Chief Executive Officer | episode 309

Toptal Co-Founder & CEO Taso Du Val

October 02, 2017

Among other topics, Taso discusses the following issues with Metis Strategy:

  • Toptal’s mission
  • Finding, screening, and monitoring talent
  • Toptal’s two engagement models: Talent Model and Toptal Projects
  • Taso’s entrepreneurial journey
  • Advantages Toptal has gained by developing their own CRM, ERP, BPM systems
  • Future talent verticals


Taso Du Val is the CEO and co-founder of Toptal, an Andreessen Horowitz-backed company that connects innovative companies with engineering, design, and finance talent. Taso is also a founding member and serves as an advisor for Artsy, an online database of art, architecture, and design images.

Prior to co-founding Toptal and Artsy, Taso was a lead engineer at photo-sharing startup Fotolog and a lead engineer at the social media company Slide.

Taso was selected for the Forbes 30 under 30 as a leader in Enterprise Technology, in 2015.

The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview

  • 01 1- People
  • 02 2- Infrastructure
  • 03 3- Project and Portfolio Management
  • 04 4- IT & Business Partnership
  • 05 5- External Partnerships

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