23 Companies That Mostly Employ Remote Workers

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Decentralized workforce is key to some of the most innovation-driven companies out there. Instead of hoarding experts in a particular office location, they let staff work from home. This means they can employ experts from around the world and don’t even need to make them relocate. Believe it or not, a relocation for a new potential job is a deal-breaker for many, especially people who settled down and have a family.

Employing remote workers is similar to bringing people from different locations into a virtual team. The only difference is that instead of being in different office buildings, staff is scattered around the globe forming a virtual team with as many locations as the team has members.

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Is remote staffing a startup trend?

We asked our followers on Twitter where they would prefer to work and we got the following results. Before the 31st of July 2017 you’ll need to vote in order to see the results. After the poll has been closed, the results will be visible for all without voting.

Who’s big in employing remote workers?

Here is a list of 23 companies who embrace remote working with the majority of their staff. From having a first and second look, we can tell that most of these are somehow related to software development, many are from the US and all of them are fairly young companies, with the oldest being founded in 2005.

Name Category Year Founded Funding Amount (USD) HQ City, Country
Automattic Blogging Platforms 2005 $317,300,000 San Francisco, US
Sococo Collaboration Software 2007 $12,258,618 San Jose, US
GitHub Software Development 2008 $350,000,000 San Francisco, US
Ushahidi Software Development 2008 $2,095,740 Orlando, US
TeamSnap Sports App 2009 $47,577,276 Boulder, US
Plex Media App 2009 $11,000,000 Los Gatos, US
Parsely Analytics Software 2009 $6,052,753 New York, US
DataStax Enterprise Software 2010 $190,000,000 Santa Clara, US
Buffer Social Media Software 2010 $3,900,000 San Francisco, US
InVision UX Design 2011 $135,200,000 New York, US
Help Scout Customer Service 2011 $12,980,147 Boston, US
Trello Task Management Software 2011 $10,340,000 New York, US
Zapier Software Development 2011 $1,300,000 Mountain View, US
I Done This Task Management Software 2011 $380,000 San Francisco, US
StudySoup Social Media Software 2012 $2,106,349 San Francisco, US
Doist Task Management Software 2012 $40,000 Santiago, Chile
Seeq Analytics Software 2013 $12,189,731 Seattle, US
Timely Time Management Software 2013 $1,100,000 Oslo, Norway
TaxJar Tax Software 2013 $600,000 San Diego, US
Blossom Internet of Things 2013 $102,600 Irvine, US
GitLab Software Development 2014 $25,620,000 San Francisco, US
NodeSource Software Development 2014 $15,571,708 San Francisco, US
Teleport Search Engine 2014 $2,500,000 Palo Alto, US

What do you think? Is this the future? Good bye to office culture? Are we going to stick to collaboration software to work together or perhaps immerse in VR office locations and kind of work near each other but not in reality? I would love to hear what you think. Please share your thoughts below in the comment section!

Photo credit: Kathy Ponce
Source: Crunchbase

Christopher Isak

Christopher Isak

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