Oyster is an easy-to-use software-based employment platform that lets you offer your valued international team members the experience they deserve, without the usual headaches or the expense.

Oyster makes it easy to hire, pay, and give great benefits to your distributed team around the world.

Oyster was founded in 2020 by Tony Jamous and Jack Mardack. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California and London.


Oyster's platform lets companies hire, manage payroll, and give local benefits to their full-time employees anywhere in the world. It increased multiple modes of employment (for both Contractors and Full-Time Employees), and an assortment of Benefits catering to the special needs of distributed teams.


Oyster's SaaS based solution makes it easy for companies to extend full-time, full-fledged employment, with all the benefits and perks, to their valued workers anywhere in the world. 


Oyster customers, who can recruit job seekers in over 180 countries, already use the platform to pay more than $200 million to global talent each year. Oyster attracted over 20,000 job applications in the first quarter of 2022.


Oyster is backed by Georgian, Stripes, Emergence Capital, Salesforce Ventures, The Slack Fund, PayPal Ventures, LinkedIn, Base10 Partners, Avid Ventures, Connect Ventures, Sorenson Ventures, Kima Ventures, and others. The company raised $150M in Series C round on Apr 20, 2022. This brings Oyster's total funding to $224.M to date. The latest round mints Oyster a unicorn with a valuation of over $1B post-money.



  • Year founded: 2020
  • Funding Info: $224.2M over 4 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series C)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 501-1,000
  • Business Valuation: Valued at over $1B as of Apr 20, 2022
  • City/Town: San Francisco
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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