Upwork

UpWork is an online workplace that connects clients with freelance developers, creatives, assistants, agents and consultants. Read more

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Upwork

UpWork is an online workplace that connects clients with freelance developers, creatives, assistants, agents and consultants. Read more

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President & CEO

Hayden Brown

CEO Approval Rating

93/100

Founded:

2003

Status:

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Fiverr is one of Upwork's top rivals. Fiverr's headquarters is in Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv District, and was founded in 2009. Like Upwork, Fiverr also competes in the Internet Software industry. Fiverr generates 46% of Upwork's revenue.

Toptal has been one of Upwork's top competitors. Toptal was founded in 2010 in San Francisco, California. Like Upwork, Toptal also operates in the Online Recruitment field. Toptal generates $254.1M less revenue than Upwork.

Freelancer is one of Upwork's top competitors. Freelancer was founded in Sydney, New South Wales} in 2009. Like Upwork, Freelancer also competes in the Internet Software sector. Compared to Upwork, Freelancer generates $345.3M less revenue.

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Upwork Quarterly and Annual Revenue

Trailing 12-Months Trend (TTM)

Annual Revenue

$404.1M

Upwork's revenue is the ranked 2nd among it's top 10 competitors. The top 10 competitors average 132.2M. Over the last four quarters, Upwork's revenue has grown by 29.8%. Specifically, in Q1 2021's revenue was $113.6M; in Q4 2020, it was $106.2M; in Q3 2020, it was $96.7M; in Q2 2020, Upwork's revenue was $87.5M.

Upwork Acquisitions

No recent acquisitions found related to Upwork

Upwork Funding History

Since Upwork was founded in 2003, it has participated in 10 rounds of funding. In total Upwork has raised $347.2M. Upwork's last funding round was on Oct 2018 for a total of $187.2M

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IPO
Oct 2018
$187.2M
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Equity
Nov 2014
$30M
Series D
Mar 2012
$15M
Equity
Jan 2012
$16M

Stripes Group

Series C
Jun 2008
$15M

Since Upwork was founded in 2003, it has participated in 10 rounds of funding. In total Upwork has raised $347.2M. Upwork's last funding round was on Oct 2018 for a total of $187.2M

Upwork Investments

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Upwork News

April 20, 2021MarketScreener

2020 Annual Impact Report

(marketscreener.com) 2020 Annual Impact Report Building Back Better 2020 ANNUAL IMPACT REPORT TABLE O... See more »
March 30, 2021Markets Insider

Upwork To Report First Quarter 2021 Financial Results on May 4, 2021

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Upwork Inc. (Nasdaq: UPWK), the world's large... See more »
March 9, 2021News Break

Renaissance Technologies LLC Grows Position in Upwork Inc. (NASDAQ:UPWK) | News Break

Renaissance Technologies LLC grew its stake in Upwork Inc. (NASDAQ:UPWK) by 42.3% during the 4th quar... See more »
February 24, 2021NewsOk

4Q Earnings Snapshot

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) _ Upwork Inc.Read more on NewsOK.com... See more »
February 24, 2021CNBC

Gen Z and millennials seeking flexibility are changing corporate America, Upwork CEO says

Growing interest in freelance and independent work has only been compounded by pandemic remote work t... See more »
February 24, 2021Benzinga

ROCE Insights For Upwork

Upwork (NASDAQ:UPWK) showed a loss in earnings since Q3, totaling $656.00 thousand. Sales, on the oth... See more »
February 24, 2021Zacks

Upwork (UPWK) Q4 Earnings & Revenues Increase Y/Y, Shares Up

Upwork's (UPWK) fourth-quarter results reflect gains from continued momentum witnessed for its soluti... See more »

Upwork Blogs

February 28, 2018Upwork Blog

Transitioning to Freelancing Full-Time? Tips from an Upwork Ambassador

Scott Poniewaz is the Upwork Ambassador for the Austin, TX, area and organizes networking events for ... See more »
February 27, 2018Upwork Blog

Your Business Could Be at Risk for a Security Breach

IT security is a concern for businesses of all sizes. You can take proactive steps to get your ducks ... See more »
February 26, 2018Upwork Blog

How Small Business Insurance Can Protect Your Company from Cybersecurity Risks

Few smaller businesses think they're at risk of a cyber attack. The problem? They're actually more at... See more »
February 23, 2018Upwork Blog

The Top Business Trends to Look Out for in 2018

Making the right decision is easier when you're aware of what's happening around you. With that in mi... See more »
February 21, 2018Upwork Blog

