Sergiu Matei is the founder of Index.dev – a global platform for hiring remote software engineers, with a pool of over 10,000 expertly vetted developers. The idea behind the company came when Sergiu was living in San Francisco and helped some of his contacts to hire remote developers in Eastern Europe.
When he began connecting engaging teams with his global talent pool, Sergiu immediately saw an opportunity to make it easier for tech companies to connect with top-tier talent across the world.
“In a nutshell, tech companies looking to find high-performing remote tech talent are using Index.dev to solve that problem,” says Sergiu.
On September 14 9:30 am - 10:30 am PDT, Sergiu will host a webinar to share his formula for how founders can hire and retain the best tech teams across the globe – in addition to…
- How to find affordable local talent
- How to find top talent in cities across the globe
- The best process for working with agencies to assess business match
- How to sustainably scale a company with strong culture as a founder
Get matched with senior vetted developers by tapping into a pool of 10,000 pre-vetted tech talent profiles. Get started now →
Date: September 14
Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am PDT
Organizer: Founders Network
About Founders Network
Founded in 2011, Founders Network offers lifelong peer mentorship to over 600 tech startup founders globally. Our platform, programs and high-touch service facilitate authentic experience sharing, warm introductions and long-term professional relationships. Additional benefits include over $500k in startup discounts and promotion to 2,000 newsletter readers. Members are located in San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto, London and other tech hubs. Each month our Membership Committee admits a new cohort of full-time tech founders who are nominated by an existing member.
Ready to Build a High-Performing Tech Team? At Index.dev, every tech talent undergoes rigorous vetting, ensuring remote performance, English proficiency, full-time availability, tech expertise, communication, team player skills, and more. Let's get started!
How Index.dev Works
“We are on this journey of helping other companies find great talent anywhere in the world.”
Tech companies looking to find developers for their teams use Index.dev to simplify their hiring process. From there, Index.dev uses its expertise to find affordable talent, assess skills and business match, and land companies with a high-quality developer within the week.
“I will be the first to tell you that tech companies are working overtime to find world-class developers,” says Sergiu.
Index.dev source engineers in 120 countries, mainly Central Eastern Europe & Latin America regions, and makes it fast and convenient for clients they work with to manage the employment process. The platform handles everything from payroll to helping to vet and understand prospects in new markets. This formula is changing the way companies think about hiring, as it opens up new doors to exciting ideas and talent with new perspectives.
Leveraging The Market Potential
“We were growing 10% month by month. We saw it as a good sign that we would be doubling in seven months and could realistically 10x the business in two years. With that continued trajectory, we knew that we could build a big unicorn,” says Sergiu.
Index.dev works with tech startups backed by Sequoia Capital, A16z, Kleiner, Goldman Sachs, Battery, and YC. As the success of Index.dev continues, Sergiu believes the company is set up to reach new heights over the next several years.
“We're still not done yet. We are looking to reinvent ourselves and find ways to add more value to the customer. That's the question I always ask myself: ‘How can I add more value? How can I be better, cheaper, faster, more efficient for the ideal client?’” he says.
As a startup, Index.dev has achieved remarkable growth by embracing a remote work environment. The team carefully selects and deploys remote software engineers while also working as a remote operational team. This unique approach sets Index.dev apart from other startups, as the company has successfully scaled its operations while maintaining a strong remote work culture.
Make Company Culture Your Compass
Sergiu leads his own company in the same way he would expect any successful company to lead their teams. At Index.dev, that means ensuring that the company culture remains strong.
Index.dev’s culture is driven by the 3P’s – Passion, Play and Potential. Every employee that is hired and retained is aligned with the company through this lens.
“Play stands for that which you do every day should be something you enjoy. That is important. Potential means that every employee has to develop themselves and grow. And, lastly, Purpose is not just doing business – but also doing good by conducting good business,” he shares.
Index.dev holds itself accountable to this culture by organizing teams that watch after the culture and offer ideas and organize projects to improve the culture.
Sergiu’s wisdom for retaining and developing talent runs deep.
“We identify people that love what they do. If they don’t love their current position, we try to change their role or perhaps name that we may not be a fit. We don't want to keep people if they don't like what they're doing so,” he shares.