Job van der Voort (@Jobvo) is the CEO and one of the founders of Remote.com.
Remote makes it possible to employ anyone, anywhere in the world. Their mission is to simplify how companies employ the best talent globally and to help remote organizations do their best work. They offer services such as international payroll, benefits, taxes, and compliance for businesses big and small - so that they can hire anyone in the world - while outsourcing all the admin & legal work to Remote. Remote's vision is to become the "stripe for (remote) work".
Remote is also among the fastest growing startups globally and is backed by some of the best venture capital investors in the world, such as Index Ventures, Sequoia, General Catalyst, Two Sigma, and many more very accomplished angel investors. Remote recently raised their Series A financing round of $35M.
Before founding Remote, Job worked as neuroscientist, and he was one of the first engineers that joined GitLab. In his role as VP of product, Job was responsible for GitLab's product development and he helped grow the company from 5 to 450+ employees. Today GitLab is one of the largest distributed companies in the world.
How Job entered the world of tech at GitLab
The advantages of remote work
Second order effects of remote work on the world
Best practices for working from home
The origin story of Remote.com
Tips for aspiring entrepreneurs and much more
00:50 -- Intro
03:49 -- Personal intro from Job van der Voort
06:59 -- How Job started as one of the first engineers at Gitlab
07:37 -- Background to Gitlab - What is Gitlab?
08:05 -- Job’s first touchpoints with working for a fully distributed / remote company
10:07 -- Insights into Job’s role at Gitlab as VP of product
11:37 -- Gitlab’s growth and scaling up
12:40 -- Collaboration tools
14:06 -- Advantages of remote work
16:33 - The shift to remote-first from employers perspective
17:56 -- Second order effects of shifting to remote work
20:30 -- Best practices for remote work
24:59 -- The origin story of Remote.com - How remote.com was started
27:45 -- Introduction to what remote.com does
30:35 -- Remote.com’s venture capital fundraise
32:00 -- Customers of Remote.com
33:23 -- Remote.com as stripe for remote work
36:09 -- Job’s vision for remote.com in 5 years
37:19 -- Job van der Voort’s advice for aspiring entrepreneurs and leaptakers
40:39 -- Labor market and demand for remote roles
42:36 -- Book that had biggest personal impact
43:08 -- Job’s favorite remote collaboration tool
44:42 -- Advice to younger self
45:03 -- What courage means to Job
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