The Relevance of Location in the Remote Work Environment

Rajeev Thakur, Head of Growth and Client Strategy

People want greater choice in where they live and work, and that means the hybrid model of work will most likely persist.

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the reality of where work gets done has changed for the foreseeable future, as tens of millions in the workforce have been forced to quickly shift to a remote work culture. In fact, according to Pew Research Center’s findings in How the Coronavirus Outbreak Has — and Hasn’t — Changed the Way Americans Work, before the pandemic, only 20% of respondents said that they worked from home. …


Our journey to power #hybridwork continues

BeyondHQ Co-Founders (left to right) Allie, Madhu, and Jeff celebrate the Seed Funding round! (the sun was very bright that day)

Co-Founders

After an incredible two years of working together, Madhu Chamarty, Allie Meng, and Jeff Goldman have decided to more publicly share their partnership as Co-Founders of BeyondHQ.

With a number of large enterprises and startups as customers, we continue to embrace market demand and develop our integrated data and analytics platform that empowers geographically distributed companies to evaluate the most strategic markets to house and optimize their talent and real estate.

Seed Funding

Now, for an exciting new development, we raised a new round of financing to help fuel our trajectory forward. Elizabeth Weil from Scribble.vc was among the first to see…


The United States has a federally mandated minimum hourly wage below which on employer may pay their employees. There is an ongoing effort by progressive politicians to raise the federal minimum wage from the current $7.25 to $15.00. Expectedly, conservative politicians oppose raising the minimum wage and libertarians believe there shouldn’t be one at all.

Will raising the minimum wage make things better? Let’s explore some evidence and some alternatives to the minimum wage.

First, let’s see who earns the minimum wage:

What this tells us is that only a little above 1.3% of the workforce earns minimum wage, as…


“Post-truth” was declared the word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries in 2016 after a bruising presidential election campaign season in the United States. Post-truth is an adjective related to circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than emotional appeals.

In the middle of the worst snow-storm in the history of the state and sub-freezing temperatures that have left Texans battling cold without electricity and heat, there has been a post-truth explanation of power outages by some politicians and community leaders in the state. …


A region-based approach to scaling companies in the era of remote work

Now that companies have tested and employees have tasted remote working, will business location matter anymore? If employees could work from anywhere and be productive, then could talent access become location agnostic? If we have become just as productive working from home, then will we need the office anymore?

These questions have confounded business leaders in the recent months. There is an element of stepping into the unknown in any answer to these questions. Uncertainty turns into perceived risks, which could result in inaction when preemption is what’s…


5 powerful product updates to our location intelligence platform

Companies are starting to emerge from the initial shock of the pandemic. We are now seeing even more companies planning and building distributed teams, and exploring new markets beyond their HQ locations. Just this past week, we had 3 conversations with SF-based startups, in 150–700 employee range, asking for help evaluating other cities across the country. Some are planning physical presence in these markets, while others are focused on virtual hubs — building talent clusters around a given city for ease of scaling and getting together in person as needed.

To…


What will happen to all those Hoteling and Shared Workstation Programs?

A powerful quote from my favorite Philadelphian

In an effort to maximize density and squeeze every usable square foot of real estate out of their office space, companies have been rolling out different program variations of shared workstations/hoteling/hotdesking. In San Francisco, many companies were faced with this common “problem”: hiring at a rate that was faster than they could acquire and build out office space. One lever to pull was to require (some of) their employees to share desks. Whether these shared desks programs were successful or not highly depended on how the company defined ‘success’…


In our Under the Hood series, we’ll get into the weeds of how our application is built. It’s going to get a bit technical — fair warning :)

Our first Under the Hood post is on testing. Here at BeyondHQ, testing plays a crucial role in our development process. Recently, we’ve revamped our testing efforts and want to share our experience.

Our Testing Philosophy

We generally employ 5 types of testing:

  • Unit tests — Isolated tests written for individual functions
  • Static tests — For typos and type errors
  • Integration tests — These tests make sure individual functions/units are working together properly
  • End-to-end tests


Many brokers have expressed that, especially in our current state of affairs, it’s difficult to get responses from cold calls/emails and sales pipelines have all but dried up. This is Allie, Head of Product at BeyondHQ, and in this post, I’m going to show you how to use our Location Analytics web app to pique the interest of prospects and get your foot in the door.

Stage Setting

In the coming months, although no one knows for sure, it’s more likely than not that most companies will be looking to move/expand to lower-cost and less dense markets. This will allow them to…


With all the talk about remote work in the last couple of months, we wanted to share our own perspective on the #remotework trend. We are publishing a series of blog posts around how the following factors drive and affect going remote:

  1. Professions
  2. Companies
  3. City Infrastructure

This first post will be on factor number 1 — Professions

We at BeyondHQ are huge fans of CityLab. They deliver incredible reporting on the present, past, and future of cities around the world, and have consistently put out engaging insights and narratives with beautiful visuals. One topic that caught our attention is their…

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