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Global Talent was founded in 2017 by four tech entrepreneurs with backgrounds in startups, Apple, Nest & Google. 

We worked with founders of high growth startups and over 40 CTOs to understand exactly what's needed to support an aggressive roadmap within a high growth business. Our clients raised over $300M in funding and grew their teams 5x on average since the start of their partnerships with Global Talent.

Our clients range from early-stage startups to corporations with over 50M customers. We help you select the right model for your particular goals. 

Model 1: Extended Team: Long-term, custom-selected dedicated team of engineers managed directly by you with a flexible roadmap

What it’s got:

  • Focus on building and retaining a team
  • Average time to launch 6 weeks
  • HR, payroll, benefits, recruitment & office included 

Model 2: Project team

What it’s got: 

  • Focus on delivering developed software
  • Average time to launch 1 week
  • PM, recruitment & office included
 
$50,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2017
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London, United Kingdom
headquarters
  • 62-65 Chandos Place
    London , LND WC2N 4HG
    United Kingdom
other locations
  • Dorogoshytska 3, UNIT.City
    Kyiv, KY 32322
    Ukraine

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Playtech, Holovis, SmartXpo, Reevoo, HvB, Ditto AI, RiskPoynt,

HR Analytic App for Quartz Associates | Project Team Image

HR Analytic App for Quartz Associates | Project Team

The first goal for Quartz Associates was to develop an MVP. With the usage of certain development platforms, we completed MVP in 3 months at 70% lower cost than expected.


The second goal was the development of the fully-functioning product which could be promoted by the client as the ready solution. 

Holovis | Extended Team

Holovis is one of the world's leading companies in the creation of immersive and mixed reality solutions to engage audiences. 

Being in the list of 1000 UK's most promising companies, Holovis requires extreme quality of talent to work with.

Working with Global Talent, Holovis has grown its strategical development team from 2 to 11 Senior Specialists and is growing more every month. 

SmartXpo is one of the fastest-growing global players when it comes to AI in the event industry. 

With Global Talent, they have grown from 3 to 12 full-functioning team in less than 8 months.


The team of SmartXpo includes the Data Science department, Development team with Python on Back End and Front End with Angular on the front side, Global - level Customer Success Manager and Financial Analysts

Department. 

Reviews

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Recruiting Developers for a Reviews Platform

"I can see clearly that they’re putting in a good effort to find the best candidate."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Jan. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Global Talent recruits developers with a specific skillset, prepares them for the next phase in the interview process, and then sends the candidates to internal stakeholders.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Alex Malkov
Director of Software Engineering, Reevoo
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Internal stakeholders are pleased with the recruited developers. The candidates have an excellent skill set and a professional working style. An adaptable team, Global Talent has navigated a complex process to deliver results that align with requirements. 

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Our company is a ratings and reviews company working worldwide. My position is the director of software engineering.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Global Talent?

We were looking for different types of developers. They helped us find developers who would best suit our specific needs and integrate well into our development process.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They found developers, contacted them, and gave them knowledge about our company to prepare them for the next stage of the interview process. 

Originally, they did a questionnaire with us where they asked what type of developer we needed and which skills we were looking for.

They did the initial research, which included contacting various people and making assessments. Then, they sent suitable candidates to us. 

What is the team composition?

They act like all the other developers that are a part of our team. For example, they participate in daily standups, spring planning, and retrospectives. 

How did you come to work with Global Talent?

Someone recommended Global Talent to us. We looked into their profile and considered the skills they could provide. We also considered the atmosphere of their team. I also traveled to Kyiv to talk with various people from their team, and it was pleasant. 

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve invested $200,000 to $999,999 with the team total. We invested $10,000 to $15,000 per-month.

What is the status of this engagement?
 
We began around the beginning of 2019, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

I can see clearly that they’re putting in a good effort to find the best candidate. They’re adapting well to our requirements. If requirements change on our end, they’ll adopt them really quickly.

