Our Story

Forging deeper interpersonal connections at work

Remotely is the home of immersive activities for remote workers. It’s a place to come together and have fun at work.

Humble beginnings

Remotely is a startup company based in Auckland, New Zealand. Founder and Avid Gamer Adam Berry made lasting connections with fellow gamers online despite having never met in real life. One day he asked himself “Why can’t I work this way?.

In fact, the challenges facing remote work are the same challenges that have been around for 5 decades that have held remote work back: team coordination, team communication, worker well-being and isolation. To experience these challenges firsthand the entire team at RemotelyHQ went Remote-First.

6 months before Covid changed the world, Remotely started experimenting with the latest gaming and browser based technology to connect remote workers. Our platform was built remote, with our team spread across NZ and around the world. Fast forward two years and remote work has changed the way we work forever. Remotely’s Hub is a social engagement platform for dispersed companies and online communities.

Mission

People are social animals and crave social interaction. Better known as 'water cooler moments' in a working environment. Bumping into colleagues from different departments in the hallway or elevator actually builds a unique social fabric. A central location does facilitate this. But, it's not the office people miss - it's the social interaction! What if, you could have this social interaction whilst working remote!

We set out to connect all remote workers around the world.

The Challenge

Everyone notices a social disconnect while working remote. Lacking the common ground to form lasting social connections people can be left feeling isolated. Affecting their mental health, wellbeing and overall productivity. It’s difficult to facilitate team building activities for remote teams, hard to find, complex to set up. If you do manage to find an activity - how do you know that it fixes an issue you're trying to address?

"Think of Remotely as a Possibilities Platform for your socially intelligent remote working team.”

- Adam Berry, Remotely Founder

Supported by UK, US based Investors and Top NZ StartUp fund.

The A Team

We are a diverse and multi-talented team of not so young individuals who are passionate on everything that matters.

Adam Berry

CEO/Founder

Mitchell Basset

General Manager

Ashwin Rao

Head of Finance

Alexey Botkov

Lead Technical Artist

Senior 3D Artist

Bronson Bradley

Alexis Rabadan

Senior Game Developer

Mattew Bowen

Senior Game Developer

Gene Harris

CX Manager

Russel Baoy

Senior Backend Developer

Laurence Ho

Senior Frontend Developer

What people are saying

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Johari Abdullah, Intergrated Project Delivery BSP Brunei

"Fun, collaborative and interactive. It was an awesome experience for our 1st virtual ‘away day’ using RemotelyHQ.

We love the idea of a virtual hang out and game activities, which in turn reinforce our team spirit."

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Raisa Becke, Project Director at Ortus Club

"RemotelyHQ is such a refreshing and chic app to use. It offers fun virtual activities for your team and, at the same time, builds teamwork, relationship, and connection with each other. We will definitely recommend this to my friends and other colleagues!"

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Lena Yaroshenko, Game Developer at Grinding Gear

"RemotelyHQ is such a refreshing and chic app to use. It offers fun virtual activities for your team and, at the same time, builds teamwork, relationship, and connection with each other. We will definitely recommend this to my friends and other colleagues!"

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Emelia, Team Leader at Canterbury DHB

"Using great tools like Remotely and connecting almost daily in a similar style to the 'water cooler conversations' has hugely benefited team collaboration, cohesiveness and just simply having a good time."

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