A curated reference about today's top remote companies

Basecamp

Basecamp

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Basecamp wrote the book on this remote stuff – literally. Jason Fried, CEO, penned Remote: Office Not Required in 2013 and created the We Work Remotely job board. Top notch stuff.

Employees: ~52

Featured perk: 4-day summer work week

Remote first Best-in-class benefits Small Donation matching Profitable Product focus
Automattic

Automattic

San Francisco, California, United States

Automattic is the maker of Wordpress and is led by Matt Mullenweg. “Automatticians” are spread out over 50 countries and communicate entirely on WP blogs and Slack. No email.

Employees: ~542

Featured perk: Paid sabbatical every 5 years

Remote first Best-in-class benefits Medium Travel Steady growth International
Litmus

Litmus

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Litmus makes impressive email marketing tools used by 250k customers, and hosts Litmus Live, an event for the email community. Over half the company is distributed.

Employees: ~68

Featured perk: 28 vacation days

Remote first Best-in-class benefits Small Fast growth Stock options Community
GitHub

GitHub

San Francisco, California, United States

GitHub is home to over 50 million software projects. “Hubbers” are encouraged to be autonomous, practice diversity, and invest in personal health. Over half work remotely.

Employees: ~604

Featured perk: Amazon gift card for books

Remote first Best-in-class benefits Medium Diversity commitment Dev community Autonomy
InVision

InVision

New York, New York, United States

Founded by Clark Valberg in 2012, InVision is a versatile prototyping application beloved by designers at some of the biggest startups and corporations alike.

Employees: ~325

Featured perk: Unlimited Starbucks card

100% remote Startup Medium Fast growth Design community Values
Stack Overflow

Stack Overflow

New York, New York, United States

Stack Overflow, founded by Joel Spolsky and Jeff Atwood, is a premier knowledge base for programmers and much more. They're big on private offices and transparency.

Employees: ~280

Featured perk: Best health insurance available

Remote friendly Best-in-class benefits Medium Continuing ed Dev community Transparency
Customer.io

Customer.io

Portland, Oregon, United States

Customer.io makes a powerful behavioral messaging platform used by over 900 happy customers. Empathy, transparency and responsibility are the core values.

Employees: ~24

Featured perk: Minimum vacation requirement

Remote first Small Startup Product focus Values Email
Olark

Olark

San Francisco, California, United States

Olark makes powerful chat-based customer support software. They use high fives and a handful of thoughtful core values to keep their employees and 12,000+ customers happy.

Employees: ~40

Featured perk: Get paid to go on vacation

Remote first Small Profitable Product focus Values Sustainable
Baremetrics

Baremetrics

Birmingham, Alabama, United States

Baremetrics makes beautiful analytics software for Stripe and other platforms. Founder Josh Pigford speaks regularly about his journey and evangelizes transparency with fervor.

Employees: ~5

Featured perk: “Remote stipend” for anything

100% remote Super small Startup Transparency Product focus Data and analytics
Balsamiq

Balsamiq

Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Balsamiq aims to rid the world of bad software, starting with its powerful wireframing tools. CEO Peldi Guilizzoni is transparent about company metrics and speaks prolifically.

Employees: ~25

Featured perk: Generous profit sharing

Remote friendly Small People oriented Transparency Product focus International
Unsplash

Unsplash

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Unsplash is disrupting the sclerotic stock image space with its free, user-generated photography. Co-founder Mikael Cho writes often about startups and work culture.

Employees: ~14

Featured perk: Monthly “make day

Remote friendly Small Startup Community Disruptor Autonomy
MetaLab

MetaLab

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

MetaLab is a digital agency and venture firm building products for orgs like Slack, Coinbase and TED Connect. Founder Andrew Wilkinson and team recently acquired Dribbble.

Employees: ~80

Featured perk: No set working hours

Remote friendly Best-in-class benefits Small to medium Agency Profitable Autonomy
YNAB

YNAB

Lehi, Utah, United States

YNAB (You Need a Budget) has been making budgeting software since the web 1.0 days. All employees work remote and rally around the company's opinionated cultural manifesto.

Employees: ~51

Featured perk: Bucket list support

100% remote Best-in-class benefits Small Mission driven Product focus Autonomy
Help Scout

Help Scout

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Help Scout produces clever help desk software and resources for over 7,000 customers. Team members collaborate across more than 30 cities and work hard to onboard newcomers.

Employees: ~53

Featured perk: Paid adoption leave

Remote first Small Transparency Mission driven Community Autonomy
Auth0

Auth0

Bellvue, Washington, United States

Identity management is hard, and Auth0 aims to make that easier for developers. They're an international team with a lofty mission and one seriously prolific open source portfolio.

Employees: ~129

Featured perk: Top-of-the-line gear

Remote first International Medium Fast growth Dev community Startup
Khan Academy

Khan Academy

Mountain View, California, United States

Founded by Sal Khan way back in 2005, Khan Academy combines the reach of YouTube and a lofty mission to deliver top quality education to anyone that seeks it.

Employees: ~150

Featured perk: Minimum vacation policy

Remote friendly Non-profit Small to medium Fast growth Education Mission driven
Wikimedia

Wikimedia

San Francisco, California, United States

Founded by Jimmy Wales in 2003, and helmed by Executive Director Katherine Maher, Wikimedia is the non-profit behind Wikipedia. They have a few guiding principles.

Employees: ~240

Featured perk: $1800 annual wellness stipend

Remote friendly Non-profit Medium Global community Principles Mission driven
Mozilla

Mozilla

Mountain View, California, United States

Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox browser, is driven by their mission to build a better internet, as well as a thoughtful manifesto of core principles and a truly global team.

Employees: ~1000

Featured perk: Regular quarterly bonuses

Remote friendly Best-in-class beenfits Large International Principles Mission driven
GitLab

GitLab

San Francisco, California, United States

GitLab is a repository manager with some key differences over its competitors. They have a thorough employee handbook, opinionated core values, and are happily remote-only.

Employees: ~156 (and 40 pets)

Featured perk: Travel grants to visit colleagues

100% remote Medium Fast growth Open source Transparency International