40+ Startups With Remote Teams in 2021

You might be thinking that managing a startup company on a remote scale would be incredibly difficult. However, remote work is definitely the way of the future, and most remote teams find considerable success by building a remote work environment. With this worldwide pandemic still affecting us, remote work is creeping into more and more industries around the globe, making it easier for individuals to get their work tasks done from anywhere in the world.

Contrary to some beliefs, remote work is compensated similarly or higher than typical office work. Mostly due to nature of work which is possible remote, or as employers are spending less on office environment and have to compensate teams to setup home offices.

Remote work is becoming so popular that many startups are building the foundation of their company with a completely remote team. However, all remote startups are not created equal. Some have made this transition smoother than others; the article below includes 11 of the most successful and innovative startups around the world currently operating with partial or fully remote teams. These startups prove that a physical meeting place is not required to build a successful company run by a successful team of individuals.

1.  Gruntwork

Gruntwork - a starting with remote team setup.

The Company

Gruntwork, a startup in the software industry, began in 2016 with two major goals. The first being to simplify and improve the process to build, understand and deploy software. The second being to build a company culture in which interesting people work on interesting projects, and generally lead interesting lives.

They believe that software is a fundamental part of our society; almost as fundamental as sliced bread. However, software is extremely difficult to build and only a small portion of people in the world have the knowledge and experience to build software. Gruntwork DevOps software, tackles the process of simplifying the deployment, testing, monitoring and scaling phases of software development. Their overall goal is to build DevOps practices that can be used by all.

The Remote Team

Gruntwork has employees located in Berlin, Dublin, Fremont, Helsinki, Lagos, London, Phoenix and others. They operate on a fully remote scale.

Company Information

For more about Gruntwork visit their website or check out their Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter.

2.  CodeControl

The Company

Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, CodeControl helps match on-demand freelancers with companies looking to hire out additional help. For example, if your company is looking for someone to help with web development, CodeControl will match you with a freelancer that has experience within that industry. 

Rather than going out of the way to find the right team of developers or freelancers at a startup, CodeControl streamlines the process, matching companies with the right set of experts. The freelancers at CodeControl get to choose what projects they would like to work on, for as long as they want. Likewise, CodeControl matches their clients with the talent best suited for that company’s needs.

The Remote Team

CodeControl’s employees work where, when and however suits them. With flexible working hours and the ability to work anywhere, CodeControl has team members located all around the world.

Company Information

For more about CodeControl, visit their website or check out their LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter.

3.  Sleeknote

The Company

Founded in Denmark, Sleeknote is a startup which aims to help e-commerce brands dominate the user experience game while also engaging website visitors. What sets Sleeknote apart from the competition is that they allow e-commerce companies to customize how they want to engage with customers on their website. 

Businesses in the online and e-commerce realm secure and maintain leads through Sleeknote’s unique and converting web popups. Their company slogan is, “Say goodbye to annoying popups. Engage your visitors with on-site messages.”

The Remote Team

Sleeknote operates on the belief that the best talent does not always reside in your own city. With that said, Sleeknote operates on a remote team and hires employees based on potential, not just experience. 

Company Information

For more about Sleeknote & available remote careers, visit their website or check out their Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook or YouTube.

4.  MailerLite

Mailer Lite startup logo.

The Company

Based in Lithuania, MailerLite is one of the fastest growing SaaS businesses throughout the world, according to Saas Magazine. MailerLite originally started as a web design agency, and just a few short years later transitioned into email marketing. 

Their primary goal is to help businesses grow powerful and simple email marketing to increase growth of businesses. 984,321 businesses, freelancers and startups use MailerLite for email marketing; They send over 1 billion emails per month for their clients.

The Remote Team

Though their headquarters are located in Lithuania, they have a team of 96 individuals working in over 16 countries, including the United States, Germany, France, Mexico, Thailand and Bali. MailerLite believes their international team helps them to better serve their international clients.

Twice a year, MailerLite’s remote team meets together in person for workations all over the world in places such as Sweden, Morocco and Panama.

Company Information

For more about MailerLite, visit their Jobs website page or check out their Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn

5.  DesignLab

The Company

Located in San Francisco, DesignLab offers an online learning platform where they pair a design expert with a student to teach the student UX/UI design technique and skills. The expert acts as a mentor to the student, providing him or her with hands-on projects to work on and excellent feedback to help the student improve and achieve his or her potential in design.

DesignLab’s overall company mission is to empower creators. Because people spend over 60% of their lives at work, DesignLab believes an individual should be passionate about what they do and have the resources to become good at what they are passionate about, without crippling student debt. The company has over 9,000 students enrolled with over 400 industry professionals from some of the best companies in the world. Over 300,000 projects have been submitted by students enrolled in DesignLab.

The Remote Team

DesignLab describes its team as a, “distributed team of creators and doers located across the globe.” Its mentors and team members work from a variety of locations.

