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Start-ups Pushing Remote Working

Aug 31, 2021

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For many companies, workers are expected to return to the office as soon as possible, and it's unlikely that any kind of remote working will continue. However, there are lots of emerging start-ups that see remote working as part of the future and are ensuring that their staff get the support and technology they need to be able to work from home.

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For a growing number of people, remote work offers excellent benefits that working from the office can't provide. Workers can set their own flexible schedules, and there are no long commutes. Some research suggests that people are much more productive when working from home, part of the reason why so many start-ups are now pushing to promote it.

In this article, we'll be listing some of the biggest and most interesting start-ups that not only allow their employees to work remotely but also help to encourage other firms to do the same. Some of these companies are tech innovators looking to make remote work more accessible, while others are simply happy to gain the productivity boost of happy and motivated employees.

Papaya Global offers an automated global payroll platform that allows companies to easily manage and pay remote workers all over the world. The platform supports all types of workers including payroll, EOR and contractors, making it perfect for any business looking to expand and gain an international remote workforce. Their solution is now used by more than 500 different companies winning awards from Deloitte, Visa and Gartner.

While payroll is a major headache for companies with remote workers in different countries, the solution offered by Papaya helps them to manage their global workforce while remaining compliant with the rules, regulations, and tax codes of the countries they operate in. offers more information about their services and work.


Vanessa Tierney and Ben Wainwright, both from Wexford, established Abodoo in 2017. The concept behind the company was that new technologies and more flexible working conditions would enable more individuals to work remotely. Three years later, their start-up has evolved into one of the most popular remote working tools and has achieved a huge amount of success.

Abodoo is a platform that allows anyone looking for remote or flexible employment to create a free skills profile that connects them to available opportunities and businesses that are hiring. It was previously featured in our Startup of the Week series. Employers can post new job openings and connect with people who fulfil the qualifications.


Eloops is a Tel Aviv-based employee engagement platform developed in 2017. It allows employees to connect and engage with one another in a way that is missing from a lot of remote working positions. Higher engagement can lead to better productivity and results. Employees can post stories, experiences, and polls and surveys to gain feedback from co-workers on an internal social media platform established by the team.

The platform can also be used to send customised emails, SMS messages, and push notifications, as well as track their success and impact. Eloops includes tools for training staff remotely, as well as a collection of virtual team-building activities, including challenges and games, that aim to make remote work more exciting and rewarding.


Slab is a remote workplace knowledge centre that seeks to enable teams of remote workers to keep track of shared learning and documents. Anvisha Pai, Chengyin Liu, James Hsi, and Jason Chen co-founded the Startup, which has already over 3,000 customers, including Asana and Ticketmaster.

Users can collaborate, engage, and comment on papers in real-time or search across all integrations using the platform's search engine. Engineering teams, operations teams, and sales teams, among others, can use Slab to make remote work easier. One of the big advantages of this platform is the fact that it can be integrated with other services, including Figma, Google Drive, Slack, Wrike, YouTube, Zendesk and many more.


Whilst remote working and distributed teams preceded COVID-19, the pandemic has without question accelerated the growth of remote working. If people can work from their homes, then employees can be hired everywhere and anywhere. Remote working is here to stay and these highlighted start-ups are making it easy for all companies to adopt this model.

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