How Deel came about
After graduating from MIT in 2014, Co-Founders Alex Bouaziz and Shuo Wang noticed a trend among their friends: they couldn’t get high-paying jobs they were highly qualified for due to visa issues and local labor laws in other countries. It was an apparent problem.
The duo started Deel to make a change for people everywhere by empowering companies to eliminate hiring borders—so anyone, anywhere in the world, could access new opportunities.
At Deel, we’ve always been our first customer, which helps keep us poised to break new ground for our customers. As the company and team grew, we tackled more problems we faced, from onboarding employees to automating tedious processes. Now, Deel's evolved beyond just hiring to simplify every aspect of building a global team.
CEO & Co-Founder
Alex Bouaziz is the co-founder and CEO of Deel, the all-in-one HR platform for global teams. Founded in 2019, Deel’s technology helps companies simplify every aspect of managing an international workforce, from culture and onboarding, to local payroll and compliance. In just under four years, the company has grown to 2000+ team members worldwide in over 100 different countries and raised over $600 million in funding. It has 15,000-plus customers, including Shopify, Nike, and Cloudflare.
Alex grew up in Paris and graduated from Technion and then MIT with a Masters in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Prior to Deel he co-founded investment fund Sarona Ventures. In 2020 he was featured on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Finance list.
Outside of Deel, Alex enjoys cheering on Paris Saint-Germain Football Club.
CRO & Co-Founder
Shuo Wang is the Chief Revenue Officer and Co-founder of Deel, an all-in-one HR platform for global teams. Shuo drives Deel's revenue and led the company in scaling from $1-$100M ARR in under 20 months. Deel simplifies every aspect of managing an international workforce, from culture to payroll and compliance. The company has grown to 2000+ team members across the globe in 100+ countries, raised over $600M in funding, and has 15,000+ customers including Shopify, Nike, and Cloudflare.
Prior to Deel, Shuo co-founded Aeris Cleantec and served as CTO until its acquisition by iRobot. Shuo holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering and Robotics from MIT, where she met Deel's CEO, Alex Bouaziz.
Shuo is passionate about inspiring more women to get involved in software development, product management, and marketing.