I recently wrote and published the Stripe Atlas Guide to Starting a Remote Company. It’s filled with many lessons I learned (often the hard way) when starting a remote-first startup and hiring distributed teams. Hopefully future founders will find the advice and save themselves a lot of trouble.
I’m enjoying the reactions to the announcement so far.
fun fact: alex previously led engineering for atlas before founding mosey — he knows this stuff better than any human should ever have to!
It’s unfortunate that running a small company with even just a few remote employees in the US is so complicated… but alas it is.
Some examples of the pain: https://mobile.twitter.com/philfreo/status/1152322061228027904 https://mobile.twitter.com/philfreo/status/1171610718153691137 https://mobile.twitter.com/andreasklinger/status/1201952615723978752 https://mobile.twitter.com/sleeplessgeek/status/1201958542594453509
Also pretty genius to write about how complicated this all is while also providing the solution. I haven’t tried @moseyworks but it looks great!
This is an excellent and practical guide and although US focused, is a proxy for setting up remote first companies anywhere