Is Remote Year real?
Remote Year was founded in 2015 by Greg Caplan and Sam Pessin on the belief that great work can be done from anywhere with an internet connection, and that you’re most creative when you’re inspired by your surroundings. Since then hundreds of hard-working “Remotes” from all over the world have completed our year-long programs. You can meet some of them here and read what they think of their Remote Year experiences here.
In October 2016, we raised a $12 million Series A round from Highland Capital Partners and others, and have been covered by the Wall Street Journal, CNN, the BBC, and other publications. We recently expanded our Remote Year team and now employ more than 100 people across the world. In March of 2017, we organized our first “Future of Work” Summit in Austin, TX. We engaged with leaders of businesses of all sizes to talk about how combining remote work and travel can be used to help develop and retain talented employees.