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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 most entertaining, mobile shopping marketplace.

Combining the engagement of a game with the economics of a marketplace, Tophatter is redefining ecommerce. Tophatter generates over $300 million of annual Gross Merchandise ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is 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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Ashvin Kumar
31 Ratings
  • Helpful (5)

    "Amazing Company + Great experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tophatter full-time


    Rapid growth - The company has very loyal users and has now expanded internationally. Growth prospects are promising.

    Thoughtful leadership - Executive team is transparent and makes effort to explain decision rationale. Leadership also pays close attention to the employee experience.

    Innovative business model - Discovery marketplace model of e-commerce is future-proof


    Not many. If you're expecting a cushy job there are better places to find one.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up

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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



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Getting an Interview




  1. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Tophatter (San Francisco, CA) in June 2018.


    First, it was an HR call with behavioral questions, then I received a call for the technical screen. The technical screen was not that hard and constitutes multiple basic data structures and algorithms questions.
    After 2 days I received an invitation to come On-site in San Francisco. There were 5 1:1 interviews with technical, design, behavioral and troubleshooting questions. I had done well in the technical portion but I think I made some mistakes in the design questions. But overall the experience is good and the interviewer was friendly.
    Very next day, I received an email that I haven't been selected, but, that's okay, I guess I learned my lesson to prepare more about design questions.

    Interview Questions

    • - Why do you want to join this company?
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