Our Difference

A note from Teja, our CEO

Many people ask me how our business is different from a typical development shop or talent marketplace. It’s a good question. If I were a better marketer, it’s one that I'd probably write a free ebook about, then ask you to sign up for a webinar to receive your copy. Instead, I realize that if you’re reading this, you either care about finding your next gig, or about finding an amazing developer to work with quickly, so I'll cut to the chase.

We have the most comprehensive vetting process in the entire freelance industry. Every single freelancer must earn top marks in four separate assessments:

  • First, we test each freelancer’s ability to manage a remote engagement. We look for qualities every client cares about: communication habits, reliability, estimation skill, ability to prioritize, and more.
  • Second, we test each freelancer’s technical acumen through an automated coding exam, a live coding exercise, and a technical interview with a member of our engineering team.
  • Third, we verify each freelancer’s commitment to exceptional client service through an interview with me, Gun.io’s chief executive. I’m really proud of the fact that Gun.io freelancers are not just skilled engineers — they are Professional Freelancers who take their job and your projects seriously.
  • And fourth, we do full reference checks on your behalf with their previous clients and employers.

Additionally, we have the fastest presentation of vetted talent of any other talent matching service. We aim to present candidates to clients within the next business day.

Thanks to my co-founder, Rich Jones, our legacy in the open source community gives us a reputation footprint and recruiting advantage against any other development shop or marketplace. We don’t sacrifice quality for speed because we are screening new, ready-to-go developers every week that are eager to work with us. You have a lot of choices when it comes to solving your technical & development goals. We've grown our business without any venture financing. This means we’re still around because our results are worth paying for — not because of my ability to pitch in a conference room. Give us a shot. You don’t have to pay us a dime until you engage a freelancer that you like.

I encourage you to email me at teja@gun.io to let me know that we’re living up to our commitment to quality and to speed.


Teja Yenamandra
CEO, Gun.io

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