11 Startups that offer the best Remote Startup Jobs
Written by: Hrishikesh Pardeshi, Founder at Flexiple, buildd & Remote Tools.
Last updated: Jan 19, 2023
Remote startups are a great place to build upon an existing skill set, learn new things and take on a lot of responsibilities. Because startups usually have a small team, you'll get to wear several hats and gain valuable insights into the inner workings of the business.
Remote startup jobs are often filled with new challenges and possibilities. Not only will you be able to work remotely when you want, but you will also enjoy increased productivity and save time on commutes. So in this article, let's take a look at some of the companies that are offering remote startup jobs.
"I can never understand why startup founders hesitate to hire remote employees, contractors or part-time experts. If you have to beat large companies in the war for talent, you need to hire smartly."
Hrishikesh Pardeshi, Co-founder & CTO, Flexiple
Flexiple is an exclusive network of top freelance developers & designers. The company enables scaling startups to work with the top 1% of freelance developers & designers vetted through a multi-stage screening process.
Flexiple is a fully remote company and is hiring for multiple remote roles. In addition to a highly competitive pay and benefits, the company also offers support for setting up a home office.
"Remote is not a challenge to overcome. It's a clear business advantage."
Victor, Product Manager, GitLab
GitLab is a web-based Git repository that provides free open and private repositories, issue-following capabilities, and wikis.
GitLab is the world's largest all-remote company with over 1,300 team members distributed all across the world. Being one of the pioneers of remote working, they have published their remote working handbook which contains all the details necessary to run a remote company. The company allows its employees to work asynchronously and also provides perks such as health insurance and home office stipends.
“It’s one of my life missions to have more companies be distributed. It’s good for the environment. It’s good for opportunity. It’s good for the economy.”
Matt Mullenweg, CEO, Automattic
Automattic is a prominent web development company known for building WooCommerce, WordPress.com and Jetpack. WordPress is used by around 40% of all the websites on the internet.
Automattic is hiring for hundreds of open positions across more than 70 countries. The company has an open leave policy and provides reimbursements for learning resources. They also provide home office setup and coworking allowances.
“It is my belief that working to develop a great remote working culture is an investment that will pay dividends for decades to come.”
Joel Gascoigne, CEO, Buffer
Buffer provides a platform that helps users manage their social accounts and to schedule posts to Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest. Buffer is an open startup and is transparent about its revenue and employee salaries.
Buffer has around 130 employees distributed globally. The company has a 4-day workweek policy (Fridays are off) and every employee must take at least a 3-week vacation per year.
“We started as a side project… and side projects can’t afford offices. So we’re kind of working via coffee shops, our apartments, wherever we could get the job done.”
Wade Foster, CEO, Zapier
Zapier is a software that connects applications and automates tasks and workflows. Zapier empowers anyone to integrate their apps and automate work, without writing any code.
Zapier has a fully distributed team, where employees can work autonomously and communicate asynchronously. Along with a competitive compensation, the company also holds retreats twice a year where employees engage in activities such as crafting, basketball, karaoke, and rock climbing.
“A key aspect of Toggl culture is trust. There’s no micromanagement. We place a huge amount of trust in our employees, and we measure the outcomes rather than the work itself.”
Alari Aho, CEO, Toggl
Toggl is a software that offers online time tracking and reporting services. Toggl is mostly used to track work hours, personal projects, or billable hours.
Toggl has been fully remote since 2014 and hires employees globally. Toggle offers reimbursements for co-working space membership or internet service at home. The company also provides a laptop and a €2,000 budget to set up your home office.
“Strong remote work cultures can make people feel physically together, even though they’re physically apart.”
Taso Du Val, CEO, Toptal
Toptal is a network of the world's top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on-demand. Toptal has over 600 core team members in 70+ countries, all distributed across the world.
Toptal lets you work anywhere you want, on your own terms. The company also offers a flexible time-off policy.
“We don’t care if they work a traditional 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. It’s up to them. We hopefully do a good job of onboarding them and making sure that they understand what their role is.”
Mark Faggiano, CEO, TaxJar
TaxJar is a software company that helps eCommerce sellers manage sales tax.TaxJar is all about creating simple solutions and leveraging technology to solve complicated sales tax issues.
TaxJar offers remote startup jobs in the US currently. The company allows you to work remotely, from wherever you want, and also offers some unique perks such as free Spotify and Amazon Prime memberships. They provide unlimited vacation time and company retreats twice a year.
#9: Help Scout
“When we started Help Scout, I don’t remember any of us making a conscious decision to build a fully remote company. It was more of a survival strategy.”
Nick Francis, CEO
Help Scout is a cloud-based help desk software. The company provides an email-based customer support platform and a knowledge base tool for customer service professionals.
Help Scout has around 110 people working from 80+ cities around the world. The company provides semi-annual retreats at global locations like Portugal, Mexico, and Spain. Employees also get an opportunity to become shareholders.
#10: Chili Piper
“We have Zoom, Slack, and a myriad of other collaborative tools — do we really need the in-person water cooler meetings?”
Vandenberghe, CEO, Chili Piper
Chili Piper offers a suite of scheduling tools that help revenue teams convert more leads into qualified meetings.
You can work wherever you want in the world, as long as you show up on their weekly all-hands meeting on Zoom. Chili Piper currently has 75 employees spread across 18 countries, all working remotely. The company also offers perks such as unlimited vacations, health insurance, equipment/software/tech that you need to do your job, and even a WeWork membership.
“Our remotes keep us close to our customers, which is key to building great products.”
David Singleton, CTO, Stripe
Stripe is an online payment processing platform that allows businesses to send and receive payments over the internet. Stripe is also one of the fastest-growing startups with its latest funding round, making it the most valuable US startup.
Stripe offers remote startup jobs for people based out of North America across functions such as engineering, product management, data science. Stripe offers 21 days of PTO, gym/ wellness memberships, and as well as maternity and paternity leaves.
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