Software development · Outsourcing

Top Development Outsourcing Vendors?

Asad Shaikh AWS/NoSQL/Big Data Architect at Capital One

January 27th, 2016

I am looking for a top talent software development vendor, have worked with some vendors from and, but I have been mostly disappointed by their work.  I have heard of toptal and gigster, but they are expensive.  Is there anything in between, best of the both worlds (cost and talent)?

Frank Martinez Co-founder at Upstream Ventures LLC

January 28th, 2016

There's no such thing as 'top developers'. The software engineering community is vast; with thousands [possibly millions] of talented individuals who can understand your reqs.; design and engineer solutions. 

And, if you want laser focused responses then don't ask here; try StackOverflow, Hacker News ... or that stealth site nobody supposed to be talking about.

Donna Burke Experienced provider of software engineering svcs

February 28th, 2017

Take a look at Exadel; operating since 1998, with software development centers in Eastern Europe, as well as US. We develop business applications for Enterprise and mid-large companies.

Jonathan Hale Small business owner, 7+ years of experience

March 24th, 2017

Hi there, the topic really turned out to be quite spam. Your question is quite complicated to be honest. Could you describe in general your startup or at least a product you want to develop?

I've tried many different ways to develop an application. Freelancers - unreliable (not all), development company - expensive. Eventually, I found solution in advertisement on my mail. There was something about IT outsourcing.

I have googled and find many companies proposing outsourcing software development all over the world. Naturally such a solution also requires constant supervision and attention, but much less for me in comparison with other methods.

I went through a lot of options and I can tell you exactly what is best to look for. Pay attention and monitor Eastern Europe. Believe me, I know what I'm talking about! Cheap, fast, professional. I ordered application development from Cyber Craft. They got me an excellent small team for my tasks.

But it is not necessary to address them specifically. There are many other companies. I think you can really build a team in Eastern Europe for your specific needs for small amount of money.

By the way, have you already decided, which company to address your specific product? I think the community will be interested to know.

Good luck,


J. Hale

Matt Warcholinski Serial entrepreneur x7 // Remote JavaScript Teams for Hire

Last updated on December 14th, 2018

Try an agency, but focused on the technology that you would like to use on your project and based in Europe (especially Poland, Czech Rep). You can be sure about:

- The agency will not disappear as sometimes freelancers do...

- It's easier to scale resources on an agency side then doing the hiring process by yourself one more time with another freelancer

- You pay for the processes, quality and bunch of other stuff (SCRUM manager, concierge for developers, so they can focus on their work instead of any other admin/private tasks) which are included in each hour

Joel Garcia We're hiring! - CTO with Engineering Team specializing in AWS and Mobile

Last updated on July 22nd, 2017

Asad, I have a firm, AllCode, We have resources in Latin America, Asia, and Europe. One our clients, ConsejoSano, raised $5 mill in Series A from 7wire Ventures, Tufts Health Ventures, TOTAL Impact Capital, Wanxiang Healthcare Investments, Acumen, Oxeon Partners and Impact Engine. We built their mobile and cloud app stack from scratch. What are you looking to build? Thanks, Joel

Michael Brill Technology startup exec focused on AI-driven products

January 27th, 2016


Sebastian Pereyro

Last updated on March 2nd, 2017

Hi Asad,

Check this out they might be able to help.


Syd Salmon Founder & Creative Strategist at Proganica Brand Development

January 29th, 2016

If you're looking for developers that have been curated to extremely high standards, you might want to take a look at Gigster or Toptal. If you need to move quickly, Gigster's quotation, onboarding, and project management makes it pretty easy to get going.

Tony Vinayak Building and Monetizing Software Products & Services

November 11th, 2016

Hello Asad,

Going by number of responses that you have elicited, congrats for stirring up hornets nest! As you would know well, outsourcing is a very popular BUT crowded marketplace. So how do you differentiate between the service providers? I think that's what you are looking to establish. Here are my two cents garnered via experience over the years:

- look for vendors that offer "virtual employee" model, especially if you are looking for an engagement that is going to span across several months. You get DEDICATED, vetted resources, rather than multi-tasking freelancers at fractional prices. That's the newer model of oursourcing. You manage those resources directly, rather than "here are the specs, build it in six months" that leads to conflicts. Virtual Employees fully embrace  your edicts, culture (to whatever extent geography permits) and work-ethic requirements. It is just like setting up your own offshore development office, without having to incur the capital expense yourself.

- relationship is as important as technical requirements and capabilities. Look for vendors who are relationship-oriented.

- Look for vendors who don't lock  you into a long-term contract.

- Quality matters as much as price!

Hope that helps. Be happy to talk more offline and provide additional pointers.


Paul Hersztowski Cofounder @uigstudio @studiopigeon @getprintbox

March 25th, 2017

Dear Asad, This willn't be an objective answer, but frank. Search in Eastern Europe: Poland, Russia, Ukraine, etc.