Taso Du Val, the co-founder and CEO of Toptal, is an avid student of all things related to engineering and he has found his calling with his company. Co-founded in 2010 by Du Val and Breanden Beneschott, Toptal is a technology start-up that connects its worldwide network of top-tier software developers and engineers with companies that want to tap their services.
The company uses an effective and efficient screening process whereby freelancers are evaluated for their suitability to the projects. Toptal has approximately 3% acceptance rate for applicants while its over 2,000 clients include major companies, such as JP Morgan Chase, Pfizer, Airbnb, IDEO, Rand McNally, and Axel Springer. Even its investors read like the who’s who of the investment industry, such as Adam D’Angelo of Quora, Andreessen Horowitz, and Ryan Rockefeller.
Toptal is definitely on top of its game, thanks in part to its customized matches between clients and freelancers. With a projected revenue of $100 million in 2015, Du Val and his team are on the right track.