Distributed and remote work is now about more than a destination, it’s a lifestyle brand. Coding offsite in Bali? Remote co-working trip for two weeks in Cambodia? That’s the kind of remote work that Outpost inspires with its APAC travel/resort/co-working mashup, and all with reportedly luxurious accommodations.
While HRWins research supports the notion that Distributed Work Is the Future, and companies are getting more and more flexible with options they provide, this just isn’t what most employers we talk to have in mind. Hmmm… market analysis from Bali does sound pretty good, though.
Outpost, an Ubud, Indonesia-based hospitality brand focused on developing the remote work lifestyle, raised US$1.3m in seed funding.Backers included EverHaus, Strypes Holdings and Clarenberg Ventures.The company intends to use the funds to expand its destination coworking, coliving and travel services in APAC, including a fourth location to be announced soon.Established in 2016 by David Abraham, Bryan Stewart and Petra Kamula, Outpost is a hospitality brand delivering coworking, coliving, community and travel services for location independent professionals and the companies that employee them.The company opened its flagship coworking and coliving space in Ubud, Bali and has since expanded into Phnom Penh, Cambodia and Canggu, Bali.