The American business magazine, Forbes, compiled five resources that will give a complete rundown on the best places to work on the planet, including the Estonian-founded platform, Teleport.
The magazine said in the introduction that the formation of a global remote work community has resulted in a slew of services that curate important information on the best destinations for working. This greater access to data has been the most positive contribution to the remote work movement.
“Companies can use the information to hire from destinations known to attract and retain a strong remote work presence. Individuals, like the subset of remote workers known as digital nomads, can choose to work from the locations that best suit their professional and personal needs. And if you’re looking to permanently relocate to a new part of the world, these services can help you make a more informed decision on your ideal destination,” Forbes said.
The magazine said that Teleport’s database is a “collection of information that can help people relocate to where one’s personal and professional life may thrive”.
“The service allows users to compare living costs, salaries and quality of life, along with other personal criteria in over 150 destinations to find the right location match for you. The service takes it a step further by offering a digital planner and progress tracker to help you execute on your re-location plans. If at any point you get stuck in the relocation process, you can also hire a Teleport Scout to help you with the move,” it added.
Teleport was founded in 2014 by the former head of Skype Estonia, Sten Tamkivi; the first researcher at Skype, Silver Keskküla; and Balaji S. Srinivasan, a general partner at the Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm, Andreessen Horowitz.
Tamkivi has previously said Teleport was born out of a personal necessity. “Moving from one place to another is just too hard, from planning and execution to settling in. I have lived in four countries, and my co-founders Silver Keskküla and Balaji S. Srinivasan have lived in six and three, respectively. Every single move to a new city we have done has consisted of hundreds of annoying steps that can be fixed or even eliminated with software.”
Teleport has so far received USD2.5 million in first round investment from nine investors, including the Skype cofounder Jaan Tallinn and Fortumo’s cofounder Rain Rannu.
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