Our Mission is to enable companies and top product & tech freelancers to successfully work together, on demand, in a future-proof, mutually trusted setup.

Our Vision is to be the world’s digital department of the future.

Why we do this

As automation and robotics take over manual and repetitive labour, we are transitioning to knowledge & creative work, processing information, using our minds instead of our hands.

If you mix this established trend with technology (i.e. communication) and with a global economy, a very interesting future is starting to emerge (particularly for software).

We believe that this future of work is largely freelance and remote, enabled by technology, new methodologies, accumulated past experience, amongst other things.

Our goal is to help shape and guide it to become the best version of itself, enabling the people and companies within it to successfully engage each one other and get the best work done.

Furthermore, we want to put an end to hidden, unfair high margins, “hostage projects” and to unaligned interests when building software of any kind.

We believe that

  • Freelance (flexible) work will be the norm in the coming years, with a strong preference towards remote.

  • 9 to 5 is slowly becoming obsolete as an outdated time-based work system not designed for delivery-oriented work done by tech professionals.

  • Freelance will replace employment once alternatives to employment benefits become widely accessible.

  • Companies that don’t adapt will lack the experience and culture to engage with the freelance workforce of the future.

  • We are missing much of the backbone to support this future of work (e.g. knowledge, culture, tools, processes, etc).

  • Companies that don’t adapt will be unable to hire top people in the future as they move to freelance.

Our values

  • F*** Mediocracy

    We think big and set ambitious goals that we follow with determination. We are challenging ourselves to exceed expectations. Every time.

  • Ownership

    We act proactively and take full responsibility for our objectives, while we are more goal than task oriented. We’re self starters who own challenges and don’t pass them on to others.

  • Happy Customers

    We are obsessed with making our customers happy and believe that a strong focus on customer needs and happiness is crucial.

  • Good vibes

    We believe that we are good at what we do because we enjoy it. We like having fun together and to embrace our journey.

  • Agile mindset

    We test our assumptions, iterate quickly and understand that failures happen. We promote a sense of urgency and are relentless in making an impact – as fast as we can.

  • Honesty & Trust

    We are honest and transparent to our colleagues, clients, freelancers and partners. We trust in each other, our solution and the future of work.

Benefits of
working with UPPER

  • Help us shape and power the future of work for technology. Really.

  • Enjoy regular team events, remote bar nights and off-sites in cool places.

  • Take vacation and recharge your batteries with our fair vacation policies.

  • Work in a company where personal growth and culture is part of the DNA.

  • Be part of an international and diverse team.

  • Choose from where you want to work - we're fully remote.

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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