American freelancing website Upwork Global Inc., formerly Elance-oDesk, has offices in Santa Clara and San Francisco, California. Following the combination of Elance Inc. and oDesk Corp., the business was established in 2013 under the name Elance-oDesk. After the merger, the business changed its name to Upwork in 2015.
Over twelve million freelancers and five million clients were registered on Upwork in 2017.
In 2017, there were over three million job postings totaling over $1 billion USD.