Upwork is an online workplace that connects businesses with the world’s top freelance talent faster than ever before. Their unique approach guarantees to employers that an hour billed is an hour worked, while guaranteeing to freelancers that an hour worked is an hour paid. This win-win approach attracts more work to Upwork than to any other online work marketplace.
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Our story begins with two leading pioneers in online work: Elance and oDesk. Each had created thriving global communities with separate paths to success. In 2014 we realized that we could do more together and merged to form Elance-oDesk, combining ideas, technology and resources. As we formed a shared vision, we saw that our impact would be even greater if we focused on building one great workplace. With the oDesk platform as the foundation, we kept the best of both legacies and added new innovations. In 2015 we re-launched the company as Upwork, representing a renewed vision and commitment to creating the world’s best online workplace – for existing and future customers alike.