How Remote Work Is Becoming The New Corner Office


As a society, our definition of career success is changing. Recent studies have shown a big shift in what we consider to be important measures of success. More people are now aiming for work/life balance, control over their day, and pursuing projects and careers they are passionate about, over gunning for a huge paycheck or coveted title. In fact, an overwhelming 90% of people interviewed in a recent survey said that they believe success is more about happiness than power, possessions, or prestige combined. (Kind of restores your faith in humanity, doesn't it?)

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How This Founder Landed $29M In Funding

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In 2016, Renee Wang sold her home in Bejing for $500,000 to fund her company, CastBox. Two months later, she landed her first investment. Just a half hour after hearing her pitch, she was offered one million dollars. By mid-2017, CastBox raised a total of $16 million in funding. CastBox's user numbers at that point? Seven million. Fast forward to today. Renee Wang of CastBox announces a $13.5 million Series B round of financing, bringing her funding total to a tidy $29 million. CastBox is now serving more than 15 million users.