Toptal Reviews by Clients

At Toptal, we work hard to earn and keep the trust of our clients. Below you will find a collection of testimonials and videos from Toptal companies.

Video Reviews

Shariq and Lucas are both real members of the Toptal network. We produced these videos so you could hear directly from them about their experience with Toptal.
Shariq Minhas
CTO @ Stayful.com
Lucas Vogelsang
Engineering Manager @ Taulia

Testimonials

We asked our client companies to provide us with testimony about their experience with Toptal.

Chris was great to work with and was always available on my schedule. His communication skills and personality were a 10/10. His outputs on the project were top notch and allowed us to develop more efficient forecasting and initiative prioritization frameworks. I would definitely use Chris again.

Chris Pozek
CEO @ Veterans Rideshare

What really sets Toptal apart is the caliber of finance talent available in their network. I had a very specific and pressing need, and Toptal quickly matched me with the perfect person for the job. The expert produced a thoughtful and robust financial analysis that has ultimately allowed us to forecast and prioritize initiatives much more efficiently.

Chris Pozek
CEO @ Veterans Rideshare

Scott had a lot of finance experience which he used to ask the right questions and help us do things more quickly than we would have done without him. The commission model is crucial to us being able to scale, he integrated seamlessly with our finance team and efficiently got us the outputs we needed.

Naushad Parpia
Founder and CEO @ GSD

I was very impressed with the quality of finance talent in Toptal’s network. Our expert’s experience was immediately evident through his insightful questions and the speed at which we could move. Toptal stayed on top of the process from making the match through to the successful completion of the project. I’ve already recommended Toptal Finance to my network.

Naushad Parpia
Founder and CEO @ GSD

When you’re growing quickly and your internal resources are strapped, you need to find a way to move forward regardless. We couldn’t have done it without Toptal. From content creation to programming and design, we were able to leverage the expertise of Toptal’s network to move even faster that we could have otherwise. They prioritized finding us the right person, not just a person. Every single one they introduced us to was not only qualified and professional, but also eager to help us.

Josh Leskar
Manager @ Udemy

Andrea is doing an amazing job. I don’t think we could have gotten a better person. He is fun to work with, he thinks out of the box, and he is extremely knowledgeable in what he is going. He not only does an excellent job, he also helps our company to differentiate our business model further (e.g. making our app offline-capable). I would recommend Andrea as well as Toptal any time to any friend.

Pascal Girardat
Co-Founder / CEO @ Lifestage Solutions AG

Toptal has provided us developers for a wide range of projects. They are quick to provide candidates, and always very quick in communication. We have been happy with the quality of work from the developers as well as the Toptal representatives. Highly recommend!

Gena Romano
Vice President of Digital @ VOX Global

My experience with Toptal has exceeded expectations. I needed to quickly find a front-end developer, and the first person they recommended was a perfect fit. A month later, I needed an iOS developer and they delivered again. I’m incredibly impressed with the quality of the people in Toptal’s network and how quickly I was able to find a match for my needs.

Bruno De Martino
Head of Product @ Token

We have been with Toptal for over two years and have hired through them multiple times. They’ve never failed to deliver with world-class talent and customer service and have been our first choice when scaling our team.

Stuart Reavley
Product Lead @ ClassDojo

In our 2 years of operations this is by far the most enjoyable and productive working relationship we have had with a developer. I plan on continuing to recommend Toptal’s services to other entrepreneurs I run into.

David Sawyer
CEO @ TSOLife

John has been so great to work with! He has met all our requirements, done a speedy job with excellence, and has completed everything we’ve asked him to. Working with him has been a great experience.

Jenny Lord
Communications Project Manager @ Lake Pointe Church

My business relationship with Toptal has been nothing short of terrific. From reviewing my project with their team to choosing a highly-talented developer, and all the way through releasing our application, it has been an incredibly smooth and successful experience.

Gary Craig
Senior Analyst @ NetApp

We’ve had multiple needs for various development talent and Toptal doesn’t disappoint. They truly focus on matching the best developer to our specific engagements, and they continue to stay connected in an effort to exceed our expectations at all times

Mindle Hastings
Sr. Product Manager @ Bodybuilding.com

It has been wonderful to work with Fabian for the past two years. He is an expert in JavaScript development and has built our embeddable widget and video player. He is a quick study and is able to learn how to integrate new technologies, which is so critical for a startup. He even took the extra effort to teach others on the team. He is super responsive and often went above and beyond to help us meet deadlines (including working on weekends). Thank you Fabian. Thank you Toptal for making it so easy to find and work with amazing talent.

