As CEO, I recently made the decision to build our dating app start-up, Blush, as a 100% remote company. Here’s why:
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There is so much amazing talent out there today – and yet, when companies hire for a brick-and-mortar location, they restrict their talent pool to those in their geographic area. It’s either incredibly pretentious or incredibly naive to think that the most talented people live only in specific locales. I care about hiring the absolute best people who have the right skill set, a passion for our product, and desire to contribute to building a healthy and fun company culture – and those people could be anywhere.
Opening up the talent pool to anyone, regardless of location, can also help increase diversity in our workforce. I fundamentally believe that having a diverse team leads to better ideas, and ultimately better business decisions being made. We’re building a dating app that we hope will be used by people of many different backgrounds across the US (and eventually the world) – and we’ll build a better app if we have a wide representation of backgrounds on our team.