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A startup offers a platform for small businesses to rent private offices and conference rooms to employees who work remotely.

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A platform that helps employers manage remote workers. It also provides HR services.

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A startup that makes it easy for companies to manage remote employees.

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A software company that makes a device that allows users to monitor their home energy use and adjust it remotely.

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A startup that wants to bring personalized tutoring to the world’s most remote regions, including rural India.

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A startup that provides a video calling app for doctors so that they can consult with patients remotely

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Idea: A remote workforce management platform

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A "smart home monitoring" startup focused on energy efficiency. It's currently in a pre-launch stage, with a device that allows users to remotely turn off lights and lock doors with a smartphone, and the company says it has acquired $2.4 million in seed funding

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A technology company that offers remote support for small businesses. It has the potential to impact millions of small businesses.

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Internet of Things startup that wants to build a “health-care-in-a-box” for $2,000 that can be plugged into a drone, allowing doctors to give patients remote care.

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A platform that helps businesses and job seekers find and connect with remote teams. Currently, they're working with a company in Brooklyn called Crave that hires people remotely through a third-party site.

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A startup that sells a USB-connected device that allows you to remotely control your home’s lights and television, and allow users to launch and log into apps on their phones.

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A startup that offers a service for people who are working remotely to advise companies on how to adapt to remote workers This is a large market on its own

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A startup that wants to help make remote work more efficient by automating the process of booking a meeting or hiring a new employee.

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A startup that provides a service to help people who are looking to work remotely

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A tool for people to hire employees remotely and manage their payroll for them. It’s currently in a private beta with some 50 employers, including Y Combinator.

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A software platform for remote companies to manage their recruiting processes and gain a more effective applicant tracking.

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A company that offers a platform for delivery of medical supplies to remote and underserved communities.

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 TinyDesk is an online service that lets remote workers have “a desk in their pocket”. This is a product that helps employers manage their remote workers’ desks, and allows employees to take their work with them. The startup is funded by Y Combinator and CRV.

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A startup that will sell you gear that can help you monitor and control your pets remotely, with a focus on helping pet owners in developing countries.

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A company that helps people work remotely by building a platform that helps them easily book conference calls, connect with co-workers, and handle all the other technical details that come with working remotely.

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A platform for hiring experts to provide remote technical support

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A high-tech way to enable people to communicate with their doctors remotely. The company hopes to make that easier for everyone: patients, doctors, and caretakers.

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A platform that connects cars to the internet allowing them to be monitored and repaired remotely.

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A tool that makes it easier to recruit and hire remote workers

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A startup that’s building a tool to help companies create an online studio for virtual, remote teams. The startup wants to help companies have a team wherever they are. It’s a platform for companies without 3D graphics talent to create virtual environments and use them for video conferencing, live training, and more.

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A platform that enables people to buy and sell things like furniture, cars, and apartments, and rent out unused rooms. Borrowers can use the platform’s software to manage the loan, and borrowers can access the property remotely. The platform is currently focused on the UK.

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A provider of hardware and software for smart and connected products. The startup is working on a solution that can control industrial machines remotely via a smartphone app.

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A platform for letting people work remotely from anywhere. Currently working with three companies, including one in New York City.

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A healthcare company that’s working on a way to help doctors and nurses collaborate remotely.

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Productivity tool to help doctors manage their notes and data. Ideal for doctors in a remote location.

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This is a satellite company, which wants to provide connectivity between islands through satellite tech. It’s targeting the Pacific, but it’s also in talks with other remote parts of the globe.

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The company, which is based in Barcelona, is re-imagining how people can work remotely. It offers a cloud based software platform for the organization of remote teams and the ability to interact with coworkers on video.

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A social network for remote companies that let’s you see what your colleagues are working on, see what they’ve been working on in the past, and share feedback.

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A mobile app that allows employees to check in remotely, find their coworkers and learn about their whereabouts, and see how far away they are.

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A “remote company” that makes it easier for teams to work together.

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Helps employees take their work home, work remotely, or set meetings via messenger with up to four people.

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This is a chatbot that’s designed to help you work remotely. It’s currently working with one client in the US, but the company plans to expand to Europe in the coming months.

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A remote meeting solution for companies that want to meet where people are, like coffee shops or bars. The startup is currently focusing on a few dozen US and European locations, but plans to go global in 2018.

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A platform with a web-based portal for doctors to access patient information, allowing them to talk to patients or patients’ families remotely through video conferencing, or call them into their office.

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A company that sells a “robot for your car”, allowing you to schedule deliveries and have them fixed remotely.

