We are 4 co-founders, a rather large team. We’ve known each other for a long time, and get along great. We created a good product, that is getting good traction, making some revenue and growing slow but steady.
However, a couple of months ago, two in my team decided they wanted to leave the country and start a life abroad. One moved to London, where he got a part time job, and the other to Brazil and will be working full time with us from there. They insist this will be no problem, and keep quoting 37signals’ “Remote” as a source of reassurance. However, we are just us four, and at an early stage. With all the time difference, and the fact that we usually rely on each other for inspiration and support, I’m not sure this is gonna work. Work has also become far less fun and interesting to me this way, as I’m not a loner by any means.
Do you think this could work? Or are we at a too early stage to be working apart?