Today I am excited to welcome my good friend Isaac Oates. Isaac is the founder and CEO of Justworks. A 580 person startup based in New York City, the US epicenter of the current crisis. Isaac and I chat preparing a team for fully remote, leading in crisis, and running a company while parenting in quarantine. You’ll learn tactics for communicating in times of crisis, for supporting a team in a newly dispersed environment, and for getting through times when capital is tight. You’re going to love Isaac!
1099: Knowing Where They Want to Go and How to Take People with You with Isaac Oates Founder and Owner of Justworks Inc
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Isaac Oates is the Founder and CEO of Justworks, a cloud-based platform that helps entrepreneurs and businesses grow with confidence by giving them access to big-company benefits, automated payroll, HR tools, and compliance support — all in one easy-to-use technology platform. Isaac comes from a unique tech background, having worked at Amazon, Etsy, and Yahoo! while serving as an intelligence officer in the National Guard and Army Reserve for 12 years. Isaac founded his first startup Adtuitive back in 2008, which Etsy later acquired, and experienced the frustration of endless paperwork, exorbitant costs, and hours spent on the administrative side of running a business, which led him to the idea behind Justworks in 2012. “believe in yourself. Keep taking steps one at a time and believe in yourself”…[Listen for More] Click Here for Show Notes To Listen or to Get the Show Notes go to https://wp.me/p6Tf4b-6PA
George speaks with Isaac Oates, founder of Justworks, via remote conversation in this episode of DC Entrepreneur. The company raised $33 million dollars after their last Series C round for a total of $53 million over the past five years. Isaac talks about his career path from being in the U.S. Army reserve, to selling his company Adtuitive to Etsy. He also speaks about Justworks' value proposition, the tech behind the scenes that runs the company, and the unique regulatory challenges of working on a company that focuses on HR. This episode also features special guest to the studio Charlotte the dog, who unexpectedly makes her first appearance as co-host of the show. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/georgeindc)
This week I talk with Isaac Oates of Justworks. Isaac’s journey from Amazon to Etsy to starting Justworks is fascinating and I think you’ll love it. Enjoy! http://founderchats.com https://justworks.com https://baremetrics.com