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A remote-work solution for business partners and freelancers, letting them work from anywhere. It’s a sort of “Uber for freelancers”, and is based on the idea that most clients don’t want to hire someone for a long-term gig, but instead need someone to tackle a project for a few days or a week at a time.

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A remote worker platform for freelancers, currently operating in the UK

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A cloud-based telemedicine platform, which launched in May and claims to help doctors and patients bridge the gap that currently exists between in person and remote diagnosis and treatment.

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A community that helps remote workers manage their work and stay connected to their co-workers.

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A startup for remote workers and freelancers, connecting your online profile to a database of remote work opportunities.

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A company that makes smart front door locks that can be controlled remotely. The lock can be unlocked from a smartphone app, or from a website.

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A startup that makes a universal remote that can control all the devices in your home

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A startup that launched a few years back that provides remote workers with instant access to their team. It’s now in beta with a few Fortune 500 companies.

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A startup for remote work in the US. It’s building a marketplace for remote workers to work together, with plans to expand to other markets.

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A platform that helps freelancers and remote workers receive payments and manage expenses.

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This is a startup that’s building a ‘smart’ lock that will let you control your home’s lighting remotely.

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A platform to recruit and hire remote developers and designers from any location in the world.

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A startup that helps you communicate with your team remotely, whether it be a conversation, a live video call, or a collaborative whiteboard

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The startup is building an on-demand remote delivery service for restaurant takeout and delivery orders.

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Idea: A startup that makes it easier for people to find job openings in remote areas, with the goal of helping people find family members jobs in different parts of the country.

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The company is building an online platform that aims to help companies and startups find and hire remote workers.

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A startup geared towards recruiting talent in the US. The startup wants to help people find remote jobs in the US and abroad, and connect them with recruiters for employers.

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Blockchain hardware for smart homes. The company wants to build a $200 smart lock that would allow owners to automate their home with blockchain tech that would allow them to unlock the door remotely.

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A startup that helps companies in the most remote areas of the world expand their operations, and most of all, connect with customers.

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A platform to help employers find and hire remote workers. The startup has launched in the UK, and is looking to expand to other countries.

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A company that’s building an online platform for remote teams of people to collaborate remotely, and has already signed up with a dozen companies.

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A company building remote office apps for freelancers.

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“We’re building a smartphone for your toilet.” The startup’s products are a toilet that has sensors and a smartphone app that lets you manage it remotely.

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A platform for co-working, with a focus on helping remote teams work together.

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The startup is building a platform for companies to manage their staff schedules remotely, allowing employees to work remotely anytime, anywhere.

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A startup that provides remote workers with the tools to efficiently monitor, report, and communicate their team’s progress, with the goal of giving managers the ability to manage teams, with less need for face time. The company has raised $1.2 million in funding, and has customers in the UK, Canada, and Australia.

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This startup is building a mobile platform for remote workers. The platform is designed to make it easy for remote workers to manage their work process and be more productive.

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A startup that aims to reduce car theft by using Bluetooth beacons to locate stolen cars, have their owners remotely lock them.

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A social network for remote workers focused on health and fitness.

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An online platform for hiring remote workers. The Atlanta-based startups aims to be the “Uber of remote work”, allowing companies to find and hire remote workers quickly.

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A company that helps companies hire remote employees. It’s currently in private beta.

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 The startup is building a mobile network for remote employees that can use the network to send and receive files, make calls, and respond to email.

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A company that aims to help folks in remote areas join the internet via satellite. It uses a combination of an on-the-ground antenna, GPS location and signal strength, and mobile coverage to triangulate a tower near the user and then send them a tiny satellite modem.

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An iOS app for smart locks that can be controlled remotely through the app or phone camera.

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This startup helps employees work from home, or take meetings remotely, but still get paid for time spent working.

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A startup that aims to make it easier for B2B companies to find and hire remote workers. With an app and a website, HR professionals can find remote workers for their clients.

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A platform that allows users to store and manage their tiny home remotely. It’s like Airbnb for tiny homes.

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 Silent Doctor helps medical professionals find a trained professional to perform a medical procedure remotely.

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This is streamlining the process of managing employees in-person and remotely by making it much easier to communicate with employees, set up meetings, and review schedules. The company is currently piloting with large retailers, and plans to expand to other verticals in the future.

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A workplace for remote teams that includes a Slack-like messaging system and a shared knowledge base

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A company that connects people with remote work opportunities, like telecommuting and remote sales jobs.

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A utility that allows you to control your home appliances remotely and with an app. The company wants to use the same tech to let you control your car like you do your computer, so you can remotely lock and unlock your car (like BMW’s ConnectedDrive feature) or even get notifications when it’s being driven.

