Some Important Facts about UPWORK

As you know upwork is the most popular freelancing platform among all others having more than 10 million freelancers worldwide. Here are the some facts about upwork(ODESK) which you have to know.

  • Upwork was formed 18 months after ELANCE and ODESK Merger on 18th Dec 2013.
  • Odesk was Founded in 2003 by two entrepreneurs – Odysseas Tsatalos and Stratis Karamanlakis, On the other hand, Elance was founded in 1999 by Beerud Sheth.
  • Upwork collects 10% of the payment from every client who works in Upwork.
  • Upwork has its own Payment ESCROW System.
  • There are more than 100+ Categories in upwork.
  • There are more than 10 Million Freelancers on UPWORK as on 2014 year.
  • The Annually Income of Upwork is approx 1 Billion Dollar as of May 2014.
  • More than 3 million jobs are posted on anually basis.
  • More than 4 Million members are registered clients.
  • There are total 7 Board of directors named as
    • Thomas Layton – Executive Chairman
    • Betsey Nelson – Board Member
    • Greg Gretsch – Jacson Square Ventures
    • Kevin Harvey – Benchmark Capital
    • Dan Marriott – Stripes Group
    • Fabio Rosati – Board Member
    • Stephane Kasriel – Chief Executive Officer
  • All around the globe, Upwork has 3 office locations in Mountain View – CA, San Francisco, CA and European Office in Norway.
  • Till Dec 2015, more than 2.8 Million Jobs has been posted on upwork platform.
  • Total No. of Employees in upwork are nearly 500.
  • They have 24/7 live chat and ticket system.
  • The current CEO of upwork is Stephane Kasriel (
  • Upwork also stated the top 10 Hiring countries as on United States is on Number 1 position, and Canada is on Number 10th position.
  • Total Rate of growth from US/Philippines/Russia/Bangladesh/UK/Romania is more than 25% while from other like India/Ukraine/Pakistan/Canada is 10-25%
  • Upwork also concluded the top most HOT SKILL on the basis of Job posting, that “QA Testing” is on Number is having percentage value approx 147%.
  • You can also check the site status from this link –
  • But there are so many alternative platforms who provides same services like, etc.
  • Upwork has its own TIME TRACKING System through which freelancers can work on HOURLY Basis and they can track their time and can bill weekly.

At the end, i just want to say one line

Love to be a part of UPWORK
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