I am Julian Green, and I work remotely at my remote meeting startup www.goheadroom.com
This is my fifth tech startup. CEO = Chief Everything-no-one-else-wants-to-do Officer
Headroom enables remote companies to have fewer meetings, and better meetings. We are remote-first, and have people across USA and Mexico at the moment. This summer I will follow my family around and work from Italy and Switzerland.
We started Headroom in early 2020, and Covid hit before we got an office. We never got one! It has been amazing to build a tool that helps us make remote-first work.
No commute. Flexible working times. Quality quiet time for individual work.
I think you can miss out on creating relationships and building team spirit if you don't invest in it. We use Headroom to share meeting highlights with each other (automatically generated!), as one way to keep up with what's going on with the rest of the team.
San Francisco - CA
Paris - France Lake
Tahoe - CA
I like good cafés, good wifi, and access to outdoor activities!
I'd like to connect with family in Australia, and see the parts of the world I have not seen yet in South America, Africa.
Connectivity is key. https://tryroamer.com/blog/how-to-find-an-airbnb-with-fast-wifi has a tool that helps you find AirBnBs with good internet.
Setting clear working hours on Google Calendar if in a different time zone from your team, can be helpful for you and them!
- Google Calendar and Docs/Sheets
- Headroom for virtual meetings + automatic transcripts, notes, highlights etc.
It's not for everyone, but it can be amazing for the right person. So much freedom, so much flexibility.
Whatever my kids want to work on.
Please share if you can.I sold my last startup while staying in a cottage in Wales with no internet. I had to wade through the high tide with my laptop above my head to the local pub, where they left beers out for me on the outside table, since I would work after closing time to sync up with US-based folks, and I used the wifi which reached outside. The negotiations ended successfully when I showed the acquirers on my webcam, that I was outside a pub in Wales in the middle of night.
Julian's Website: https://www.goheadroom.com/
Julian's Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliangreen
Julian's Twitter: https://twitter.com/juliangreensf