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Press Releases
Erik Stettler Joins Toptal as Chief Economist
Erik Stettler joins Toptal as Chief Economist, where he will lead research on the Talent Economy and the Future of Work.
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February 18, 2020
Erik Stettler Joins Toptal as Chief EconomistErik Stettler joins Toptal as Chief Economist, where he will lead research on the Talent Economy and the Future of Work.
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December 2, 2019
Toptal Grows Their Relationship With Amazon Web Services to Continue to Drive the Talent EconomyToptal®, an elite network of Amazon Web Services (AWS) certified experts, announced today the expansion of its AWS practice talent offerings, building on the company’s relationship with the AWS Partner Network (APN), to provide critical AWS certifications to hundreds of developers and cloud engineers.
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November 5, 2019
Toptal Launches to Drive Forward the Gig, Freelance, and Talent EconomyToptal, an elite network of the world's top talent in business, design, and technology, announced today the launch of to foster conversations pertaining to technologies that are increasing the efficiency of staffing, the rise of remote work, the expansion of the freelance economy, and the future of procurement and staffing at large enterprises.
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September 24, 2019
Toptal Taps Top-Tier Leadership to Help Further Drive the Talent EconomyToptal, the elite network of on-demand talent, today announced the addition of three seasoned leaders to strengthen key corporate functions as the company continues on its hyper-growth trajectory; Christy Schumann, Vice President of Talent Operations, Mike Dowhan, Vice President of SMB, and Jodi Brooks, Vice President of Communications.
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August 13, 2019
Toptal Files Lawsuit Against Former COO, Breanden BeneschottToptal, LLC yesterday filed a lawsuit against former Chief Operating Officer, Breanden Beneschott, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Fort Myers Division.
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July 25, 2019
Toptal Recognized as “Best-in-Class” in 2019 Digital Staffing Technology Advisor from Ardent PartnersToptal, an elite network of the world's top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on demand, announced today that it has been ranked as “Best-in-Class” in the 2019 Digital Staffing Technology Advisor published by Ardent Partners.
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June 24, 2019
Toptal Announces Women’s Scholarship Winners from the Americas and EuropeThe Toptal 2018-2019 Scholarship for Women recipients for the Americas and Europe regions are Anisah Alyahya, PhD (Europe), who is driving innovation in healthcare data for research, and Karen L. Pesse (Americas), who is developing a technology tool for direct refugee donations.
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April 16, 2019
Automation Anywhere and Toptal Bring On-Demand Automation to Global WorkforcesA new strategic alliance to accelerate the creation of digital workers to augment Toptal’s network of highly-skilled human workers.
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February 7, 2019
Toptal Announces Scholarship Winners from Asia and OceaniaToptal Scholarships for Women empowers the next generation of female CEOs, founders, and leaders to achieve their plans for changing the world by providing financial support and mentorship to five women from across the globe.
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December 5, 2018
TopTracker Releases Payment Solution for Freelancers, Allowing for Free Global PaymentsTopTracker, the free time tracking tool for remote freelancers and freelance teams, has released a new global payments solution in partnership with Payoneer that allows for free payments between companies and freelancers using its platform.
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October 23, 2018
Toptal Launches Artificial Intelligence and Data Science Talent SpecializationsThe new service offerings will leverage Toptal’s unparalleled network of global talent to help businesses staff artificial intelligence and data science projects.
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August 27, 2018
Toptal and Tent Partner to Provide Support for Global Refugee CrisisToptal and Tent announce partnership to provide support for global refugee crisis. Toptal joins such companies as Starbucks, Airbnb, and Microsoft in making a commitment to improve the lives of the more than 20 million refugees around the world.
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July 2, 2018
Toptal Partners With Clients to Study Talent and Technology Strategies for HypergrowthToptal has found that its hypergrowth clients tend to utilize flexible, on-demand solutions for their talent and technology needs more frequently than the rest of its client base.
