Unity Across Continents: Building Culture in a Remote Startup

In today’s dynamic world, where the boundaries of geography and time zones blur, fostering a cohesive company culture and unity becomes paramount. At Praetorian, we take immense pride in being a remote-first startup that spans across 11 countries, with the exciting addition of a 12th in just a few months. Our global footprint is not just a testament to our growth but also to the rich diversity and unique skill sets that each of our team members brings to the table.

Embracing Diversity

Diversity is the heartbeat of innovation. At Praetorian, our team members come from different corners of the world, each bringing their distinct perspectives, experiences, and expertise. This diversity fuels creativity and innovation, allowing us to approach challenges with a wide array of solutions. Our commitment to hiring from various backgrounds ensures that we not only represent a global market but also harness the best talent available, irrespective of location.

We understand that a diverse team is a strong team. It is through our differences that we find our strengths, and it is through our collective efforts that we achieve our mission of making the world a safer and more secure place. At Praetorian, every voice matters, and every perspective is valued.

As Mario Bartolome, Lead Security Engineer in Spain, shares

“I joined Praetorian almost two years ago. Until a month ago, I was the only Spaniard in the company, and recently, I was asked, ‘How is that? Feeling lonely at times?’ No. Not at all. Being alone is not the same as being lonely. And how could I feel alone, to begin with, in a company that believes in the Remote-First principle so deeply? I’ve never felt alone or lonely in Praetorian because I have a team of more than a hundred people caring about me and what I do. In Praetorian, we make sure to have the tools and practices that keep us in touch in a meaningful way. When joining a company where everyone is welcome, the only differences you can tell are the time zones in the calendar events.”

Building Unity in a Remote-First Environment

Creating a unified culture in a remote-first environment requires intentionality and dedication. At Praetorian, we prioritize communication, collaboration, and connection. Regular virtual meetings and check-ins help bridge the gap of physical distance, ensuring that our team members can connect on both professional and personal levels. We leverage state-of-the-art collaborative tools and platforms for seamless communication and project management, enabling our teams to work efficiently across time zones.

Understanding and respecting cultural differences is crucial in a global team. We promote cultural awareness and sensitivity through training and open dialogues, ensuring that every team member feels understood and valued. Additionally, regular team-building activities, both virtual and in-person, help strengthen bonds among our team members, creating opportunities for connection beyond work roles.

As Anthony Paimany, Technical Director in the UK, puts it:

“At Praetorian, our remote-first culture is a core part of who we are. With colleagues from around the world, we benefit from diverse perspectives that enhance our work. We value an ego-free environment and prioritize openness and transparency in our communication. We are committed to supporting learning and development at all levels, keeping curiosity alive and well. Additionally, we make it a point to come together weekly to celebrate our achievements and build stronger connections.”

Harnessing Diverse Skill Sets

At Praetorian, we believe that our strength lies in our diverse skill sets. Our team comprises experts in cybersecurity, software engineering, data analysis, and more. This multidisciplinary approach allows us to tackle complex problems with a holistic perspective, delivering comprehensive and innovative solutions to our clients.

We encourage continuous learning and professional growth, providing our team members with opportunities to expand their skill sets and stay at the forefront of industry advancements. By investing in our people, we ensure that Praetorian remains a leader in the cybersecurity field.

Anthony further elaborates, 

“From my own experience, working from home allows me to maintain a healthy balance, facilitating my ability to keep fit and healthy, tend to family needs, and work without distraction. Leveraging a combination of regular webcam-enabled calls, Slack war room huddles, and engaging Slack channels, I feel connected and see my colleagues as they are—individuals.”

Looking Ahead

As we prepare to welcome our 12th country to the Praetorian family, we are excited about the new perspectives and expertise that will join our team. Our commitment to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and unified culture will remain unwavering, driving us toward greater innovation and success.

Praetorian’s remote-first, globally diverse team is our greatest asset. By embracing diversity, building unity, and harnessing unique skill sets, we create a workplace where every team member can thrive and contribute to our shared mission. Together, we are not just a company; we are a global community united by a common purpose.

If you’re passionate about making a difference and want to be part of a vibrant, inclusive team, explore the exciting career opportunities we offer not only in the US but around the world. Discover more on our Careers Page.

Join us on this journey and be a part of something extraordinary. Together, we are Praetorian.

About the Authors

Michelle Rhodes

Michelle Rhodes

As Praetorian’s Director of People Operations, Michelle steers a top-tier global talent acquisition program while cultivating Praetorian’s hyper-growth. She is focused on fostering community activation, innovative strategies, and employee retention. Michelle is known for her strategic approach to hiring and integrating cybersecurity experts into startups, steering companies towards rapid growth and global expansion.

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