Welcome to an insight into our colourful journey so far.

Peter, our Founder & CEO leaves Google and starts Lystable

Lystable was born out of frustration - frustration over the way we all work together. At Google, our founder Peter wanted to create awesome work and more often than not this meant relying heavily on freelancers. Yet his team wasn’t equipped for this way of working. Everything from finding freelancers, through to onboarding them, integrating them into his workflow and tools, right through to getting them paid, was painful. So he set out to solve a problem.

2014
November

Peter leaves Google and starts Lystable as a solo founder, joining the Techstars London accelerator program.

December

Peter raises $500k in seed funding from Mark Evans and Richard Fearn and sets out to build the team

2015
March

The first Lystable team members join; our CTO Fergus, Head of Sales Akosa, and Matan, our first engineer.

May

Peter Thiel invests $1.5m in Lystable backing the future of work and the freelancer economy.

Peter Thiel
August

Lystable launches it’s first pilot product with 10 customers, ranging from design agencies to ecommerce giants.

December

Lystable places 3rd in the TechCrunch Disrupt London competition.

Lystable at Techcrunch Disrupt
2016
January

Lystable hits 10 people and finishes the year with 60 companies managing 10,000 freelancers through the app

June

Lystable finds product market fit and growing 20% mom, raises an $11m Series A from Valar Ventures and Goldcrest Capital.

September

Lystable brings on Max Levchin as an investor and opens San Francisco office hiring a team of six.

Mac Levchin

Meet some of the team

At Lystable, we believe that work as we know it is undergoing a profound change. Every day, people around the world are getting things done on more flexible, more dynamic, more variable, and more distributed terms.

Peter Johnston

Founder and CEO
San Francisco

Fergus Doyle

CTO
London

Jess Meyer

Customer Success Manager
London

Courtney Grant

CFO
London

Mar Bartolomé

Engineer
London

Akosa Melifonwu

Sales Director
London

Chris Pearce

Front-end Engineer
London

Fraser Hopper

Head of Operations
London

Khadija Djait

Customer Success Manager
London

Our Investors

Valar Ventures
Valar Ventures
Toba Capital
Toba Capital
Backed
Backed
Techstars
Techstars
Kindred
Kindred
Playfair Capital
Playfair Capital
SciFi VC
SciFi VC
Glynn Capital
Glynn Capital