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Tophatter Overview

San Francisco, CA
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
General Merchandise & Superstores
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Tophatter is the world’s fastest, most entertaining marketplace for mobile shoppers.

With the engagement and psychology of a game and the economics of a marketplace, Tophatter is redefining eCommerce. Tophatter generated over $300 million of GMV in ... Read more

Mission: To spark moments of fun and fulfillment.

Company Updates

  • We were featured in Fortune Magazine

    This E-Commerce Startup is Profitable and Raised New Cash

    Early stage startups that achieve profitability are a rarity in Silicon Valley. Tophatter, a startup you have probably never heard of, may be an exception. The San Francisco-based startup, which has quietly been building a mobile e-commerce marketplace, says it's profitable but declined to say by how much.

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Tophatter – Why Work For Us?

Fast & Fun

Tophatter's mission is to spark moments of fun and filfillment.

We're building the shopping destination for the mobile era—a live, entertaining discovery experience that gets better each time you use it.

Tophatter is funded by leading Silicon Valley venture capital firms, including Goodwater Capital, August Capital and CRV. We are based in San Francisco and Shanghai, China.

When it comes to culture, collaboration and high energy sit at the core of Tophatter's team’s spirit—everyone is ready to jump in and solve problems as they arise. The work environment is energizing, and the word “no” is rarely uttered. The reason for this all-hands-on-deck approach is that the entire team is truly passionate about the Tophatter product—and we're looking for people who share our excitement to help make a difference as part of the team.

Benefits & Perks

Health Insurance

Comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage. We cover 100% of premiums.

Retirement Savings

We offer traditional 401(k) and Roth plans to help you save for retirement.

Wellness & Health

Subsidized gym membership for Equinox sportsclubs and annual in-office biometric screenings & flu shots.


We have an unlimited, open vacation policy. Take the time you need.

Never Go Hungry

Delicious daily lunches and free snacks in the office.

Get Here Easily

We offer a monthly commuting subsidy to help you get to work.

Meet Nancy, one of our favorite customers.

Tophatter Reviews

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Tophatter full-time (Less than a year)


    Great leadership + management
    Freedom to tackle projects on your own
    Amazing company culture
    Unlimited PTO!
    Support in career growth


    Could be more competitive in employer matching for retirement

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work! I love the direction you're taking to make Tophatter a more successful business!

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Tophatter Photos

Tophatter photo of: Our hard working Customer Service and Trust and Safety team, winners of the 2014 Penny Wars fundraiser in support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Light the Night Walk.
Tophatter photo of: Brainstorming at All-Hands
Tophatter photo of: The best view of the SF Bay is on it.
Tophatter photo of: Celebrating wins... we're on a boat!
Tophatter photo of: Saying thanks to team members on the Wall of Gratitude.
Tophatter photo of: The Magic Wall of Customer Quotes
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Tophatter Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview




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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview


    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Tophatter.


    The initial step is a phone screen, which I skipped because of the recruiter I came through. The onsite was a practical, well-rounded, transparent process. I was told in advance that the interview would be in three parts - a bug squash, a small project, and a refactoring exercise. The interviewers were friendly and available to answer questions or provide minimal hints, but did not hover or jump in with impatient hints. The interview was challenging, but felt like a more fair assessment of how I would do on the job than white boarding algorithms.

    Interview Questions

    • Read an issue on an open source project, clone the buggy version of the repo, and attack the bug locally.   Answer Question
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