Is there any real evidence showing how much this actually matters, or is it just Valley voodoo? I suppose that is partially tied up in the answer to your question.
> I don't think anybody cares too much about your 1000th engineer being remote, the organizational DNA has already been set a long time ago.
Yet hundreds of companies at this size seem to care shitloads about it.
We were primarily a remote work company as part of the DNA - it was great and productive.
We were small and mostly senior technical folks so the level of trust was pretty high.
People were located in the Czech republic, the Netherlands, Vancouver, Minnesota, China, and Cali.
Best work experience I have had by far.
Not that I don't think you can start a good startup as all-remote, but I just don't think that's how 37S bootstrapped.