Lemon.io is a freelance marketplace offering over 300 vetted developers from 26 European countries for Western startups. Before the COVID pandemics, it was based in Kyiv, Ukraine. As of now, its 40+ employees operate from all over the world.
The company was founded in 2016 in Kyiv by Anvar Azizov, Vasyl Dzesa, and Alexander Volodarsky as a small startup called Coding Ninjas. Right from the start, it began working as “Uber for developers”: a small pool of pre-vetted specialists closed minor, mainly WordPress-related tasks. Subsequently, more requests for full-time specialists appeared, and the company decided to alter its working mode.
In 2020, Coding Ninjas went through radical changes and complete rebranding. It emerged as Lemon.io, a full-fledged marketplace of vetted developers with Sales, Matching, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition, Marketing, and Customer Success departments.
What makes us different?
- Vetted developers become our developers. We find them clients, arrange interviews, follow their future cooperation — and don’t take any commission.
- We help our specialists sell their skills in the most beneficial way. We value their feedback and know that it’s one of the cornerstones of our reputation.
- In addition to arranging job interviews, we assist our coders with composing beneficial CV’s, present them accordingly, and offer useful interview tips beforehand.
- Our billing system is pretty transparent. Programmers don’t pay any commission. Customers pay the developer’s rate plus a commission for Lemon.io. This model eliminates the frustration of several payments in a row and suits everyone.