431: Breaking Down Barriers Led to Billions with Alex Bouaziz of Deel


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Some might say Alex Bouaziz, cofounder and CEO of Deel, was simply in the right place at the right time. Deel, an international payroll, compliance, and HR solution, launched in 2019 and, by May 2020, raised $14M in funding. Currently, they have 8000 customers worldwide, including Dropbox, Airtable, and Shopify. But good timing will only get you so far. To launch and grow a company as successful as Deel takes leadership with a clear mission and a solid infrastructure. The idea was simple: Create a company that matched employers and talented workers from anywhere in the world and give them the opportunity to work for the best companies without having to relocate.

Listen to Nathan and Alex discuss:

  • What Bouaziz learned from his first failed business
  • How his work visa struggles inspired Deel
  • Taking the idea for Deel to Y Combinator
  • The massive growth from the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Scaling through infrastructure and the customer
  • Deel’s talent development strategy
  • A passion for unlocking talent beyond borders
  • And much more talent leadership advice…

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