The developers’ work has been very well-received by our internal team. Their professionalism and skills have been great.

How did Global Talent perform from a project management standpoint?

We’re quite happy with this resource. Our process is complicated, but they have been performing very well overall. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

The quality of the people provided by Global Talent is higher than other agencies we’ve worked with.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There’s always a space for improvement. For now, we’re quite happy with them. Their HR platform could be slightly better at recording holidays and sick days. But, as far as I know, they’re already working on it and ready to deploy something to help us.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

It’s a good opportunity to work with them. They’re working on the Ukranian market where there are plenty of skilled developers. Due to the visa restriction, you’ll definitely find someone good.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Staff Augmentation for Experiential Marketing Company

"The team truly believes that no challenge is too big."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Sept. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Global Talent provides staff augmentation for three software products of an experiential marketing agency. The team produces work in a Scrum environment using mostly C# and Unity. 

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Lutterworth, United Kingdom
Jos Van Der Steen
Director of Development, Holovis
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The resources provided by Global Talent consistently demonstrates a high level of quality, integrity, and willingness to go above and beyond. The team is responsive to updates and management while being able to work independently with minimal oversight. 

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the director of development for Holovis. We’re an experiential design company that focuses on the entertainment, enterprise, and simulation space.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Global Talent?

We needed help with staff augmentation to develop our products.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Global Talent is the software backbone for three of our product lines.

One product uses computer vision and tracking technologies to translate something happening in the physical world and relate to the digital world. Another is our data analytics platform that digests all the data from the vision engine as well as data from outside sources. The third is a photo- and video-capture system. When deployed in a park-like environment, it uses dynamic triggers to capture images or videos.

The resources from Global Talent focus on C# and Unity development along with veteran backend and frontend developer in other technologies.

What is the team composition?

We started with a three-person team for one product and a two-person team for another. We’ve grown from there.

How did you come to work with Global Talent?

Another company referred us to one of Global Talent’s directors. We flew to Kyiv and were really impressed with the location and the caliber of the team. The maturity and confidence that Global Talent brings in their recruitment cycle and follow-up support was remarkable as well. They really emphasized the talent of individuals over a traditional cost-based methodology. In other words, they understood the need for good people.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in September 2018, and the partnership is ongoing

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

We deliver work through agile Scrum methodology and scheduled releases of the software development. The most credit I can give to the team comes from live instances of deployment or proof-of-concept demos. We don’t compare our in-house team with the Global Talent resources, but we’ve had a very positive experience working with them.

How did Global Talent perform from a project management standpoint?

We use a model that we find very effective: one in-house team member acts as the senior software team member and point of contact with the Global Talent team in Kyiv. However, they do work very well independently, and they have a high level of energy when it comes to approaching complex topics. That’s been really refreshing to see. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

The team truly believes that no challenge is too big. We can throw them a problem and they’ll jump on it quickly and come up with a range of solutions. Their willingness to jump into new challenges and opportunities stands out to us.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Whenever we have a team that’s in a different geographic location from other team members, communication is always a challenge. It’s a continual source of improvement, and we’d love to find more ways to break out of siloed workflows and really help people get to know each other.

Any advice for potential customers?

Global Talent is not a traditional recruitment company. Have a good conversation about the culture you’re looking for; Global Talent put a lot of effort into finding what that was for us because that impacts staff retention. Just be completely open and honest and see it as a working, hands-on partnership. 

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We haven’t had any issues. They’re very responsive and communicative.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

HR Analytic App Dev for Management Consulting Firm

"It’s clear through their leadership style that Global Talent wants to help us achieve our goals."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
July 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Global Talent was hired to build and design an app to support HR analytics for a management consulting firm.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 Employees
 
Austria
Peter Buchas
Managing Director, Quartz Associates
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Though still in the development phases, the first MVP is performing as expected at a high standard. The team at Global Talent is thoughtful, eager, and willing to collaborate. Customers can expect a partner who brings a level of innovation to the project. 

