Startup Dream Team with Save, Buffer and Algolia


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WIFI TheFamily code: lamifasisi


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DISAGREE ON TWITTER! #SDT


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TONIGHT DAMIEN MORIN RODOLPHE DUTEL @DAMIENSMS @RDUTEL CEO @SAVE BIZDEV @BUFFER SYLVAIN UTARD VP OF ENGINEERING @ALGOLIA @SYLVAINUTARD


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Rodolphe Dutel @rdutel


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At Google, 5 years ago @rdutel


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At Google, 5 years ago @rdutel


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After Google, 3 years ago @rdutel


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At Buffer, 2 years ago: 15 people @rdutel


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At Buffer, today - 65 people Pic. Buffer @rdutel


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Life on the road @rdutel


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Working on the road Rodolphe Dutel - @rdutel @rdutel


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Remote worker, or Nomad? Pic. Buffer @rdutel


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No Office Required Rodolphe Dutel - @rdutel


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Cultivating our Culture, Remotely. @rdutel


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Culture & Values (Version 0.6) Pic. Buffer @rdutel


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Setting expectations @rdutel


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Culture through Transparency Pic. Buffer @rdutel


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Culture through Transparency Pic. Buffer @rdutel


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Culture through Transparency Rodolphe Dutel - @rdutel @rdutel


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Culture through Communication & Empathy Pic. Buffer [email protected] @rdutel


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Meeting in Person every 6 months Pic. Buffer @rdutel


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Adapting our Tools @rdutel


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Expanding Remotely - Hiring Remote Workers @rdutel


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Finding Candidates @rdutel


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Finding Candidates buffer.com/salary @rdutel


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Hiring Remotely Rodolphe Dutel - @rdutel


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Hiring Remotely Rodolphe Dutel - @rdutel


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Hiring Remotely Rodolphe Dutel - @rdutel


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Hiring Remotely Rodolphe Dutel - @rdutel


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Hiring Remotely Rodolphe Dutel - @rdutel


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Hiring Remotely Rodolphe Dutel - @rdutel


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Interviewing Remotely Pic. Baremetrics blog @rdutel


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6-week Bootcamp @rdutel


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Meeting face to face @rdutel


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Going Forward @rdutel


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@rdutel


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January 2016 in Hawaii @rdutel


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10,000+ people read Remotive.io @rdutel


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Q&A @rdutel @rdutel


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APPENDIX All following slides = unlikely to be used @rdutel


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Rodolphe Dutel - @rdutel @rdutel


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@rdutel


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Life on the road - 101 Pic. Unsplash @rdutel


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@rdutel


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Culture through Empathy Pic. Unsplash @rdutel


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Long-term Disconnecting Pic. Thur @rdutel


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Long-term Disconnecting Pic. Unsure @rdutel


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Long-term Disconnecting Pic. Thur @rdutel


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6-week Bootcamp @rdutel


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@rdutel


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Build Unique Search Experiences EXPANDING OUR TEAM & CULTURE ABROAD Startup Dream Team - Nov 2015 Sylvain Utard VP of Engineering & 1st employee [email protected] @sylvainutard


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@algolia A hosted search API We enable developers to deliver outstanding search experiences.


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@algolia Algolia Today 14 regions 28 data centers 1100+ customers in 100+ countries 30B+ Write operations per month 8B+ User-generated queries per month


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Back in 2012 Bootstrapped in Paris 2 co-founders • Engineering backgrounds • Building a mobile SDK • Offline search engine • Aiming to build a “culture-first” company • “Free Your Employees” •


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From SDK to SAAS From local-ish to global-ish • Pivoted to a SAAS company • Easier to target global customers • Beta, September 2013, team of 4


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US relocation First attempt Following YC W 14 (April 2014) • US-based HQ • Not ready to split the team • Team of 6 • Still too focus on the product • Especially with 9h of timezone offset •


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Non-FR employees Our first non-french hire • September 2014, team of 7 Opportunistic (received an email) One of our best move ever :) • English only in our Paris Office • •


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Keep working US company in Paris • • • • May 2015, team of 15 2nd non-french hire New (bigger) office Hard to keep using English • Especially in an open-space • A few warnings/reminders!!!


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US relocation Second attempt :) July 2015, team of 18 • After series A • Team was ready :) • Our CEO moved there • + 1 (french) CFO • + 1 (french) marketing • • Hard to hire non-french people :/


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Hiring Scaling the US team • • Smaller hiring network Still perceived as a “french company” September 2015, our first US employee • People/operations • October 2015, more US employees • + 1 recruiter • + 1 marketing •


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Remote We partially came back • From full to less-remote :) • Culture of “ownership” hard to learn • Tech product hard to master • Better to start with 6-12 months in the office


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Scaling the team From 22 to 34 - Before 1st day • Culture = Big part of the hiring process • 1 skype screening • 1-3 skype interviews • 1 on-site day • Meet with every employees • 1 NOGO = NOGO


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Scaling the team From 22 to 34 - After 1st day • New hires’ first week • Meeting with every employees • Sales calls shadowing • Onboarding project • Shared with the team after 2-3 weeks


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Scaling the culture Between SF and Paris • New US hires • At least 3 weeks in our Paris Office • Algolia spirit/culture immersion


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@algolia Questions?


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