Create $10 billion of new wealth for lower income Americans through employee ownership. Our mission is to make employee ownership the future of small business.
Teamshares is a mission-driven startup that buys small businesses from retiring owners and transitions them into enduring, employee-owned businesses through our software, education, and community products. There wasn't an easy way for small businesses—which make up 98% of firms in the US economy—to become employee-owned before Teamshares!
We are a 70+ person, remote-first, Series C funded company backed by QED Investors, Spark Capital, Khosla Ventures, Collaborative Fund, Inspired Capital, Slow Ventures and Union Square Ventures, among others.
Our business principles
We're a principles-based company, not a rules-based company. We routinely recognize individual actions that exemplify the values. Hiring, promotion, and termination are based on the values, too.
Trust comes first
Without the trust of our customers and colleagues we have nothing.
Don't wait. Just do. We've got your back.
Being right doesn't matter. How you think does.
Understand your colleagues', our customers', and our stakeholders' needs. Act accordingly.
Make things better
Look with fresh eyes and find ways to continually improve our business.
Do what you say you are going to do. Do the right thing. Be unflappable.
Why work with us?
We value time off and actually take our vacations, and we have a healthy work-life balance culture that checks egos at the door and truly unplugs at the end of the day. We embody a growth mindset and provide the support you need to grow in your career.
In addition, all team members will receive:
We believe in sustainable work
- Ability to work from anywhere in the US - our team is fully remote
- Competitive salary and equity
- 100% medical, dental, and vision benefits plans for employees and their families
- 401k plan
- Paid parental leave
- 20 vacation days and 20+ holidays
Some startups are known for crazy 80-hour weeks. The founders used to do those in banking, and learned that it's awful, unproductive, and unsustainable. It eventually leads to depression and burnout. And it excludes most people with families. There are other companies that exemplify the opposite: balanced, sustainable work hours. We expect people to work a sustainable amount of hours each week that tends to average around 40 hrs of actual work. You might be in a jam and do more than that one week. Offset it the next week; take a day off. Been slacking? Make it up. If you need a break, use vacation days.
Our cofounders have years of experience across finance, M&A, technology, and online education. Our team members have broad experience across startups, government, academia, investment banking, and Fortune 500 companies.