Five Marketing Tactics for Small Budgets

Marketing can be one of the biggest challenges businesses face, and it can be costly. However, there ... See more »
February 21, 2018Upwork Blog

Has Your Business Hit a Plateau? How Innovative Hiring Can Make Things Happen [ebook]

Hiring a new employee isn't always feasible, but when things hit a plateau you know your team needs t... See more »
February 20, 2018Upwork Blog

Preparing for Tax Time as a Freelancer

As you prepare to file your income tax return, make sure all ducks are in a row by following this lis... See more »

Upwork Press Releases

October 15, 2020GlobeNewswire

Upwork To Report Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results on November 4, 2020

Event to be Webcast Live on the Upwork Investor Relations WebsiteEvent to be Webcast Live on the Upwo... See more »
September 21, 2020Business Wire

Upwork Announces Call for Grant Applications Through The Upwork Foundation Initiative

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Upwork (UPWK), the leading online talent solution, today announ... See more »
August 10, 2020GlobeNewswire

Upwork To Present at the Canaccord Genuity Global Growth Conference

Virtual Event to be Audio Webcast on the Upwork Investor Relations Website Virtual Event to be Audio ... See more »
July 24, 2020PressReleasePoint

Upwork Report Reveals Economic Potential of Remote Work

As companies adapt to COVID-19, new report reveals remote work can help expand economic opportunity o... See more »
July 22, 2020Business Wire

Upwork Announces 40 Recipients of Its $1M "Work Together Talent Grants Program"

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Upwork (Nasdaq: UPWK), the leading online talent solution, toda... See more »
July 9, 2020Business Wire

Upwork to Host 4th Annual Work Without Limits Summit to Discuss How to Drive Workforce Transformation Amid the Global Shift to Remote Work

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Upwork (NASDAQ: UPWK), the leading online talent platform, toda... See more »
June 17, 2020Business Wire

Upwork and Business Talent Group Join Forces to Offer Independent Talent More Project-Based Opportunities

SANTA CLARA, Calif. & LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Upwork (Nasdaq: UPWK), the leading online talent ... See more »

Upwork Videos

June 10, 2020Upwork Vimeo Channel

"Future Workforce 2020 Report" on VIMEO

As companies adapt to change, agility has become a business imperative. The Future Workforce 2020 Rep... See more »
June 9, 2020Upwork Vimeo Channel

"Virtualizing the Value Chain" on VIMEO

Tim Sanders, Upwork's VP of Customer Insights, shares 3 key steps leaders can take to virtualize thei... See more »
May 27, 2020Upwork Vimeo Channel

"Upwork Customer Highlight: Flexera" on VIMEO

Learn how Flexera uses Upwork to power a flexible talent program for their entire organization, and g... See more »
May 18, 2020Upwork Vimeo Channel

"Double Down on 1:1s" on VIMEO

VP of Customer Insights Tim Sanders discusses why managers should double down on 1:1s-especially duri... See more »
May 18, 2020Upwork Vimeo Channel

"The Art of Leading Remote Talent" on VIMEO

Upwork VP of Customer Insights Tim Sanders shares details about his new virtual workshop.... See more »
April 27, 2020Upwork Vimeo Channel

"Upwork Work Together Talent Grants: $1 Million for COVID-19 Projects" on VIMEO

Upwork is giving $1 million in talent grants to support businesses working to counter the impacts of ... See more »

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San Francisco, California94107

650-316-7500

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ABOUT

Overview

Upwork Global, Inc. is a privately-held company which developed and maintains an online workplace that connects clients with freelance developers, creative, assistants, agents, and consultants. It was formerly known as Elance-oDesk, which is a global ...

CEO

Upwork's President & CEO, Hayden Brown, currently has an approval rating of 93%. Upwork's primary competitors are Fiverr, Toptal & Freelancer.

Website

upwork.com

Frequently Asked Questions about Upwork

  1. When was Upwork founded?

    Upwork was founded in 2003
  2. Who is Upwork's CEO?

    Upwork's CEO is Hayden Brown
  3. How much revenue does Upwork generate?

    Upwork generates $404.1M in revenue
  4. How much funding does Upwork have?

    Upwork has historically raised $347.2M in funding
  1. Where is Upwork's headquarters?

    Upwork's headquarters is in San Francisco California, USA
  2. How many employees does Upwork have?

    Upwork has 430 employees
  3. What sector does Upwork operate in?

    Upwork is in Internet Software, Online Recruitment, Application Software
  4. Who are Upwork's competitors?

    Upwork's top competitors are Fiverr, Toptal, Freelancer