Freelance network Toptal acquires Skillbridge

Josiah Motley · April 5, 2016 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/4486

The acquisition being called a "win-win" by Toptal CEO, Taso du Val

Toptal, a freelance network which focuses on developers and designers, has acquired Skillbridge for an undisclosed sum. Skillbridge, while also a freelance network, focused predominantly on non-technical business professionals. With this acquisition in place, Toptal will represent the top 3% of freelance designers, developers, and business professionals. 

The acquisition will be a win-win for both companies; Skillbridge will be able to leverage Toptal's powerful client platform and Toptal will be getting a larger group of high level business professionals to add to their platform. Founded in 2010, Toptal has continued to grow and establish itself as a top-tier network for freelance developers and designers, and this move will only help them by expanding into the non-technical business realm. 

As CEO Taso du Val puts it, "“Companies are increasingly looking for expertise within the rapidly-growing on-demand business talent segment, and Skillbridge gives us the experience and knowledge to win in the space alongside our technology. After evaluating the landscape, they were clearly the most disruptive player -- not only attracting and retaining the best talent from the likes of McKinsey, Wharton and Google -- but also consistently delivering high success rates and repeat usage. Skillbridge’s expertise merged with Toptal’s extreme technological edge will allow us to continue our growth and dominance in the talent marketplace sector.”


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