Natasha Mohanty
CTO @ FEM Inc

We had an amazing experience working with our Toptal designer. In only two weeks, we accomplished what would’ve taken most companies 3 months to complete. We also enjoyed working with the Toptal team to make sure we were paired up with the right designer that would fit both our company culture and working style.

Ted Blosser
Head of Sales and Customer Success @ WorkRamp

With the pressure on and millions watching the Cleveland Cavaliers during the NBA Playoffs, Toptal delivered the talent and expertise needed to launch a brand new fan engagement platform.

Conor Kenney
Director of Professional Services @ Cleveland Cavaliers

With Toptal, we are able to find talented developers in a matter of weeks instead of months. The quality of talent they supply is extremely high as the developers are able to immediately onboard and ramp incredibly fast.

Zac Carman
CEO @ ConsumerAffairs

Dean blew us away. He ranks right up there as one of the top five designers of the hundreds I have worked with in the past. He listened, was totally professional, and came up with a 3D rotating cube design completely on his own. We didn’t even ask for it, and yet it has become the centerpiece of our app and how users engage with it right off the bat. What he produced inspired all of us at Votify, and put us on track for launch and investor funding.

Michael Lawrence
Founder & CEO @ Votify LLC

The Toptal process was very organized, personable, and professional. They get to know you and your project idea, and then quickly provide you with several of the world’s best developers, who will work hard to achieve your vision. I found a great developer in only a few days and was able to turn my idea into a functional product.

Ben Woratyla
CEO @ Book Swap

We really enjoy working with Toptal. The experience has been very positive, and we’d recommend it to anyone seeking developers on-demand.

Jeff Kerr
CEO @ CaseFleet

We needed a programmer to help push a project over the finish line, and I figured – best case – Toptal would find someone who would come in and complete a few tickets. Instead, Sergio blended right in with the team and made significant progress after mere days of ramp-up. He even offered to take his laptop with him on vacation in case we had a customer issue with his code! He surpassed my expectations, and then some.

Bryan Adams
CTO @ Healthsense

I needed help, and fast. I did not want to hire a random coder I met online- I was worried about security, and many other issues. Toptal was there when I needed them- and has been fantastic to work with. Outsourcing is full of terrible stories- Toptal is the story that is the giant exception. I give them my highest recommendation.

Michael Feder
Founder & CEO @ PrayerSpark

I really enjoyed my experience with Toptal. Searching for a developer was both painless and engaging, and the first match was a perfect fit! Toptal is a fantastic way to find talented developers for small or large aspects of your project.

Willem Shepherd
Creative Director @ Mookieyams

We’ve been very pleased with our experience working with Toptal. Their team was incredibly helpful in helping us find the perfect developer for our project. The work was stellar, the communication was excellent and we couldn’t have been happier with the overall experience. We’re excited to work with Toptal for more projects in the future!

Ryan Walker
Director, Product Management @ Rand McNally

Finding a good developer who specialised in the technologies we use seemed like an impossible task… until we used Toptal. We had several trial periods and have just accepted our first developer to join the team! The whole process went seamlessly and without any surprises or hidden costs. We are very happy and will continue to work together!

Artem Tolmachev
CEO @ eKids.nl

Toptal has allowed us to grow our development team quickly providing us with quality assets as we need them. The vast majority of the vetting leg-work is done for us, saving valuable time and working capital. We could not be more pleased with the partnership we have enjoyed with Toptal.

George Tierney
COO / EVP Product Development & Marketing @ SnapMD

Our experience with Toptal was very good. We had an open ended development project when we got started and the programmer from Toptal was very helpful, working with us on everything from the top level outline all the way down to development and delivery of functioning code.”

Michael Milton
VP of Engineering @ SLANTRANGE

Toptal has helped my business tremendously by finding, vetting, and recruiting the talent I need, at the right time. I’d definitely recommend it to others.

Xavier Xicay
CEO & Creative Director @ Tuatara Corp

Toptal helped us when we had a hiring gap we needed to fill. The developer we received was excellent, with a great work ethic and fit in very well with the team. We are very happy with the service and would definitely consider using Toptal again in future should we need additional help.

David Gildeh
CEO @ Dataloop.io

Dave as a developer was absolutely fantastic! The guidance that he provided us will allow us to make tremendous improvements to the next version of our application.

Baroni Parson
IT Manager @ City Real Estate Advisors, Inc.

I’m incredibly impressed with the caliber of the Toptal developers I have worked with - they have proven themselves to be both dedicated and highly talented. We will most definitely continue to work with Toptal.

Savannah de Savary
Founder @ Industry Hub

We’ve been incredibly pleased with our experience working with Toptal thus far. Their team worked quickly and efficiently to isolate the needs of our project, and they paired us with an appropriate developer within a couple days who we quickly contracted after a great interview. The work performed on our project was top-notch, and we can’t wait to make use of Toptal’s resources again.

