I worked in traditional offices for a few years before I decided to start working remotely: it has been both awesome and challenging!

Working from anywhere frees you from commuting, it also requires you to be organized and productive, everyday…

So, I created Remotive.io to share my thoughts and learnings, it’s now the largest newsletter on Remote Work.

In two years, we’ve connected with thousands of remote workers and hundreds of remote companies to create the largest database of startups hiring remotely!


Since 2014, Remotive has been featuring Startups working remotely and we felt like sharing our research with everyone.

We’re excited to share with you the latest trends in remote working, along with our Big List of 200 startups companies who are currently hiring remotely!

Two Trends on Startups hiring remotely in 2016

Learning more about over 200 startups hiring remotely is very insightful, here is what we see happening in 2016:

1. From Office Space to Office-as-a-Service (OaaS)

In 2009, a former colleague damaged her thumb due to BlackBerry overuse. It really made me think about how connected we were, and connectivity has only increased ever since!


Technology companies like Slack, Zoom, Trello and many others let us communicate and work from any device at any time.

We’re still able to catch a plane and host a face-to-face meetup to create report!

Given the high-level connectedness during work hours, remote tech cultures use to be always on.

An increasing number of startups are adopting a “work can wait” attitude during off hours to ensure team members maintain a healthy work/life balance.

2. Co-Living: From Livelihood to Lifestyle


Recently, Bloomberg highlighted an example of an ex-Google coder making twice as much after pivoting to the freelancer’s lifestyle.

The data hints at this being a microcosm of a larger trend: Co-living is on the rise!


One case to support this prediction is California-based company Outsite.co gathers like-minded remote workers in Santa Cruz and San Diego to “Get away, get focused: Stay, Work & Play in beautiful places”.


Another being WeWork (valued $16b), who is doubling down on WeLive, we’ll see co-living rapidly progressing in the next year.


What’s inside the Database?


We’ve curated 200+ Remote Startups, including the following details on each:

  • Company website & Twitter: You’ll get to check out startups in as much detail as you want!
  • Company Size: Nearly all listed companies are startups, we decided to add a few larger ones too, for good measure
  • A brief description: Browse through verbatim from various websites to get more familiar with them.
  • CEO Name & Twitter: One of the best ways to get to know a company is through following its founder(s)!
  • HQ location: Most startups featured are registered in the US, we’re also amazed to feature startups from another 20+ countries!


There are many opportunities out there for remote working. Sharing strong values and meeting face to face regularly goes a long way to keep everyone involved and create an enjoyable remote team experience for all!

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Written by Rodolphe Dutel

As a Buffer Product Specialist, Rodolphe spreads the good word about Buffer to current and future users! He is also the founder at Remotive.

  • Hardip

    Amazing, thank you for this! Since coming back from travelling and back to a fixed office, I’ve not quite felt as fulfilled as before — it’s so great to hear that there’s lots of opportunities out there :)

  • Simon Credland

    Hi Rodolphe – this is great. I’ve been working remotely along with a few of my best friends for nearly 10 years. I do get it that it’s not for everyone – but for us, we’re doing the best and most productive work of our lives – this is a great resource – I’ll spread the word and share the links :)

  • Adam Paciorek

    Brilliant post Rodolphe! Thank you for taking the time to put it together, you rock!

  • Emily Rose Dallara

    Fab Fab Fab! Does anyone get much luck applying to the remote working roles? I find just simple lead gen in my field and networking works best for me? What is everyone elses tactic?

  • Elle Morgan

    Hey Rodolphe! Don’t forget Small Improvements – we’re hiring! :) Check us out! http://www.small-improvements.com

  • archie arora

    Great article. thanks for the information.

    Check out my piece here – http://coworkingindiamag.com/upwork-reviews-experienced-freelancers-employers/

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