#286: Tony Jamous, Founder and CEO of Oyster, a Distributed Talent Enablement Platform Removing Barriers to Cross-Border HR, on Raising a $20M Series A and Creating the Future of Work

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Tony Jamous is the Founder & CEO of Oyster, the remote work employment platform. The company is on a mission to remove the barriers between talented people and great full-time jobs globally. They believe it should be easy for any company to hire any person, no matter where either is located in the world. Oyster's software platform is created to solve for the complexities of giving full-time, full-fledged employment to anyone in the world, while providing a delightful experience to employers and employees. Prior to Oyster, Tony was Co-Founder and President of Nexmo, a Vonage Company. He joined Vonage as part of Vonage's acquisition of Nexmo, Inc. in June 2016.

Some of the Topics Covered by Tony Jamous in this Episode

  • What Oyster is and why Tony started it
  • The unique way Tony began building the Oyster team
  • Why the pandemic forced Oyster to accelerate their growth process
  • Oyster's ideal customer, target market, and customer acquisition strategy
  • How Oyster is partnering with VC firms
  • The strategic way Tony approached the fundraising process for Oyster
  • The process of building a world-class distributed team
  • How Oyster is utilizing asynchronous work
  • The way being mission-driven informs how Tony approaches competition as coopetition
  • The Oyster experience
  • How Tony got into angel investing and how he sources deals
  • How Tony manages his time
  • How emigrating from Lebanon has affected Tony personally and professionally

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