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> At least in the startup world, most people are concerned that you will miss that zeal and watercooler chat magic that is critical to early stage companies.

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.

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