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the managing director at Quartz Associates. We specialize in the reorganization of companies of all sizes.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Global Talent?

We discovered the need for an app that would function as an HR analytics tool.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

When we first began working with Global Talent, we traveled onsite to their offices to discuss the process and style. 

We decided on which operating model would work together best for both of us, as well as the timeline and cost breakdown. From there, Global Talent put together a team of developers to actually build the MVP.

What is the team composition?

We work with about eight people in total. There are four members of the development team, as well as four others who operate on the administrative side, including Andriy (Co-founder & COO, Global Talent).

How did you come to work with Global Talent?

The co-founder of our company met Andy (CEO, Global Talent), and brought his team in for consideration for the project. We spent a little over two months evaluating various prospects but decided to go with Global Talent in the end.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent just over €94,000 (approximately $104,000 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with Global Talent in July 2019, and the project is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement? 

We don’t have any quantitative metrics, but we’re really happy with the quality and design features of the first MVP.

Initially, we'd been apprehensive about partnering with a firm that operates outside of our country, but the team has taken advantage of modern communication tools and doesn't allow the distance to be an issue.

How did Global Talent perform from a project management standpoint?

We connect regularly with Global Talent’s team via phone calls, emails, and Slack. Also, we use Trello to track their progress, features, and functionality, and ensure we’re on the same page about target times. 

The team is very flexible when it comes to making adjustments and fixing minor problems along the way.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re very eager. It’s clear through their leadership style that Global Talent wants to help us achieve our goals. Whenever we have an urgent task for the team to complete, they do so without hesitation. 

The team also functions as great thought partners and has brought a lot of innovation not just to the project, but our company as a whole.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There have been times where the team could provide a little more education and guidance through their process in terms of how they'd prefer us to interact with them. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

If you work with Global Talent, you’ll have the opportunity to work with excellent, collaborative partners.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Outsourcing for Software Company

"Their attention to customers really differentiates them."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Apr. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Global Talent is an outsourced partner that provides staff augmentation for the company. Their team handles everything from engineering to customer services, product leadership, data science, and more.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Chris Witheridge
CTO, Smartxpo
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

From quickly recruiting people to handling everything transparently, Global Talent is the perfect outsourced partner. They provide the facilities for the entire team as well as security and oversight. It’s like having an in-house team with them and they go above and beyond to ensure satisfaction.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CTO of Smartxpo, a SaaS business developing advanced analytics and AI for the trade show industry.   

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Global Talent?

As a London-based startup, the biggest challenge we faced was finding talent that we could hire. The skills we needed were data science, Python, and AngularJS, and there was a strong demand in London. We were struggling to find the right candidates, and when we did find them, we were getting outbid. Secondly, as a small business and startup, most boutique or outsourced providers weren’t interested in working with us, as it was too much of a risk and the work volumes were small. 

We found it challenging to find partners to work with, but Global Talent was more than happy to work with us. They actually offered a model very similar to the way I’d implemented outsourcing relationships with companies before, but they offered it as a more integrated service to us, so it was a really good fit. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We started out purely looking at software engineering and data science. However, it eventually became clear to us was that there’s talent in Ukraine for data analysis, customer success, and product development. So, we quickly expanded beyond engineering and we now have customer success, product leadership, and an entire data team form Global Talent. They’ve built out four-fifths of our 25-person team in Kyiv.

What is the team composition?

Today, we have 14 people from Global Talent on staff and we’re hiring another six. We have a very close relationship with their executive team, who we call on sometimes. We have three interviews with candidates today. Their junior IT recruiter does all the coordination and hiring for us, so I also work directly with her. It’s a growing team from their point of view, but I’m always working with talented people who know exactly what they’re doing. They make the recruitment process really easy for me.

How did you come to work with Global Talent?

Back in April 2018, one of the founders of our business invited me to lunch with Global Talent’s CEO. He knew we were looking for resources and their CEO had just gotten involved with the company, so he was reaching out to find options in London. I think we were one of the first contacts he made.

