Why Oyster?

Hire in days

Hire and seamlessly onboard your team of A-players wherever you find them, in days.

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Built-in legal and tax compliance, including automatic deductions and tax withholdings.

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Offer employees and contractors equity and inclusive medical benefits, wherever they live.

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Local expertise

Leverage local HR and legal expertise so you can provide an exceptional employee experience, anywhere.

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"Prior to using Oyster, employing anyone outside the UK was a nightmare for us... now it's super fast and painless."

Tilly Firth
Head of People & Talent

"We've used Oyster to hire and onboard employees in 10 different countries and we would not have been able to grow that quickly without Oyster."

Jessica Silva
Director of People

"Oyster's one-stop solution has enabled us to tap into the global talent pool quickly and easily."

Paul McGuire

Backed by leaders of the best distributed teams and products in the world

Meet some of Oyster's Angel Investors

Meet some of Oyster's Angel Investors

Jeff Shiner, CEO

Andrey Khusid, CEO

Matt Mullenweg, CEO

Joe Thomas, CEO

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Grow and take care of your global team from a single platform

  • Compliant contracts in a few clicks
    Generate locally compliant employee and contractor agreements in 180+ countries.
  • Seamless employee onboarding
    100% online onboarding and document storage in the Oyster Platform.
  • Benefits and Equity for global employees
    Online enrollment to Oyster Health; plus equity packages for your team.
  • Effortless global payroll
    Pay global employees and contractors with a few clicks in a single, aggregated invoice.
  • Partners from the beginning
    On demand support from our team of local HR and Legal experts, anytime and anywhere.

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Our free plan includes:

2 contractors

Hire and pay up to two contractors in 180+ countries for free.

Oyster Academy

Training to optimize your team communication and collaboration processes so you can get more.

Legal starter pack

Customizable employment agreements so you don't have to start hiring from scratch.

Distributed hiring tools

Employment cost calculator, contractor risk assessment, country profiles, and more.

The future is distributed

Oyster opens up a whole new world of distributed teams and opportunities, where companies can hire brilliant people, wherever they are in the world. It’s better for business. Better for people. And better for the planet.

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Oyster is distributed

The Oyster team is fully distributed across 30+ countries and 5 continents. We believe in the power of a diverse team of A-players spread across time zones—and we’re here to help you grow and take care of yours.

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