HR platform for globally distributed companies

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Company mission

To create a more equal world by making it possible for companies everywhere to hire people anywhere.



HQ Location

Brookhill, Charlotte, NC


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5% employee growth in 12 months

Otta's take on Oyster

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Sam Franklin

CEO of Otta

A global economy demands a global workforce, but up until recently it has been incredibly difficult for employers to hire global talent. Frustrated by costs and legal uncertainty surrounding employing individuals in other countries, many global businesses have had their talent pool dictated by the location of their offices. Oyster wants to change this.

Oyster has built a platform which gives businesses everything they need to employ and manage a globally distributed team. Covering everything from international payroll to distributing employee benefits, Oyster's software platform is created to solve for the complexities of giving full-time, full-fledged employment to anyone in the world. This benefits employers, who can access the best talent regardless of location, but also employees, who are able to access a worldwide jobs market and find the best outlet for their abilities.

Oyster is not the first global HR-services-provider in this space, and as such it will have to fight hard for market share. That being said, the market for global HR services is still in its infancy, meaning that Oyster has a really good shot at establishing itself as a key player early on. And, with more businesses moving their workforces online permanently, there is good reason to think that the demand for remote global talent could be set for a big surge. If this proves to be the case, and if Oyster can get itself a strong client base early on, it could be set for big things in the future.

Total funding - $224.2m

Last 2 fundraises

Jun 2021



Apr 2022



This company has top investors

Company benefits

  • Remote first, fully flexible hours
  • 40 days including public holidays, or legal minimum in your region if greater
  • Laptop and $1,500 equipment stipend
  • Wellness and wellbeing support through HealingClouds and WithJuno
  • Time off for volunteering
  • Work from home opportunities
  • Health insurance
  • Mental health support via Plumm
  • Flexible and inclusive parental leave

Company values

  • We elevate talent - Global employment distributes opportunities equally around the world. When everyone has access to the best jobs, anyone can realize their full potential.
  • We build trust - To build trust, we maintain an active flow of information and communication, follow through with our commitments, and provide unwavering support.
  • We thrive together - Our team is on a shared mission to make global employment accessible to everyone. We leverage our diverse perspectives and experiences to drive this goal forward.


Tony Jamous

(CEO & Co-founder)

Prior to co-founding Oyster in 2019, Tony was founder and CEO of Nexmo, the SaaS Communications platform, which was acquired by Vonage in 2016.

Jack Mardack


Previously worked in Marketing Leadership across several companies such as Vonage, Chartcube, Prezi & Mingleverse Laboratories Inc.

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