Company Information

For more information about DesignLab, visit their website, or check out their Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or YouTube.

6.  Uscreen

The Company

Headquartered in Washington D.C., Uscreen is a company that monetizes and distributes video content for startups to Fortune 500 companies. Uscreen built a robust all-in-one video monetization and distribution platform with over 11,000 companies and creators that use the platform to monetize their video content. Uscreen is used in over 195 countries around the globe. 

The Remote Team

Uscreen describes itself as location-independent and has a team of over 50 people located all around the world. Employees live in the United States, Europe, New Zealand and beyond. 

Company Information

To learn more about Uscreen, check out their website or follow them on YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

7.  Toggl

Toggl is a time-tracking startup with fully remote teams.

The Company

Based in Estonia, Toggl is a company which offers time tracking, project planning and hiring tools to over five million users. Toggl Track, one of the company’s three products, encourages productivity by allowing users to track daily activities and optimize workflow processes on an individual and team basis. 

Toggl also offers products called Toggl Plan, which is used for project management, team planning and task management, and Toggl Hire, which is used to effortlessly hire the right candidates for the right positions. 

The Remote Team

Togglers, the chosen name for employees at Toggl, work from over 40 different countries around the world. One of the company’s missions is to help companies effectively manage their team and work from anywhere around the world. 

Company Information

To learn more about Toggl, visit their website or follow them on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter.

8.  Shogun

The Company

Shogun is an ecommerce platform which provides a drag and drop website builder to help companies create unique experiences for their customers. Not only does the platform provide premade templates, but it also offers ways to optimize content for conversions. Shogun’s page builder integrates seamlessly with platforms such as Magneto, Shopify, BigCommerce, and Salesforce.

Their mission is to, “help brands create the best ecommerce experiences in the world.”

The Remote Team

Shogun operates with 71 team members located in Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Croatia, Georgia, India, Italy, Jamaica, the Philippines, South Korea, Spain and the United States.

Company Information

For more information about Shogun, visit their website, or follow them on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn.

9.  1Password

The Company

1Password helps companies and individuals alike manage their online passwords. Within 1Password, individuals can securely store their login information to every platform the use online, as well credit card information.

Security and privacy are at the heart of 1Password; they work tirelessly each day to secure customer data and information within their platform.

The Remote Team

1Password also operates with a remote team. They allow their employees to work anywhere in which 1Password has an entity to employ them. They encourage their employees to work at the best time for them, and ask that they check up with their teammates at a core time that works best for everyone.

Company Information

For more information about 1Password, visit their website or check out their social media channels, including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn or Instagram.

10.  Stickermule

The Company

Founded in the small, rural town of Amsterdam, New York, Stickermule creates custom stickers, magnets, labels and tape for a variety of companies. Previous customers of theirs include Google, Github, Netflix, Adobe, Nike, Airbnb, Dropbox, Facebook and Microsoft.

One of Stickermule’s main goals is to provide quality products fast. It only takes 60 seconds to order one of their products, with turnaround in a few days. Each year, they ship their products to companies in over 50 countries.

The Remote Team

Stickermule employees work in over 17 different countries, including Argentina, Bosnia & Herzegovina, the United States, Brazil, Croatia, Canada, France, Finland, Guatemala, Germany, Italy, India, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Slovakia and the United Kingdom.

Company Information

To learn more about Stickermule, visit their website or check out their social media channels, including Instagram, Facebook and YouTube

11.  Bugcrowd

The Company

Bugcrowd manages vulnerability disclosures, bug bounty and next-gen test programs for enterprise organizations. Bugcrowd is successful at what they do because they have a triage team including some of the most trusted and best hackers in the world. Because of what they do, companies can quickly release products into the market with less concerns about security risks.

In 2019, Bugcrowd was recognized for innovation and leadership in the security sector by Fast Company. They have also received over 10 awards since the company was established in 2011.

The Remote Team

Based in San Francisco, Bugcrowd has two other main office buildings in Sydney and London. However, their researchers and bug hunters work remotely from a variety of places around the world.

Company Information

For more information about Bugcrowd, visit their website or check out their social media channels including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

More Remote Team Startups

If you’re interested in learning about more startups operating with remote teams, check out the following as well:

  • Kinsta
  • Airpush
  • Timble
  • Odball
  • Olark
  • Coveralls
  • Taskblitz
  • Proficonf
  • Aubot
  • 10up
  • Arkency
  • Articulate
  • Automattic
  • Buffer
  • Edgar
  • Fire Engine RED
  • FlexJobs
  • Genuitec
  • GitLab
  • Ghost
  • Groove
  • Hubstaff
  • How-To Geek
  • InVision
  • Knack
  • Rocana
  • Scrapinghub
  • Doist
  • Toggl
  • Toptal
  • YNAB (youneedabudget)
  • Zapier
  • RemoteTeam Inc.
  • Boldly

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