The natural evolution of working with tech talent.

We connect Europe's top tech freelancers with companies looking to build tech. Successfully and transparently.

UPPER is your end to end solution for working with professional tech & product freelancers

  • Access to Top Developers, Designers & Product Managers

    We seek out the best freelancers in Europe and qualify them through a 5 step interview to ensure soft and technical skills.

    • 100s of professionals, EU based.
    • 9 years+ average experience.
  • Flexible & Scalable

    From single individuals to mission-ready delivery teams that scale on demand.

    • Any team configuration
    • Open end scaling (up or down)
  • Professional Matching & Team Assembly

    We match minds to projects and we assemble custom functional teams. We take into account the culture, the product and the technology.

    • AI assisted matching
  • Fast

    Start in matter of days. From sending the request, to speaking with an expert, to kickoff with your new team.

    • From request to expert call on the same day
    • 10 days to start
  • Secure

    No more “hostage projects” and unaligned interests. We stand in between you and the freelancer(s) as a collaboration quality assurer and referee, always ready to step in.

    • Trial period
    • No lock-in agreements
    • Monitored
  • Fair

    The end of unjustified high margins. We charge a Fixed Service Fee on top of the freelancer rate and we advise on how much freelancers should charge (seeing supply and demand in real time).

    • Fixed Service Fee
  • Quality Control & Dedicated Support

    Your dedicated Engagement Manager keeps a close eye on the engagement and is always around to help with anything that might come up.

    • Always around
  • Freelancers with Superpowers

    All UPPER freelancers and teams are augmented by the community, inspired by our proven delivery methods, enabled by our tools & perks.

    • Community
    • Knowhow & Best Practices
    • Tools & Perks

Fully Augmented Service

  • One Invoice

    A single invoice regardless of how many freelancers you engage or how large your team is.

  • Dedicated Support

    Your dedicated Engagement Manager is a message or phone call away to support with anything needed.

  • Weekly Activity & Time Reports

    Receive weekly time & activity reports in your inbox about your team’s work.

  • Always On, Proactive Advice

    For anything needed such as scaling the team on the go, finding a replacement for a freelancer, etc.

  • Regular Check-ins

    Never alone. We regularly check in with you and with the freelancers and step in as needed to support.

  • Quality Control

    We keep an eye out on the engagement and make sure everything is running smoothly.

Fully <b>Augmented Service</b>

The Natural Evolution of working with Tech Talent.

  • Typical
    Emplopyment
  • Classical
    Marketplace
  • Development
    Agency
  • Speed to Hire
  • 0-2 weeks
  • 3-6 months
  • 2-4 weeks
  • 1-2 months
  • Price / Cost
  • Fixed Service Fee
  • ~€40K cost to hire 1 person. Plus "maintenance" costs
  • High margins. Average 50% markup
  • Very high margins. Often 100% markup
  • Quality of Talent
  • Top. Expertly vetted people, custom matching to roles
  • Limited. Location bound
  • Very variable. High risk
  • Limited. Next person available
  • Scalability
  • Fast, on demand
  • Very slow
  • Variable. Typically slow
  • Slow
  • Acess to Talent
  • Europe Wide
  • Limited
  • Limited
  • Limited
  • Commitment
  • Dedicated
  • Dedicated
  • Variable
  • Shared
  • Compatibility with Project
  • Mission ready. Custom matching of minds to roles
  • Limited by access, riddled with compromises
  • Variable
  • Limited by access, riddled with compromises
  • Expert Advice
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • Complete Teams
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • Variable
  • Quality Control
  • Yes. Dedicated Support
  • No
  • No
  • Yes. Unaligned incentives
  • Managed Service
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
future of work

Future of work

Real time status

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Companies with the majority of their workforce as freelance

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*based on data from the EU Commission, NASDAQ, McKinsey Research, Stackoverflow, US Dept. of Labour and more