Tips From Jason Calacanis On Outsourcing

Having a nuanced approach and opinion on outsourcing can help you scale a bootstrapped startup

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There’s a difference between outsourcing to a company that builds apps, vs building a remote developer team. If you hire four developers in South America, or Europe, or Canada or another a region and they’re on your payroll where they’re your only own customers, well that’s different than if you’re having an outsourcing company where you’re one of X number of customers.

The outsource company wants to do the least amount of work possible, for the highest amount of pay.

Jason on This Week In Startups

I am very clear with startups I invest in that they should not outsource work to communist countries for security and IP reasons.

Most founders are actually really smart about this and know that full-time, vetted employees are the way to go if you want to build a large startup

Justin via Twitter

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