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 are launching Toptal Business, an unparalleled service that enables 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 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.

As Skillbridge becomes Toptal Business, Toptal continues to leverage Skillbridge’s network of business talent alongside 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 now represents 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.

For new clients

Toptal Business spans a variety of skill areas including finance, marketing, strategy, and operations. Tell us what type of talent you are looking to hire, and our team will be in touch shortly.

Looking for technical talent? Check out our developers and designers.

Which type of talent are you most interested in hiring?
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Finance Experts
FP&A, M&A, valuation, etc.
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Marketing Experts
Customer research, SEO/SEM, etc.
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Strategy Experts
White papers, board decks, etc.
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Operations Experts
Cost reduction, BPO, Six Sigma, etc.

For Skillbridge business talent

What does this mean for me?

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

All the things you’ve told us you love about Skillbridge are 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 are being notified if they need to be re-evaluated according to the new requirements for Toptal Business.

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

Toptal Business spans a variety of skill areas including finance, marketing, strategy, and operations. Tell us what category best describes your professional strengths, and our team will be in touch shortly.

Applying as technical talent? Check out our pages for developers and designers.

I am a freelance...
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Finance Expert
FP&A, M&A, valuation, etc.
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Marketing Expert
Customer research, SEO/SEM, etc.
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Strategy Expert
White papers, board decks, etc.
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Operations Expert
Cost reduction, BPO, Six Sigma, etc.

Profiles for marketing, strategy, and operations expert are coming soon. Sign up for early client access here.

For press

Email press@toptal.com 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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