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On August 2nd - 4th, Founder Institute hosted the FounderX 2022 global summit, where the FI network gathered over 3 days for a series of fun virtual networking events, group workshops, and engaging talks from top keynote speakers across the tech and startup global ecosystem. 

The goal of FounderX was to facilitate meaningful connections and learning between the entrepreneurs, investors, advisors and leaders in our network—and the tremendous conference turnout achieved that goal, with attendees joining live from across more than 110+ countries and all 6 continents. Watch this video of AppFollow Co-Founder & COO Evgeny Kruglov's FounderX 2022 session on how and who to hire at different stages of startup growth, and how to nurture team relationships in a remote company full of international people—as well as hear his answers to live audience questions with host Ben Stacey, Founder HQ Regional Manager and FI Toronto program co-director.

How to Build a Remote Team in 23 Countries, with Evgeny Kruglov (AppFollow)

Evgeny (Eugene) Kruglov is the Co-Founder & COO of AppFollow, and is currently based in Helsinki. Eugene Kruglov started his career with Accenture in 2001, and then spent several years working for a mobile telco called Beeline, where he headed partner programming.

In 2005, Eugene joined his first startup. Having co-founded a company which designed mobile applications for operators, he sold his stake in 2016 to concentrate full-time on his current venture, AppFollow, where his fully-remote team is now spread across 23+ countries worldwide. Watch to learn more! 

The next FounderX global conference is already in its very early planning phases, most likely to take place in mid-2023, and possibly as an in-person event. To learn more about the FounderX global summit, visit


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