Remote Year is a work-travel platform that facilitates travel and accommodations for people working or interested in working remotely.
Remote Year brings together groups of inspiring professionals to travel, live, and work remotely in different cities for a twelve and four months programs.
Remote Year was founded in 2014 by Greg Caplan & Sam Pessin. Applications for the first Remote Year program opened in December 2014. Over 50,000 people signed up to be notified when the application went live. The program currently operates in 12 cities across the world, including Mexico City, Medellin, Lima, Santiago, Split, Lisbon, Valencia, Cape Town, Hanoi, Kuala Lumpur, Chiang Mai, and Kyoto.
Remote Year's mission is to create a more peaceful and productive world by fostering genuine human connections across diverse cultures and people.
Remote Year offers 4, 6, and 12 month work-travel programs to professionals who work remotely. And each community travels together for the entirety of the program by spending a month in each city around the world (Latin America, Europe & Africa, and Asia). These services are available for a down payment and $2,000 per month.
Remote Year is backed by Highland Capital Partners, Lightbank, Corazon Capital, Hyde Park Venture Partners and others. The company raised $5M from a "Series B" on Oct 11, 2019. The latest round brings Remote Year's total funding to $17M to date.