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A startup that offers companies and employees a remote access to their company’s data from any device, as long as it's connected to the internet.

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 A company that aims to bring remote tech support to the UK. It’s currently in the midst of an $8.5M seed round led by Union Square Ventures.

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This is a system for delivering healthcare services to remote regions. The mobile app helps healthcare providers manage their clinics, and the system is designed to help them hire and retain staff.

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A home security startup that monitors in-home security cameras and allows customers to turn on their lights or lock their doors remotely. The startup, which has raised a $750k seed round from a variety of investors, is already working with a dozen customers.

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A parking app that uses remote parking sensors to find available parking for drivers.

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A startup that wants to bring affordable, secure storage to small and medium sized businesses. The company is focused on providing remote access to business owners who would otherwise have to pay high prices to store things in their own homes.

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This is a platform that helps companies find and hire remote employees. It’s an expansion of the company’s existing service which it says already serves 2,000 companies.

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A remote support tool for technical and non-technical users

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A startup that helps remote teams organize and automate recurring tech tasks and build shared services.

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A startup that aims to help match talent with companies for remote work.

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A company that provides a remote team management service, helping companies manage their teams from anywhere, at any time.

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A company that’s building a platform for government and non-profit organizations to find and hire remote workers.

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A B2B startup that helps healthcare providers in the US provide remote patient care. Its software enables physicians to manage patients’ appointments and visits.

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A gamified platform for remote employees, enabling companies to manage their systems through gamification.

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An office productivity app for remote workers.

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A tool for mobile, web, and desktop developers to build mobile and desktop apps that can be accessed locally or remotely.

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The founder of this startup grew up in a remote village in India and remembers a time when he was able to get a computer for the family and a year later they were able to get the internet. The founder realized the internet had brought a lot of connectivity to the country, but the next step was to bring connectivity to the millions of people who still didn’t have it. That’s what led him to start Jana, a startup that aims to give 1.5 billion people in India access to the internet.

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The startup is building a digital platform that uses video to help remote workers connect, collaborate and engage with each other.

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A venture that matches businesses with potential employees across remote work platforms.

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A security startup that offers an app that lets users lock their data and perform remote wipe.

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An API for connecting different devices to the same remote control.

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A platform to connect people who want to work remotely with employers who need their help.

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A B2B company working on a daily planner for teams working remotely that will allow them to synchronize their plans, tasks, and notes.

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A remote control for your coffee machine, allowing you to brew the perfect cup every single time.

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A startup that brings together top doctors and nurses in an app, which lets you book appointments, or video chats with doctors and nurses remotely.

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A B2B service helping employers find remote workers with “the best fit” for their job.

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A platform for hiring remote engineers and designers, with a focus on software engineers and designers.

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A personal finance management app that aims to help employees — especially those that work remotely — manage their personal finances.

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A company that helps consultants run remote meetings and make sure they have the right tools to do it.

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 A company that’s building a platform to help tenants and landlords in the US remotely manage properties, including maintenance and repair services, through a web app.

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A subscription-based service that provides remote employees with a $1,000 emergency fund.

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A digital platform that helps companies recruit and hire employees in remote areas, powered by artificial intelligence. The company has brought on nearly 1,000 employees in remote areas, and is now focused on the US.

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LogMeIn is an online business continuity and disaster recovery tool used by businesses and organizations of all sizes. Users can access their computers and data in times of trouble, and moreover, take advantage of its free iPhone/Android apps for remote access and file sharing.

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A remote-working startup that uses AI to help companies with employee scheduling and time management.

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A directory of the world’s best remote job sites, curated by the founders of Remote Year.

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A product that helps freelancers manage their taxes and finances with one central hub, and set up their contract remotely.

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A startup that lets people ask Uber to have their drivers arrive at all kinds of remote locations, including airports, stadiums, and parks.

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A company that makes a tool that enables remote workers to collaborate remotely

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A company that helps employees work remotely, and helps more companies add remote work options to their benefits. It’s a “digital concierge” with a team of 100 employees.

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A “remote work management platform”, helping people manage hundreds of remote workers.

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A company that provides remote workers with a way to manage time-tracking via a chat interface. The startup, which has raised $12 million to date, has raised $13 million since launching in March.

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This company is building a platform for remote employees to share their screen and have feedback on how they’re doing.

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A startup that helps software engineers find remote jobs that match their expertise.

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A remote health care provider that provides “one-stop care” for patients. They’re building a platform that connects doctors to patients and other medical professionals for appointments and referrals, and serves as a concierge for other medical services like supply and delivery.

