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Remote Year raises $12 million to combine remote work and global travel

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Remote Year is a pretty appealing idea for anyone with a serious case of wanderlust: Participants spend a whole year working abroad, moving to a different city and country each month.

But is it just a fun, one-time idea, or the seed of a big business?

Other investors in the round include WeWork Labs co-founder Jesse Middleton and Airbnb co-founder/CTO Nate Blecharczyk.

Remote Year founder and CEO Greg Caplan told me that he first had the idea about two years ago, and when he announced it, 25,000 people ended up applying to participate in the first group of 75 — which recently completed their year abroad.

Atlas Obscura has a detailed account of the ups and downs of that first year.

Now the program has expanded to include 500 traveling professionals.

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