Upwork (formerly Elance-oDesk) is the world’s largest freelance talent marketplace. As an increasingly connected and independent workforce goes online, knowledge work —like software before it— is shifting online as well. This shift is making it faster and easier for clients to connect and work with talent in near real-time and is freeing professionals everywhere from having to work at a set time and place. Upwork’s vision is to connect businesses with great talent faster than ever (within minutes). Businesses find, hire, collaborate with and pay freelancers around the world via Upwork. Freelancers earn more than $1 billion annually via Upwork.