but the rise of remote and distributed teams is the most important secular shift driving the trend. Zapier published a report on remote work which found that 74% of American knowledge workers would quit their jobs to work remotely.Mapping Workplace Collaboration Startups – Lightspeed Venture Partners – Medium
This articles talks about the startups operating in the Workplace Collaboration space. There are so many of them. This is also largely because a lot more people are looking to work remotely. The study above was conducted in US but I think in a SEA context it could be pretty high too, or at least I am too looking for a remote role.
A big part of my goal to look for a remote role is to reduce commuting. It is such a waste of time. That hour I spend, I can be using it to play with my kid. Furthermore, you get that quiet time to think and do good work. Many times now, I get more tasks done when I am at home vs in the office.
Back to the article, I love to talk about Workplace Collaboration tools. This is especially so when I work in a company that requires to talk and work with other counterparts located elsewhere. We started with Slack but after we were acquired we are now using Dingtalk.
Dingtalk is really an amazing tool. You can do almost everything inside, from applying leave, to booking meeting rooms and you can also edit documents right in the app (think google docs right in the chat, as it opens a new window)
For me, I am also interested in Saas those catering to online sellers. Looking at he apps on Shopify, it is for-sure a competitive market but I think that with the upcoming rise of JEMstack, there might be an opportunity.