer currently staffed on a project. What do I do?

All ongoing engagements will remain on the Skillbridge platform. Clients will be able to opt in to the new Toptal Business platform shortly.

I’m a freelancer. Why should I use Toptal to build my career?

At Toptal, you’ll always have plenty of opportunities available to grow personally and professionally. From working on industry-defining challenges to getting real-time feedback from a global community of top professionals, there are always options for creating value for yourself here.
Grow your career by working with top companies
At Toptal, you’ll choose from projects with industry leaders like Airbnb and J.P. Morgan and work on mission-critical business challenges.
Never worry about payments
At Toptal, you set your own rate and always get paid on time. We focus on the top so that you never have to worry about negotiating with clients or competing with lesser talent on rate.
Design your own lifestyle
No offices, no useless meetings, and no mandatory hours. You choose your own availability and enjoy the freedom to work from wherever you want.
Get peer support and take advanced business courses
Need a second pair of eyes? Ping the Toptal Slack community for real-time support from a global network of top business talent. Want to learn a new skill? The Toptal Academy is designed to help you further hone your skills as a freelancer.
Get featured on Toptal publications
With hundreds of thousands of subscribers to our in-depth reports, interviews, and advanced studies and frequent syndication requests from top publications, getting featured on Toptal’s publications is an exclusive chance to show off your top work to industry leaders.
Speak at conferences and attend events
Not only will you be able to attend Toptal Community events in cities all around the world, but as part of the Toptal Speakers Network, we’ll also help you attend leading conferences, submit papers, and prepare and deliver keynote speeches.

For new business talent

I’m a freelancer who is interested in Toptal Business.
How do I join?

Due to high demand, we’re operating on a waitlist basis for new talent to apply as we roll out our new platform. You can join the waitlist today. We’re screening new applicants in batches.

For press

Email for all press inquiries. To read the official press release, click below.

About Skillbridge

Skillbridge is the leading online platform for elite business freelancers. Founded at the Wharton School with offices in New York and London, Skillbridge is backed by 500 Startups and other investors, and in the last 24 months the company has grown to connect over 7,500 screened business freelancers with clients including five of the top 10 largest Private Equity firms in the U.S., high-growth startups, and Fortune 500 clients.

About Toptal

Toptal was founded in 2010 and recently named to the Deloitte Fast 500 as the #1 talent marketplace. It is one of the fastest-growing and most innovative companies to emerge from Silicon Valley. With backing from Andreessen Horowitz, Toptal today connects thousands of elite freelance software engineers, designers, and now business talent from around the world to over 2,000 blue-chip enterprises, such as J.P. Morgan and Pfizer, tech companies such as Airbnb and Zendesk, and numerous startups.

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