Social network, working and communication platform, Facebook for business, new CEO, former founder of Zyb – this seems like an interesting mixture right? Well read on!
Later today in Copenhagen, the tech start-up formerly known as Hoist, now Podio, is throwing a big party in relation to the announcement of the next big stage for the start-up. During the last few weeks, I’ve been talking to one of the founders Kasper Hulthin and closely following the new developments.
Basically the start-up is moving from the basement establishment, with primarily the founders working on the product to a 12 person organisation with international experience.
The most significant upgrade on the staff is getting Tommy Ahlers onboard as the new CEO. Tommy Ahlers is the Danish entrepreneur behind Zyb which he sold to Vodafone in 2008 for €31 million. Bringing Tommy Ahlers on board will undoubtedly increase the potential of making Podio into an international success.
Working with Podio
At Mindjumpers, we have been using the platform for the last 10 months. In the beginning we sort of just played around with it trying to figure out if we could use it for our workflow and in general internal communication. Overtime we have started to use the platform for almost all our internal communication and we use the platform more and more in our workflow.
One of the interesting values is the fact that it kills of all the different applications we use for different sorts of communication and through time, it seems that instead of using different applications and tools, we only need one platform.
In the process of finding the right tool for us, we tried out Yammer and the products for 37signals. The reason why we choose Podio were primarily because the platform have an easy user interface and makes it possible to build and form the platform around our internal communication and internal work flow – not the other way around.
We are looking forward to visiting Podio this afternoon and will next week bring some interviews and updates on the future plans of Podio.