About Us

Creating a world of work without limits ™

Our story

The Upwork story begins over a decade ago, when the tech lead of a Silicon Valley startup realized his close friend in Athens would be perfect for a web project. The team agreed he was the best choice, but were concerned about working with someone halfway around the globe.

A new way of working is born

In response, the two friends created a new web-based platform that brought visibility and trust to remote work. It was so successful the two realized other businesses would also benefit from reliable access to a larger pool of quality talent, while workers would enjoy freedom and flexibility to find jobs online. Together they decided to start a company that would deliver on the promise of this technology.

Fast-forward to today, that technology is the foundation of Upwork — the world’s leading freelancing website. With millions of jobs posted on Upwork annually, freelancers are earning more than $1 billion via the site each year and providing companies with over 3,500 skills.

A world of opportunities

Through Upwork businesses get more done, connecting with freelancers to work on projects from web and mobile app development to SEO, social media marketing, content writing, graphic design, admin help and thousands of other projects. Upwork makes it fast, simple, and cost-effective to find, hire, work with, and pay the best professionals anywhere, any time.

Upwork’s vision

To connect businesses with great talent to work without limits.

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