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May 1, 2018
Toptal Launches Practice to Service the Education and EdTech Markets with Its Elite Talent NetworkSupports growing need for top-tier technology talent as education industry seeks to improve and accelerate the learning experience through technology.
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February 15, 2018
Toptal Launches Elite, On-Demand Talent Network for Blockchain EngineeringNew on-demand service connects businesses to an elite, distributed network of blockchain talent that has gone through a rigorous vetting process focused on finding the highest level of blockchain engineers.
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November 16, 2017
Toptal Launches New On-Demand DevOps Specialization to Serve Enterprise Shift to the CloudSpecialized service will connect businesses and organizations with Toptal's private network of software professionals to meet the rising need for skilled DevOps engineers.
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September 21, 2017
Toptal Fills Automotive Industry’s Need for Software Developers as They Move to the Emerging Mobility IndustryThe custom tailored initiative will fill the automotive industry’s extreme high-skilled talent gap by infusing it with on-demand access to software developers, data scientists, and UX/UI designers.
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March 7, 2017
Toptal Finance Powers the Future of Work to Deliver Finance Expertise On-DemandDuring a two-month beta, Toptal Finance hits seven figures in revenue; grows 17 percent week-over-week
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December 29, 2016
Toptal Awards Final 2016 STEM Scholarship for Women to Giorgia Di TommasoThe twelfth and final winner of the 2016 STEM Scholarship for Women is Giorgia Di Tommaso, a University of Rome PhD student studying Computer Science whose ambition is selfless: to build a growing community of experts and spread the culture of innovation technology.
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December 1, 2016
Toptal Awards STEM Scholarship for Women to Laura García Casadiego and Glòria Macià MuñozThe tenth and eleventh winners of the scholarship are Laura García Casadiego, a web developer from Colombia with aspirations to become a software architect, and Glòria Masià Muñoz, a biomedical engineer and graduate student from Spain who aspires to become a healthcare innovator.
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October 27, 2016
Toptal Awards STEM Scholarship for Women to Oluwatoyin Yetunde Sanni and Anastasia KuznetsovaThe eighth and ninth winners of the scholarship are Oluwatoyin Yetunde Sanni, a Nigerian software developer with aspirations to become a machine learning research scientist; and Anastasia Kuznetsova, a Russian junior data scientist with plans to become a leader in the data science community.
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June 16, 2016
Taiwanese Developer Hsiao Wei Chen Wins Seventh Toptal ScholarshipToday, we are thrilled to announce the seventh winner of the scholarship, Hsiao Wei Chen, a Taiwanese game developer who aspires to start her own incubator for game developers in the Philippines and in Taiwan.
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May 30, 2016
Bolivian Developer Yasett Acurana Wins Sixth Toptal ScholarshipToday, we are thrilled to announce the sixth winner of the Toptal STEM Scholarships for Women, Yasett Gisela Acurana Flores. Yasett is a Bolivian software developer who is currently pursuing her Master's Degree in Information Technology at Universidad de Chile with the goal of becoming a Professor of Computer Science.
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May 24, 2016
Toptal Survey: Recent Grads Care More About Money than Using their Degree—or Job FlexibilityToptal, the world’s leading provider of senior freelance software engineering talent, today released the findings of its annual Recent Grad Survey, which examines the behavior of 1,000 recent college grads when it comes to finding jobs. This year's survey focused on what American grads prioritize when job hunting and what behaviors they most dislike in potential employers, as well as how they feel about the possibility of freelancing full time.
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May 17, 2016
American Developer Rachell Calhoun Wins Fifth Toptal ScholarshipToday, we are thrilled to announce the fifth winner of Toptal STEM Scholarships for Women, Rachell Calhoun. Rachell is an English teacher living in South Korea, the organizer of Django Girls Seoul, and an aspiring full-stack developer.
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April 14, 2016
American Developer Tondi Butler Wins Fourth Toptal ScholarshipToday, we’re thrilled to announce that the fourth winner of the scholarship is Tondi Butler, a Health IT Manager from Cleveland, Ohio, who is also the inspiring founder of T.E.A.M.S. Ohio, an amazing non-profit that introduces underprivileged teenagers in Cleveland/Akron to careers in STEM.
