Job van der Voort (@jobvo) is the founder and CEO of Remote, the global HR solution for distributed teams, helping businesses manage international payroll, benefits, taxes, and compliance. Remote recently raised a $35M Series A led by Index Ventures, with participation from Sequoia, Aaron Levie (Box), Zach Weinberg (Operator Partners), and Kevin and Julia Hartz (Eventbrite). Two Sigma Ventures, General Catalyst, and Liquid2 are also early investors in the company.
In today’s episode, Job joins Michael Spiro to discuss:
What exactly Remote is and the business’s mission.
The future of distributed teams and remote work.
What growth has looked like at Remote, and how COVID has impacted the business.
How Job has implemented GitLab’s idea of Transparency at Remote.
How Remote differentiates from competition, and how the business can maintain this differentiation over time.
What it was like raising capital amidst COVID.
Advice he has for aspiring founders.
The future of Silicon Valley as distributed workforces grow.
His podcast hoarding nature (& his favorite podcasts).
Item’s mentioned in the episode:
Remote Work Podcast (Job’s old podcast)
Remote Talks Podcast
Job’s favorite podcasts: Reply All, FiveThirtyEight Politics, Accidental Tech Podcast, 99% Invisible
The last business book Job read: The Toyota Way
Book recommendation: The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
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