18 episodes

Tune in to Remote and Friends to hear entrepreneurs share the strategies, secrets, and hacks that have allowed them to launch and scale partially or fully distributed companies. Whether you’re an employee or founder, remote work poses unique challenges while offering amazing benefits—learn from others’ successes and failures so you can survive and thrive through the changing landscape.

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Tune in to Remote and Friends to hear entrepreneurs share the strategies, secrets, and hacks that have allowed them to launch and scale partially or fully distributed companies. Whether you’re an employee or founder, remote work poses unique challenges while offering amazing benefits—learn from others’ successes and failures so you can survive and thrive through the changing landscape.

    How a focus on people ops from the start helped The Sill grow a healthy organization with Eliza Blank

    How a focus on people ops from the start helped The Sill grow a healthy organization with Eliza Blank

    With the goal of bridging the gap between people and plants, The Sill has faced challenges running a company with a perishable product. CEO Eliza Blank shares how brick-and-mortor stores have helped them better serve the needs of modern day customers and how building people ops early has helped them grow a healthy company culture. 

    • 22 min
    Learn how HelpScout used kindness and core values to build out the HR department that helped them scale from 10 to over 100 fully distributed team members in less than five years with their 12-Step Remote Hiring Process with Becca Van Nederynen

    Learn how HelpScout used kindness and core values to build out the HR department that helped them scale from 10 to over 100 fully distributed team members in less than five years with their 12-Step Remote Hiring Process with Becca Van Nederynen

    After experiencing a pain point in customer communication, HelpScout founders identified a need for a product that serves small businesses. They’ve scaled from 10 to 100+ in the last 5 years using a 12-step remote hiring process and fine-tuning everything from setting new employees up for success in the onboarding phase to making terminations as clear and kind as possible.

    • 35 min
    How autonomous technology can help end hunger and feed the future with Igino Cafiero of Bear Flag Robotics

    How autonomous technology can help end hunger and feed the future with Igino Cafiero of Bear Flag Robotics

    Igino Cafiero noticed his friends were having a tough time finding labor for their agricultural business, and he'd seen the same thing first hand with his in-laws' mining business as well. With his software background, he set out to create autonomous technology that could help. Learn how Bear Flag Robotics tackled the process of building safe, reliable machines and tapped into their ideal market by listening more and pitching less.

    • 21 min
    The story of TomboyX, the first gender-neutral apparel company: how a wife-and-wife team has thrived in a difficult industry by being customer and values obsessed with Fran Dunaway

    The story of TomboyX, the first gender-neutral apparel company: how a wife-and-wife team has thrived in a difficult industry by being customer and values obsessed with Fran Dunaway

    Recognizing a need for high quality, gender-neutral apparel, Fran Dunaway and her wife + cofounder created TomboyX to allow for being unapologetically who you are. Learn about their investors, the company’s long and steady approach to growing a brand, and the importance of treating everyone in the supply chain fairly. Use the code KATE!% to get 15% off your order at TomboyX.com through April 1.

    • 27 min
    This direct-to-consumer genetic sequencing company wants to make understanding your genes as simple as ordering an Uber, with Dennis Grishin of Nebula

    This direct-to-consumer genetic sequencing company wants to make understanding your genes as simple as ordering an Uber, with Dennis Grishin of Nebula

    When he noticed that the technology to sequence genomes was severely under-untilized, Dennis Grishin and his Nebula cofounders sought out a way to bring this straight to consumers. Find out how they built their company to keep their users apprised of breaking scientific discoveries that may relate to their own genetics and overall health.

    • 20 min
    How the desire to work + travel simultaneously built a business that employs 100 people worldwide w/ Sam Pessin of Remote Year

    How the desire to work + travel simultaneously built a business that employs 100 people worldwide w/ Sam Pessin of Remote Year

    In distributed work environments, it’s critical to find a way to measure outcomes and results all the way down to an individual level. Same shares how he and his cofounder navigated building a 100+ person global company that has raised 15M from investors by consistently setting and communicating transparent goals company-wide. 

    • 23 min

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