Ryan Staake
Owner @ Pomp&Clout

Toptal has been extremely helpful to us in finding top remote talent. The ratio from interview to hire with Toptal candidates is the highest I’ve ever experienced in my professional career.

Philipp Berner
Co-founder and CTO @ KeepSafe

We have been incredibly happy with our Toptal experience. Initially a skeptic, the process to find and recruit a fabulous iOS developer was very easy. Rather than sifting through hundreds of CVs, we saw two and hired them. They have worked effectively, getting up to speed incredibly quickly and have almost become part of the team. We would definitely use Toptal again.

James O'Day
Co-Founder @ Pearlshare

Partnering with Toptal helped us find talented, self-directed engineers who helped us expand our cloud platform and app store faster than we could alone.

Joseph Perla
Co-Founder @ Terminal.com

Toptal developers deliver. Hiring my first developer on Toptal was such a pleasant experience that I quickly turned around and hired another. Every developer I’ve hired on Toptal has been professional, skilled, and self-managing—a pleasant departure from the typical freelancer marketplace.

Mike Riess
Owner @ RiessGroup

Dario was recently assigned to our company in order to help with PHP and JW Video player refinements. He listens extremely well and offers common sense suggestions that save both time and money. He speeds up the process by asking great questions, and he just delivered our first project on time. His redesigned player offers a very pleasing appearance and delivers functions that are both elegant and intuitive.

Dennis B. Jacobs
President @ College TV Ticket

I’m a believer. Pure Charity is so much better off with your help getting Guilherme and Andre on the team. They are awesome and we treat them like any other team member so they’ve integrated well.

Adam Stacoviak
Product Manager and UX lead @ Pure Charity

The task of finding and hiring the right developers and programmers can be daunting, especially for startups. After sifting through countless unfit freelancers, we came across Toptal. They were able to fill our open position in no time, and I’d highly recommend the service!

Josef Holm
CEO @ Tubestart

I struggled for weeks with a Youtube API-specific problem and couldn’t find anyone to solve it. Toptal immediately identified the right consultant who took the time to investigate the issue and resolve it quickly. The process was seamless and I will continue to use Toptal with any other issues that arise.

Rohit Gupta
CEO @ Bollyshake

We needed a talented developer and we needed him/her very quickly. So we turned to Toptal and couldn’t be happier with the results! Our Toptal freelancer has contributed extraordinary knowledge, talent, and startup experience to our team. We will continue to work with Toptal to fulfill our future talent needs.

Lindsay Fairman
Founder & Owner @ FairTech Labs, LLC

As a growing startup, finding top-notch engineering talent at affordable rates is one of the biggest challenges. After being frustrated with unreliable local contractors in New York, we turned to Toptal. We worked closely with Michal in Poland for 5 months and were thrilled with the results. Michal was an outstanding engineer who communicated flawlessly and took control of our project in ways that far exceeded my expectations. I give Michal and Toptal my highest endorsement and will continue to use and recommend them to anyone looking for software engineering talent.

David Baker
Founder @ Spins.FM

We’re a small firm with big dreams. After trying 4 or 5 local or outsourced developers, we were out of options. I’d heard of Toptal, but was worried that my company wasn’t big enough for them. After calling them up, I found out that I didn’t need to meet any minimum budget and was immediately put in touch with a developer to talk through my problems and goals. A day later, he got back to me with a list of possible solutions. After 9 months and 5 developers, Toptal got me my solution in a single week at a price I could afford.

Kevin Ramirez
Co-Founder @ SixtyVocab.com

We struggled for weeks to find a developer or architect with expertise in a niche API, but to no avail. When we linked up with Toptal, they connected us with the very expert we needed, and a week later we were hard at work making progress! The whole process was very smooth and we ended up with a new feature we couldn’t have done without Toptal.

Thomas Honeyman
COO @ FindMySong

Toptal provides a great service: Within a week of posting my job, I was matched with my developer and ended up completing the entire project with him. I’ll continue to use Toptal in the future for any new development work I may need.

Mike Jones
CEO @ DigitalDripped

Toptal was the best thing to happen to my web app. Initially, I hired a team of freelancers from India through another freelancing website—which was a nightmare. In fact, it was so bad that I had to start again from scratch, which is when I found Toptal. The experiences were like night and day. It was so refreshing to get partnered up with a quality developer that I could trust due to Toptal’s extensive screening process. I will only use Toptal from now on and highly recommend you do the same.