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A startup that helps people who don’t want to leave their house and travel to a remote server to control their home. For instance, they can open their front door, see if their dog is barking, and see how far away it is from their neighbor’s home.

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A remote brain-computer interface startup, which claims to be cheaper, faster, and more accurate than existing solutions.

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Service that helps manage the day-to-day activities of remote workers.

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Stem is building software to allow pet owners to monitor their animals remotely through a smartphone app.

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A web-based app that allows truckers to both hire and manage their drivers remotely. The company is also working on an app for drivers to manage their trucks remotely, and to improve safety in their trucks.

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This startup is founded by former Google employees and aims to be the “Uber of recruiting”, allowing companies to list their job openings for remote employees.

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A solution for companies to hire, manage, and train remote employees, who can then do their work from anywhere. They’ve raised $1.5M in seed funding.

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A startup that makes it easier to communicate with doctors remotely. Doctors can chat with patients via a smartphone or the web, and can see what prescriptions they’ve already written and what they’re working on right now.

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A local grocery store that lets you order and pay for groceries remotely. The startup has raised $1.6 million.

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A startup that has built an app for companies to manage remote workers. It works as a virtual call center. The client can choose to pay the workers via a direct deposit or via their bank account. The startup says that their product is like a landline, meaning that a worker can use it even if their employer doesn’t pay for the service.

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A platform that allows users to manage their digital life in one location, allowing them to remotely access and manage all of their accounts.

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A “remote headquarter solution” that provides a virtual office for employees who work from home.

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A hiring app that matches candidates with different companies, allowing them to work remotely

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A tool for scheduling remote work sessions. The startup hopes to be a one-stop shop for remote work scheduling, helping companies and remote workers find dates and times that work for everyone.

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A remote employee tracking app that hopes to compete with TopTal and Upwork.

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A startup that has built a tool for hiring and managing remote workers. The startup is in the process of raising a Series A round.

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Idea: A remote work and freelancing platform for knowledge workers. The company says it’s growing at a rate of more than 3,000 new teams joining monthly, with over 5,000 new companies joining quarterly.

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A startup building a platform to host and share videos from remote teams. It’s currently accepting applications.

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A company that’s looking to build a platform that will allow employees to book and bookend meetings remotely. Similar to a service like GoToMeeting or Cisco’s WebEx, but for video meetings.

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A solution for quick communication between remote employees, allowing communication through video calls, screen sharing, and file sharing.

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A startup that helps companies hire remote workers and pay them based on their location. The company uses a “geo-based” algorithm to calculate the worker’s location and estimate their time zone.

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A solution for the challenges of growing a business in a remote location

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This startup develops a product for IT managers to manage computers in a large office by allowing them to remotely control each desk.

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A startup that wants to make it easier to remotely and securely manage and update home and office devices.

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A safety app for remote workers, allowing them to set up online safety alarms.

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A startup that wants to make telecommuting easier by giving employees access to meetings and other tools on their phones, which is especially useful for remote workers.

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A startup with the aim of lowering the cost of delivering medical care to remote regions. The company wants to build a tele-health network where doctors can treat patients remotely.

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A team-building platform for remote teams.

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Idea: A platform for companies to manage their remote, international teams The startup’s main pitch is that its software serves as a better replacement for tools like Slack

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A startup that provides a service where they will find you a remote job for a short period of time

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Idea: A remote digital marketing agency for high-growth tech companies The startup has worked with a few dozen clients since launching last year, and is currently available to startups that are a $1 million in revenue or less

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Idea: A workplace scheduling product for remote work teams

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Idea: Remote payment processing for small companies

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Idea: A company that offers remote workforce management software for businesses that have more than 100 employees

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Idea: A startup that helps companies hire remote employees in an age where “anyone can work from anywhere” The startup claims that it’s already raised $120,000 in revenue, charging $20,000 per month for its services

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Idea: A software company that wants to help businesses hire and train employees for remote work This includes marketing, onboarding, and more

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Idea: A team messaging platform for remote teams. The startup wants to help remote companies and teams coordinate and communicate more easily.

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Idea: A co-working startup for remote workers who want to work together and work in the same place. The company has over 100 members who pay $300/month for access to their

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Idea: A company that wants to help freelancers and remote workers without access to healthcare manage their health. Users take a quiz to determine their health needs, and then the company helps them find affordable ways to take

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Idea: A data-driven chatbot for hiring and managing remote workers and contractors. It’s built for managing teams of freelancers.

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Idea: A startup that helps you hire someone from out-of-town for a local job that you’re willing to pay for their travel if they’re willing to do the job remotely.

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Generate a “voiceprint” of a voice and use it to train a remote worker to sound like someone else

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