We have heard many success stories of how start-ups like Google or Facebook used warehouses as their first offices and afterwards became large and successful companies. However, with globalisation and the rapid spread of communications, these old-fashioned business models have begun to evaporate.

Today, more and more start-ups that have just begun their business journey are working remotely with their teammates. Even if the company comprises a team of only 2 people, it is usually more convenient for them to have video-conference meetings to discuss work issues, rather than spending time looking for a silent place to collaborate. Working online is also cost-efficient and time-saving, as you can work from home and cut office and transportation costs.

Kubia began its journey with a completely outsourced team spread between Singapore, Perm, Moscow and St. Petersburg. This team eventually formed the current core of the company as we see it today. To some, this business model may seem completely inefficient, but in reality, Quancy’s team managed to create the strong foundation for all future growth of Quancy products and corporate culture.

The hardest part of having an internationally-based team was to find conference call time that was suitable for everyone. Strict and clear work sprints and tasks with deadlines also had to be set in order to track and evaluate the development process. With this management model, Kubia managed to succeed.

Kubia started with 3 people, collaborating over Skype without having met each other in person before, and now has a team of 15 people, spread between Singapore, Perm and St. Petersburg. Our teammates are working for Kubia in separate offices in 3 different locations.

We've tested and successfully proven the hypothesis, that today, people can create great products remotely. Having the same goal unites people wherever in the world they may be located.