Worker-owned tech cooperatives find a niche

After nearly 12 years of bouncing around various Bay Area startups, Taran Ramage was feeling burnt out. A corporate IT technician who had been working in San Francisco since 1996, Ramage found himself growing weary of what he called the “cynical and selfish gambling of this hot startup market."

“Although the pay, benefits and work environment in the tech sector are generally excellent, I was starting to feel a lack of meaning, a lack of contributing anything useful to the world,” said Ramage.

Ramage says that between 1996 and 2008 he worked with three startups experiencing periods of rapid growth. By the time the third one had established itself, he was ready for something different. And that’s when he discovered TechCollective.

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