Oyster is an easy-to-use software-based employment platform that lets you offer your valued international team members the experience they deserve, without the usual headaches or the expense.

Oyster makes it easy to hire, pay, and give great benefits to your distributed team around the world.

Oyster was founded in 2019 by Tony Jamous and Jack Mardack. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California.


Oyster is a distributed talent enablement platform that lets companies hire, manage payroll, and give local benefits to their full-time employees anywhere in the world.


Oyster's SaaS based solution makes it easy for companies to extend full-time, full-fledged employment, with all the benefits and perks, to their valued workers anywhere in the world. Currently in early-access, Oyster is a fully remote company with a diverse, globally-distributed team.


Oyster has raised $4.2M in a Seed round on April 21, 2020. The investment was led by Connect Ventures, with participation from Sorenson Ventures, Kima Ventures, and Transferwise Co-founder and Chairman, Taavet Hinrikus, among others.



  • Year founded: 2018
  • Funding Info: $4.2M over 1 Round (Funding Type: Seed- Series Unknown)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 11-50
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: San Francisco
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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