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Shuffle联合创始人Chris Watts(左)和Mathew Lee。(David Rzegocki照片)

两年前,马修李was on a sabbatical between jobs, he reflected on his career highlights.

“有一些工作,我真的很喜欢,有些只是一份工作,”李说。“关键组成部分是人民。”

这让他思考了他可以使用技术来通过帮助人们与他狗万平台们的同事互动来改善他人的工作经验。他仔细阅读了他的专业和个人网络,实现了他的童年的朋友Chris Wattshad made a tool that randomly matched people to connect for lunches. The two had first met in 2001 when Lee immigrated to Seattle in seventh grade, and stayed on touch over the years.

李邀请瓦特到马来西亚,他的休假旅游目的地和他的出生国。他在分享的街头食品中制作了他的俯仰Kuala Lumpur. Watts signed on, leaving an engineering job at Amazon.

2019年,两人发起Shuffl., a startup offering a tool that matches and introduces people through platforms such as Slack or Microsoft Teams. Lee, who is the CEO, is based in San Francisco while Watts, the CTO, is in Seattle, where the 2-person company is headquartered.

Here’s how Shuffl works. On Slack, for example, users can find the Shuffl app on the platform’s app store. The app automatically creates a new channel for users, who decide how often and when Shuffl-mediated interactions take place. The app sends notifications on the channel and matches people for one-on-one or larger interactions, which can be assigned randomly or intentionally.

When the “Shuffl” happens, the organizer can share links for video conferences and provide icebreaker questions or articles for discussion. Through the “smart shuffl” feature, users can arrange for non-random connections, pairing a small group of employees with a company leader, for example.

狗万平台Lee表示,大约1000支球队已经安装了该应用程序,包括企业规模公司,德国大学生和威尔士的公共卫生组织。该服务对于最多50名成员的团体是免费的,为最多1000人的团队每月50美元。付费服务提供了额外的福利和支持。

Competitors in the space include Donut, RandomCoffee and Snack. Shuffl will be seeking angel investors in the first quarter of 2021.

In addition to Amazon, Watt previously held engineering roles at Expedia, as well as Simply Measured, a social analytics firm that was acquired by Chicago-based social media management platform Sprout Social. Lee has worked in sales at companies including StreamSets, Interana, Apptio, and others.

该工具可在Slack上提供,并为Microsoft团队开发。意图是为服务工作的各种通信平台。

“关于Shuffl的最佳部分是狗万平台我们的服务没有与公司和团队联系在一起,”李说。

我们赶上了李为此启动Spotlight功能。继续阅读他的调查问卷的答案。

贵公司做了什么?Every week we “shuffl” people into new groups on their chat platform and help them create meaningful bonds with one another. Studies show team environments thrive when there are strong social bonds and trust between people. We go beyond randomly sorting groups and smartly shuffl people in new and fun combinations that spark joy.

灵感袭击了我们:我们有一个共同的实现,当我们与我们的同事有很大关系时,工作最愉快。我们看到了在我们的筒仓外沟通的力量将幸福和生产力作为个人和团队提升。

VC,Angel或Bootstrap:Bootstrap. Our focus on operating in a lean fashion on leading platforms in combination with the organic demand for our product created a perfect storm that has allowed us to grow solely through our revenue. This has demonstrated our value and allowed us to focus on product innovation and targeted outreach.

我们的“秘密酱”是:我们团队对挑战的狂热回应,为用户提供最佳体验。我们始终如一地让彼此的创意解决方案对非常复杂的问题,我们的客户是直接受益者。我们故意投资于智能Shuffl等功能,因为我们相信建立更改游戏的解决方案。

我们到目前为止的最聪明的举动:我们早期的前期投资将在AWS上建立和操作我们的整个服务堆栈。Shuffl现在利用性能缩放,可靠性和安全性获得最佳服务。这些投资是我们业务的游戏更换器,因为我们可以扩展到额外的平台和创新在新的领域,我们通过快速调整和交付新兴市场趋势。

到目前为止我们制作的最大错误:在最近的一份版本中,我们有很多可交付的可交付成果对抗攻击性时间。当时,我们延迟了带来设计顾问。在后威尔,如果我们令人震惊,我们可以尽快完成重点里程碑。我们现在积极主动地利用律师并在需要时帮助。

你最想要在你的角落里工作哪个领先的企业家或执行官?微软联合创始人和慈善票据盖茨。除了他的技术专长外,我们还重视他对以人为本的工作的承诺。Shuffl在让人们的生活中更好地围绕着人们的生命,并欣赏他的生活在同情和同理心中的工作。我们珍惜有机会学习和分享我们对衡量其积极影响的建筑技术的热情。

Our favorite team-building activity is:We love getting outdoors! We find our best creative ideas flow during our camping retreats and biking new trails.

我们在招聘时寻找最大的事情是:相信。我们每天都会向全球客户提供呼叫的吊带的能力归结为令人难以置信的团队合作。我们相信让每个人都能实现增长和成功,并具有相互信任和尊重彼此的责任。

你刚刚开始的其他企业家的一件建议是什么?通过确保每个人股票并相信公司的创始原则,价值观和使命,找到合适的联合创始人。创始人是将决定团队立即成功或斗争的关键。选择一个强度填补彼此的弱点并在艰难时期滚动时互相啦啦队。

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