Everything related to working at Open Water and the people of Open Water

This is a living document with everything we've learned working with people while running a startup. And, of course, we continue to learn, so it will change as we grow! A lot of this content is largely an imitation of a handbook from this really cool Dutch company called Blendle.



The bread and butter of what we do and how we do it.

🤗Welcome to Open Water

🔬DNA & culture

Operations and office

You can tell a lot about a company by looking at how they deal with the practical stuff.


🛠️Fonts & Color Details

🏖️Vacation / Time Off / You’re Sick

✈️Travel costs and reimbursements


We want to be a place for you to learn, grow, and have a meaningful impact on the planet. It won’t always be easy, but we hope it will be worth it.

🧘‍♂️De-stress Yourself / Talk About It