How many companies are 100% distributed? (Research Summary)

[post updated 1/9/18, originally posted 2/2013]

One common question about The Year Without Pants: and the Future of Work is how many other companies are primarily distributed, with a majority of employees working remotely. is among the most well known, with over 200 employees all working from wherever they like on the planet. But how many others are there?

Here’s are some companies we’ve identified. If you know of others please leave a comment, and note how many employees the organization has, and what % are distributed. You can also read the FAQ of questions about the book, many of which are about remote work trends and’s example.


(First edition of this post written by: Shawn Prenzlow 

144 Responses to “How many companies are 100% distributed? (Research Summary)”

  1. James

    Mystro ( is also distributed. With 50% of its team in Melbourne and the other 50% in Gold Coast. Expansion to other cities and countries is also looking promising.

  2. Lynn Patra

    I just wrote a post that provides an in-depth look at PeopleG2’s transition from brick-and-mortar to virtual (save for one small physical office) here: . Other mentions of virtual companies, such as Envisioning Technological Research Foundation at 100% virtual (here:, can be found at my site as well.

    If any virtual company leaders wish to submit a post regarding your own virtual company on my blog, message me on LinkedIn at or on Twitter at and I’ll provide more contact details.

  3. Rachel

    Hi there Scott! I work with Hubstaff, a time tracking tool for remote workers. Our company is 100% remote with a team of 16+ and we’d love to get added to your great list. How can I make this happen?

  4. Rameesh T

    Enmain / Enmain Consulting is designed to operate as one. Enmain is a single global partnership united by a strong set of values, focused on client impact. Enmain have no headquarters in the traditional sense, their CEO chooses his/her home office, and business partnerships in worldwide.

  5. Jason Hamilton-Mascioli

    Scott – wonderful article and would like to see an updated version. At TestLauncher we are 100% distributed (7+ countries) so far. We see the trend moving upwards pretty fast especially with so many wonderful cloud services in HR, legal, marketing, development and us (web and mobile software testing) plus so many others that this new shift increases value and drives costs down.

  6. Ezra Mikhel

    Hey scott! Thanks a lot for the informative post! I would glad to see any updated version :-)

  7. Panagiotis Kontogiannis

    Blog7 ( is also distributed. With 30% of its team in Thailand, 30% in Dubai and the other 40% in Bulgaria. In business, there is a rule that if you stand still and get obese. You have to grow and enter new markets to be able to constantly follow the trends and new things, otherwise the competition will overtake you.



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