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About Us

We build, run & grow agile development teams

US tech startups & corporate innovators look to UpTeam for
the best of European talent — centrally located, always reliable.
Dev Centers: Montenegro · Berlin · Prague · Romania
Our mission: powering your products through launch, growth, and scale
as the team becomes an integral part of your company.

Our Portfolio

Clients & Partners

How we got here

We are engineering, product, project management and workforce operations experts (and geeks).

We started UpTeam® as a technical consultancy, following years of hands-on experience at leading US and international companies, shipping globally acclaimed products.

Since then, we’ve led and served on lots of teams. We’ve built and shipped a lot of production code for successful (and unsuccessful) technology startups. We’ve seen some company executives and their global development teams thrive, while others failed. Some businesses took off, some sank. We saw that none of them succeeded without a dedicated focus on teamwork.

That was our ‘Aha!’ moment

For distributed software teams and the engineers who join them, real acceleration takes more than urgency and enthusiasm.

At UpTeam®, we offer a different kind of accelerator. Our focus is in combining hands-on software expertise, smart engineers passionate about making cool stuff work better, and well-organized technical leadership.

We give startups of all sizes the freedom to pursue the product vision that delights their customers and rewards their investors.

Management team

Michael has built successful technology startups, and launched acclaimed B2B & B2C products at big Silicon Valley companies. He founded UpTeam® to help other executives & entrepreneurs close the gap between product vision and successful software product development.
Michael Philip

CEO & Co-Founder

David is a Silicon Valley executive with several decades of experience driving product marketing and product management at companies innovating in IT and cloud infrastructure, analytics, and open source. He has led alliance and demand gen operations at multiple startups and large public companies.
David Fishman

VP Products & Services

A distinguished system architect and hands-on engineering exec, Alex has built and run systems for IoT, AdTec, SaaS and more. Driven by both passion for new technologies and the experience of proving how (and if) they work, he leads by example. He has designed and implemented many solutions and platforms, ranging from start-up MVPs to global enterprises.
Alex Ulyanov

CTO

An experienced technical executive and engineering manager, Valentin left a promising career as a hands-on coder building speech recognition systems to build and lead software development teams for global companies. He is fluent in four languages (Finnish, Russian, French, and English) with formal graduate academic training in 5 more, and plays a mean electric guitar.
Valentin Smirnov

VP Engineering

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Our Mission & Values

To create

Opportunities for talented engineers to work together with top industry experts and join fast-growing global tech companies.

To accelerate

SaaS business agility with high-performance software development teams.

Five things
that matter to us

01.

Commitment

We are driven by our clients’ goals. We believe that providing services for clients is about providing high-quality results that drive the clients’ business.

02.

Passion

We are driven by sharing in the passion and curiosity of entrepreneurs. We invest emotion, time, and budget to find better ways to work together as a team.

03.

Excellence

We are here to do great work. We create space in which ideas are clarified, agreed upon, executed and learned from. In this space, we transform our ideas into the excellent results which no one of us could achieve individually.

04.

Open Communication

We value positive and negative feedback based on honesty, integrity, and respect. In all communication, internal or external, we turn feedback into an actionable plan for constant improvement—regardless of role, rank or experience.

05.

Thankfulness

We understand that keeping up in an ever-changing environment and facing ambitious goals is challenging. All along the way, we always remember that each of us is a human being with unique aspirations, feelings, concerns and motivations. We should be thankful every day for the opportunity to work together.

Full-stack Cloud Engineering

DevOps-driven development & delivery

Let’s Collaborate

Kickstart. Launch.
Grow. Scale.