Chris Holtzhauer
CEO @ HootRecruit

Toptal has been an incredible source of amazing software engineering talent. The contractors who have worked with us have been top notch, spoke perfect English, and worked superbly with our team. We recommend Toptal without any reservations!

Vineet Singal
Co-Founder @ CareMessage

Working with Enrique has been a pleasure and a relief. His knowledge in the IT space is broad and in-depth. Zoomedia has been in need of this level of support for some time and I feel confident we are an exponentially stronger team with Enrique on board.

Justin Bane
Senior Technical Lead @ Zoomedia

I can’t say enough about how happy and confident I am in working with Enrique. He brings an enthusiasm to his profession that is very refreshing, constantly surprising us with his depth of knowledge and his capability to not only complete the task, but to surpass our expectations. He presents us with solutions that we would not have thought about ourselves, and sees the problem better than we can explain it.

Chad Berryman
Senior Technical Lead @ Zoomedia

FundedByMe needed to quickly scale our development team to create the equity crowdfunding leg of our operation. Working with a small budget, we couldn’t spend time on vetting candidates, so we turned to Toptal. They identified a stellar developer that truly set the bar when it came to delivering product.

Arno Smit
CTO @ FundedByMe.com

We had a wonderful experience with our Toptal consultant. He was very reliable and punctual, delivering excellent work on a budget—we will certainly be using him again!

Barbara Karpf
President @ DecoratorsBest

Ignacio is one of the most diligent software developers that we have ever worked with—we feel like he’s part of the family. He has always been flexible enough to work on our team’s schedule and never misses deadlines. Toptal gets you the talent you need, on your timeline, keeping the process very low friction.

Austin Evarts
CEO @ GoChime

I’m a big believer in the saying, ‘hire smart, or manage tough’. For us non-hackers, Toptal takes the guesswork out of hiring. Their coders are vetted, and the work is guaranteed. Why look anywhere else?

Greg Archbald
Founder & CEO @ Greasebook

One of their engineers from Colombia has joined our team as a full-time developer for more than 6 months, sometimes flying to work on-site in New York City with us. He is one of the best developers I’ve ever worked with.

Carter Cleveland
CEO @ Artsy

We’ve used Toptal developers multiple times for multiple projects, and they’ve always been world-class—regardless of whether they’ve been from South Africa, Brazil, or the United States.

Alex Haro
CEO @ Life360

Client Stories

Challenge: Quickly Build an iOS App a Fully-Functional Back-End and Front-End Components
Peter Kruger, who founded Rock Lobby as a student at the Tuck School of Business at Darmouth College, knew he had a great concept. He and his team built a prototype, working with friends who had development skills. But the ad hoc development staff lacked the core competencies required to create a fully-functional iOS app. The Rock Lobby teamwanted to prepare the app for launch at an upcoming SXSW event but lacked the internal resources.
Solution: As-Needed Access to Toptal's Highly Qualified iOS Developers
Rock Lobby had used outsourced development talent before but the results weren't too impressive. After working with Toptal, Rock Lobby's Kruger said "The Toptal engineering network's quality was obvious immediately - it was like night and day from our previous outsourcing experience." "After reviewing resumes from pre-screened engineers - all of whom were well qualified - we chose two to assist us with front-end and back-end development on our iOS app.
Final Product
By working with Toptal's talented engineers, Rock Lobby was able to quickly ramp up and build a fully-functional iOS app in time for the company's debut at SXSW where Rock Lobby was honored as a Top 10 Best Startup. Rock Lobby was able to quickly ramp up and build a fully-functional iOS app in time for the company's debut at SXSW where Rock Lobby was honored as a Top 10 Best Startup.
Satisfied Toptal client since November, 2012
Challenge: Developing a Site with Complex, Multilayered Functionality on a Deadline
The Nifti.com team had a terrific idea, a clear goal and a golden opportunity to demonstrate their concept before their seed funding round closed. While they have excellent engineers on staff, they lacked some specific expertise to bring the new site project to fruition, and they didn't have time to hire and train engineers with the skills they required.
Solution: An Instant Engineering Team with Excellent Technical and Communication Skills
Greg Kimball, the co-founder of Nifti.com chose Toptal because of its network of first-rate engineers and its ability to hit the ground running. He recall "The Toptal engineers were fantastic. Their English was excellent and they were completely flexible as we worked to meet our challenging deadline. They were always available for discussions with our internal team, and both of the engineers we worked with made significant contributions to the project, offering opinions and explaining new angles we hadn't previously considered.
Final Product
Nifti.com was able to complete their project on time. The new site, capable of scaling up to work with other sites and complete the promise of a single location where users can track prices on items they love, attracted favorable notice from venture capitalists as well as the significant seed money needed to launch the startup.
Satisfied Toptal client since July, 2012