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April 5, 2016
Toptal Acquires Business Talent Marketplace SkillbridgeToptal today announced the acquisition of Skillbridge, an innovative platform in the on-demand business talent space, for an undisclosed sum. The combined entity will leverage Toptal’s robust technology platform to quickly expand its network of talent and scale product offerings, while maintaining the white-glove matching service and high-level of support that clients of both companies have come to rely upon.
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February 19, 2016
Argentinian Developer Gabriela Mancini Wins Third Toptal ScholarshipToday, we could not be more excited to announce that Gabriela Mancini, freelance designer and former primary school teacher from Córdoba, Argentina, is the third winner of the scholarship. Gabriela is incredibly passionate about software engineering and is developing her skills so that she can build an educational platform to help students across Argentina learn to read and write online.
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February 1, 2016
Slovenian Developer Ana Sustic Wins Second Toptal ScholarshipToday, we are thrilled to announce the second winner of the Toptal Scholarships for Female Developers program, Ana Sustic from Ljubljana, Slovenia. Ana is a System Administrator and Project Manager at the Blood Transfusion Center of Slovenia and a highly motivated technologist with amazing plans to build her engineering skills and use them to improve the workflow of her colleagues.
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January 14, 2016
Toptal Launches TopTracker, a Free Time Tracking App For FreelancersTopTracker is the first and only completely free tracking tool that helps remote teams track their time without being tied to a specific freelance marketplace. TopTracker is a standalone product and is free for all users, with a clean, elegant desktop and web app that helps freelancers and managers work with their teams effortlessly.
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December 17, 2015
Nepalese Developer Rojina Bajracharya Wins First Toptal ScholarshipToday, we are thrilled to announce the first winner of the Toptal Scholarship for Female Developers, Rojina Bajracharya. Rojina is an incredibly inspiring, motivated Python developer, entrepreneur, and mentor from Bhaktapur, Nepal. She will receive $5,000, as well as one year of weekly one-on-one mentorship with a Toptal senior developer, to support her goal of having a successful career as a professional software developer.
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October 21, 2015
Toptal Launches Scholarships For Female Developers As part of its commitment towards forming the strongest core engineering teams and engineering talent network possible, Toptal is welcoming women from across the world of any education level to apply to win one of 12 scholarships over the next year. Winners will receive a $5,000 scholarship and weekly one-on-one technical training and mentorship from a Toptal senior software engineer to help them pursue their goals as future professional software engineers.
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October 7, 2015
Announcing Toptal DesignersToptal, the world’s leading provider of senior freelance software engineering talent, today announced the addition of expert designers to its exclusive global freelance community. Responding to client demand, Toptal will provide clients with the essential digital design talent needed to make their projects come to life.
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August 4, 2015
Toptal Donates $1 Million of In-Kind Tutoring and $100K In Scholarships to General Assembly’s Opportunity Fund to Improve Opportunities for Disadvantaged Groups in Technology; Creates Toptal Global Mentors ProgramVolunteers from Toptal’s Elite Software Development Network to Mentor General Assembly Students and Alumni Remotely, Addressing Both Lack of Diversity and Gap in Software Talent in the Tech Industry
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July 20, 2015
Toptal Offers Its Elite Programming Talent At Reduced Cost To Startup EntrepreneursToptal, the world’s leading provider of elite freelance software development talent, today announced that it is offering a 20% discount to startup companies that have received seed funding from startup accelerators Y Combinator, Techstars, and 500 Startups.
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May 12, 2015
Toptal Delivers the Top Three Percent of Developers Worldwide to Help Companies Address the Shortage of Elite Technical TalentCompany is on an $80M+ Revenue Run Rate by Fixing a Broken Talent Marketplace Model with a Service that Pre-screens and Custom Matches Proven Engineers to a Client's Team and Project.
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