与Gusto不同，Remote Team是一家处于早期阶段的创业公司。例如，Crunchbase只有关于其历史和资本筹集的一丝数据。在Gusto首席执行官Josh Reeves看来，Remote Team大约处于创业的A轮阶段。撇开目前的筹资趋势不谈，这意味着这家较小的公司可能有客户，并且有一个刚刚起步的市场推广计划。
不管我们对目前后期独角兽市场的看法如何，Gusto可以为Remote Team提供一些简单地筹集更多资金所不能提供的东西，即规模。根据Remote Team首席执行官兼创始人Sahin Boydas的说法，将他的公司卖给Gusto是有意义的，因为它可以提供比筹集更多私人资金更多的全球企业足迹，而不是让初创公司自己去筹集。
The story behind RemoteTeam and how a remote world became a reality.
10 years ago I moved to Silicon Valley, after many startups in Istanbul. Throughout these years and following, my startups were run with 100% remote teams. Since settling in Silicon Valley, I’ve met with over 500 investors, and raised from more than 50+ investors. For a long time, when I told investors we were a 100% remote team, most of them told me this was a bad idea. They told me many reasons why it was not a good plan: time zones, communication problems, lack of local creativity, etc. I even heard that remote work will not work. They gave me all the possible reasons why remote work was going to be my ultimate failure. Many people also told me that being a remote company was not going to bring in new investors and might, in fact, deter me from raising more capital. In addition, they told me I would be a company that nobody would want to acquire because larger companies mostly prefer local talent. These comments weren’t just from investors, but also from advisors, partners, and even other entrepreneurial friends of mine. I always felt defeated trying to explain all the benefits of remote work to my colleagues and community including investors. So I continued on knowing in my heart that this was the best approach to building a company and rarely mentioned this fact to investors unless necessary. I was content in going forward knowing my remote team approach was working and frankly, thriving.
RemoteTeam was an idea that came through the lifestyle of our founder Sahin Boydas. He was a remote entrepreneur in Silicon Valley who built and exited companies while working remotely. Sahin saw this trend of remote work, way before it became mainstream, and knew deep down it would become such an important factor for tech companies and competing large companies looking to have an edge against their competition.
Since the early days in Silicon Valley, the atmosphere has changed dramatically in relation to remote work. Investors, partners, advisors, and entrepreneurs now vehemently advocate for remote work, with many of the most successful unicorn companies embracing its advantages.
There’s so much interest and promotion of remote work, that it’s easy to see the 7 environmental factors that led to this boom in remote work culture:
📡 Better internet speed: high-speed internet made a remote living and work possible
🛠️ Tools like Slack and Zoom: platforms allowing group communication and ways to collaborate effectively and efficiently
🏞️ Inadequate and expensive talent in Silicon Valley
💵 The high cost of living in Silicon Valley:💡Thousands of resources and boot camps, which sparked the “self-taught” developer trend and made more talent available around the world: explosive self-taught programs allow anyone in any country to learn on their own given the boot camps guidance.
👩🏿💻 The rise of open source and rise of working together to build software: shared technology platforms allow for better collaboration and sharing of resources for engineers globally..
Remote work is now extensive. Covid expedited many trends in their infancy, and remote work happened to be one of these micro-trends that became completely necessary during Covid and beyond. We also see a more general trend of “talent is everywhere”. It is evolving faster, easier, and cheaper to become a software engineer. Silicon Valley itself cannot provide enough workers for the demand for talent. The number of disruptive startups in multiple categories is growing exponentially, further breaking down the limited resources like engineers required to succeed.
In a short period of time, RemoteTeam grew rapidly. Our team has reached 40 employees and thousands of users. Our dynamic team of 100% Turkish software developers and RemoteTeam's CTO Adam Dilek, who empowers and this team with his many years of experience, are what underlies RemoteTeam's rapid success.
We raised a seed round from notable investors such as Active Capital (lead), Larry Braitman, Adam Nash, Jude Gomila, CapitalX - Cindy Bi, Minal Hasan, IT-Farm, and many others. RemoteTeam became a prominent player in the remote work industry.