PRESS RELEASE JULY 20, 2015

Toptal Offers Its Elite Programming Talent At Reduced Cost To Startup Entrepreneurs

Cost of Services From Toptal’s Global Freelance Developer Network Reduced 20 Percent to Help Fuel the Next Generation of Tech Companies.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – July 20, 2015 – Toptal, 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. The Toptal initiative comes at a key time in the lead-up to Y Combinator’s Demo Day on August 18-19, 2015, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA, which like similar demo days held by its peers, showcases some of the accelerator’s most promising startups to a select group of top Silicon Valley-based investment firms – all looking for the next big tech superstars.

Since its founding, Toptal has provided cutting-edge software development to hundreds of startups, and continues to do so every day. AirBnb, FundedByMe, and Artsy are among the highly successful companies that Toptal has supported while in their very early stages.

“It’s our goal to help fast-track the tremendous innovations that are emerging from these early stage startups,” said Taso Du Val, co-founder and CEO of Toptal. “We have exactly the kind of expertise in our global network of freelance developers to help them build the software backbone for their exciting companies. Making ourselves available and more affordable can make a huge difference to those that take center stage in front of the most important investors in Silicon Valley.”

Similar to those held by other accelerators, Y Combinator’s Demo Day is a bi-annual event that showcases its latest and most promising startups, and is attended by a carefully selected, invitation-only audience of the top investment firms in Silicon Valley. Companies such as Reddit, Airbnb, Dropbox, Zenefits, Instacart, and Stripe received initial funding from investors following their presentations at Y Combinator’s Demo Day.

For three months prior to Demo Day, the teams from each company gather in Silicon Valley to test, shake-out, and polish their new products and their all-important presentations. The quality of software that drives the majority of these startups is absolutely critical. Success or failure can depend on it.

“Toptalers” work 100% remotely from over 90 countries worldwide and deploy an extensive array of capabilities that span over 380 specific software skill sets to meet any customer requirement. They are formidable allies for any startup.

“Because of the unique way we match projects to the people who have exactly the skills needed, we can get the right people on the project right away, and they’ll be contributing like core team members as quickly as possible,” added Du Val. “That’s what we can bring to these new companies: pinpoint expertise, ultra-responsiveness, guaranteed professionalism, and total commitment to their success.”

Toptal’s announced discounted services program applies specifically to startup batches at Y Combinator, Techstars, and 500 Startups in their current cycles of development and showcasing. For more information about Toptal’s discounts for each, visit:

  • Y Combinator
  • Techstars
  • 500 Startups

About Toptal

Founded in 2010, Toptal is one the fastest-growing and innovative companies to emerge from Silicon Valley. With backing from Andreessen Horowitz, Silicon Valley’s famed venture capital firm; Adam D’Angelo, founder of Quora; Ryan Rockefeller, and other investors, Toptal today connects thousands of elite freelance software engineers from around the world to over 2,000 blue chips such as JP Morgan and Pfizer; tech companies such as AirBnb and Zendesk; and numerous startups, to provide world-class solutions that meet the most complex and challenging requirements. On track to hit an $80,000,000 annual run rate (ARR) in less than five years since its founding, Toptal’s rapid growth is testimony to the exploding customer demand and the unmatched quality and reliability of the company’s services.

Media Inquiries

Joellen Ferrer
Toptal, LLC
+1 (415) 308-8209
joellen@toptal.com

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Text100 Public Relations
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marcelo.vilela@Text100.com

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