We are changing the way work gets done by connecting businesses with great talent to work without limits.
We operate the largest online marketplace, as measured by gross services volume ("GSV"),1 which enables businesses to find and work with highly-skilled freelancers. Freelancers are an increasingly sought-after, critical, and expanding segment of the global workforce. During the year ended December 31, 2018, our platform enabled $1.8 billion of GSV. We define freelancers as users of our platform that advertise and provide services to clients through our platform, and we define clients as users of our platform that work with freelancers through our platform.
For freelancers, we serve as a powerful marketing channel to find rewarding, engaging, and flexible work. Freelancers using our platform benefit from access to quality clients and secure and timely payments while enjoying the freedom to run their own businesses, create their own schedules, and work from their preferred locations. Moreover, freelancers have real-time visibility into opportunities that are in high demand, so that they can invest their time and focus on developing sought-after skills. Freelancers on our platform include independent professionals and agencies of varying sizes.