Remote work represents a tremendous market opportunity, but also a significant challenge for the old economic model dominated by the large firms of the 20th century.

Those firms existed to lower the marketplace costs of offering goods and services by amassing in-house employees. However, their utility to professionals has decreased as software and the internet have reduced the personal cost to transact directly on the market.

As a result, professionals are increasingly forming “firms-of-one” while partnering with similarly minded individuals and small businesses. This new model requires a remote work platform owned by them and working for them to lower the cost of doing business in the global marketplace even further.

It meets the changing needs of a globally distributed workforce by streamlining the project flow under a single platform — offering automated project tracking, team hiring, payment processing, sprint analytics, and real-time business intelligence roadmaps.

Existing services for remote teams are currently fragmented and inefficient. There are separate project management tools (Asana, Monday.com), payroll solutions (Gusto, Wingspan), and job boards (Upwork, Indeed), with each disjointed service requiring managers to continuously onboard and educate employees and contractors on their use.

Sprinter is the first comprehensive user-owned operating system for remote work.

Sprinter isn’t any one of these services because it replaces the need for using all of these services. Firms of any size, from firms-of-one to agencies managing hundreds of full-time and part-time professionals, can oversee projects from start to finish in one place.

In addition, professionals on Sprinter get shared ownership and voting power on the platform through membership NFTs and the RUN token. By building on the blockchain, Sprinter helps them access transparent reputation tracking, automated audit trails, fast and secure cross-payments, and other web3-enabled benefits.

The biggest challenge of remote work lies in effectively empowering distributed teams and global supply chains to work together even while physically apart. Solutions have to work for every group in the network, not just one of them.

Sprinter aligns these interests, creating an efficient, trusted, transparent, and streamlined execution platform for all those who do business on the platform they own and operate with each other.