For 500 Startups LatAm, POC meetings are twice-weekly check-ins with five members of the team. The goal of each meeting is to discuss major updates with portfolio companies, expansion strategies, and overall company direction, challenges, and plans. Scheduled for 1.5 hours twice per week, Didier said the meetings always stretched to 2.5 hours because there was so much to go over and so much context to digest. This led Didier to question if a tool like Yac could help the team explain context ahead of time, so the meeting would only be for strategic discussions.
Communication is crucial for any startup, but it gets difficult in a fully distributed team across multiple time zones. This challenge is what Bek Abdullayev had to deal with as the founder and CEO of SuperDispatch, a company that helps the auto transport industry run smoothly. Internally, the 30+ person global team was dealing with a lot of admin time wasted booking (and having) internal calls. To speed up collaboration and make life easier for employees around the world, Bek turned to Yac for async brainstorming.
Carwow helps people throughout Europe buy cars online, comparing different features and discounts to find the best deal. Pre-pandemic, the company had offices in the UK, Germany, and Spain, and loved the back and forth chats that came from popping over to a coworker’s desk with an idea. While the productivity benefits of remote work led the company to shut down its offices, Roey worried he was losing the easy conversations he had with team members in the office.
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Voice is a solution that prioritizes a high quality outcome while giving every stakeholder more value.
As innovators think of new ways to engage, expect technology to stop relying so much on eyes and start engaging other senses like hearing. There is already a lot going on in this space, and it’s only growing. Audio is set to disrupt every legacy industry in the world - and this time, they want you to hear them coming.
The office world chose synchronous as a foundation, and it led to tons of meetings that probably should have been an email. Remote work has the opportunity to flip that script, starting asynchronously and demanding justification for holding meetings.