It was clear from that moment that Global Talent had the model I was looking for. They were interested in working with businesses in advanced technology. We were in AI and working with data science, so we were their target customer, and they were the target organization for us. It was just a really lucky fit. 

How much have you invested with them?

We’re billing slightly less than £60,000 a month (approximately $78,060 USD) at the moment for a team of 14. We didn’t come into this relationship to save money, but rather to grow our business as rapidly as we could. We’re definitely achieving those goals, but we’re also getting a really good value. 

I think we started out in the region of £12,000–£14,000 (approximately $15,612–$18,214 USD), and we’ve built up over the year and a half we’ve been with them. 

What is the status of this engagement?

We’re still building out the team. We started with three and we’ve been really successful with our product, so we’re investing in more resources and testing the limits of their capabilities. Their business model has really helped us think about how we can scale our business in a very different way. We thought it would just be engineering to start with, but we’ve experimented with their other skills and we’ll continue to expand our operations there.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

The first real test was when we started recruitment. They kept their promises to us about how quickly they could set up a team. I think we had the first hire in just four weeks, and the other two were on board no more than two weeks later. After this, I went to Kyiv to do more interviews and selected the candidates we wanted to hire, which were on board within six weeks. We didn’t think they’d actually manage to recruit that quickly, but they did it and worked really hard to achieve the commitments they made to us. 

I’m in this for the long term with Global Talent. They’re really transparent with us about where they’re trying to develop themselves, and it just encourages trust. I know they genuinely mean it when they tell me what they can and can’t do. Furthermore, they provide all the facilities to host our business in Kyiv, including office space, security, oversight, and management for recruitment. However, I take full responsibility for managing the team. We treat them like our own employees in the sense that they participate in the same events, get access to the same information, share the same tools, and contribute to every part of our business. We now have a leadership team reporting to me that has two members from Kyiv on it. 

When it comes to metrics, I’m interested in Global Talent getting recruitment done on time and having accurate billing. They’ve never disappointed, and if they make a mistake, they’re the first to tell me about it. They never give me any cause for doubt. 

How did Global Talent perform from a project management standpoint?

It’s proven to be a very successful relationship.  

What did you find most impressive about them?

We appreciated their attitude toward customers—they don’t treat us like a contract and are rather incredibly invested in our success, as well as their own. They make sure we’re getting the best possible service and even have a manager responsible for client happiness. Global Talent goes out of their way to make us feel welcome by organizing events, transportation, hotels, and even parties. They’ve made it an easy experience. Their attention to customers really differentiates them, and I’ve never experienced anything like it with an outsourced company. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

Any growing business has its challenges to deal with. They need to grow their own team. While we’ve really enjoyed having a close relationship with their executive team for a long time, they need to grow a customer base of their own and they can’t really afford to spend that much time with us. I told them it’d be really handy if we could get an account manager, and their CMO agreed. He gave us a choice of people to work with, and we’ve been working with that manager ever since.

Overall, Global Talent is very mindful of its own growth and challenges. I’m really excited to watch them grow and I’m happy that we’ve gotten the opportunity to work with them and learn from their experience in this region. I can’t really say I have a particular area of concern about working with them.  

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

If you think this is an outsourcing relationship where you can fire your specifications at a team and have them turn that into a wonderful application, I think you’re misreading the business model. They’re giving you access to really talented people, but you’ve got to invest in that as well, which means that you’re going to have to get on a plane and spend time with them. That’s part of the management responsibility.

If we invest our time, the results we’re going to get are exceptional. We have to treat them like staff, not like an outsourcer. That’s not because we can’t work with them through an arm’s length contract, but from my experience, we get the best outcome possible by getting up close and personal, spending time with the people, learning the culture and personalities, and integrating them into the team. 

5.0
Overall Score I don’t have any regrets, and I’ve never had any second thoughts about it.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve done it and keep doing so. Some of the clients they’re working with have come as recommendations I made. I’m really proud to recommend them.