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Episode Description

Tony Jamous, Co founder and CEO of Oyster, joins the show to talk about

  • Globe trotting from Lebanon to France to Cyprus, and the pains of starting a globally distributed business and the founding story of Oyster.
  • The assumptions and excuses of an in-person office culture
  • A purpose driven approach to company building, and why Tony built Oyster as a B Corp.
  • Hiring the right people for the C-suite, and how Tony has approached executive hiring at Oyster.

Episode Transcript

Tony Jamous

Founder and CEO of Oyster

Tony Jamous is a tech entrepreneur and angel investor. He has made over 15 direct investments in global technology companies with a focus on developer tools, platforms models, impact, FinTech and HR Tech. Five of his companies have realized an exit to-date.

Tony is currently building the future of work through his new venture Oyster, a distributed talent enablement platform that allows growing companies to tap into the global talent pool and offer their remote workers around the world a great employment experience.

Priori to Oyster, Tony co-founded and led Nexmo, a leader in CPAAS (Communication Platform As A Service) acquired by Vonage in 2016. Tony started his career in 2004 in the cloud, communication and mobile industries. At mBlox and Boku, Tony opened up global messaging and payment services.

Tony holds a Masters in Computer Science from Grenoble Institute of Technology in France and an MBA from the International Institute for Management Development in Switzerland, with a focus on leadership development and organization behavior.