On Tuesday, the world watched as SpaceX successfully launched the most powerful rocket in the world into space, and landed two Falcon 9 rocket boosters back on Earth, synchronized to perfection.
The payload for the inaugural Falcon Heavy test flight was Elon Musk's red Tesla Roadster convertible. For the first twelve hours, the car was running a livestream back to Earth and blasting David Bowie’s “Life on Mars?” into space.
Companies like Automattic, Toptal, and GitHub have lauded the benefits of remote workforces for years, and smaller startups are following their ways. More companies are going remote these days, with tools like Slack, Zoom, CloudApp, and Trello, among others, making remote workers on distributed teams productive from anywhere.
Another reason startups are going remote is out of necessity. In major cities, the competition for talent has never been greater, but talent is global, and hiring remote expands the pool of candidates to everywhere.
For employees, working remotely may be essential: with kids at home, pets to pet, avoiding traffic on the way to work, or traveling the world everyday while still getting paid – all good benefits.
Smart financial planning is something everyone should think about, but is easy to forget. Grove, a new startup backed by First Round Capital and a host of top Silicon Valley investors launched yesterday, with the goal of being the personal trainer for your financial planning.
As part of the launch, co-founder and CEO Chris Hutchins announced that Grove is offering a free financial checkup where you'll get a free analysis of your own financial situation. Check it out. 📈
If you're interested in the space, Grove is hiring for multiple positions in San Francisco.