🦄 Unicorner Startup of the Week: Scoop
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Solutions for hybrid teams
Scoop offers a set of products meant to improve the hybrid work experience. Some of these include Team Sync, which allows team members to easily see and share their location plans with each other; Workplace Sync, which provides companies with attendance data and desk management software; and Commute Sync, which allows employees to carpool together and have backup commute options.
🔗 Check it out: www.scoopforwork.com
💰 Business Model
Scoop offers two plans with a freemium model. Its free Basic plan offers features like Google Calendar and Slack integration, default routines, and access to iOS and Android apps. Its Enterprise plan, available for $5 per user per month (billed annually), includes the same features as the Basic plan plus attendance analytics, desk management and booking, and more.
📈 Traction and Fundraising
  • Raised $8 million Seed round from Semil Shah, Activate Capital, Audacious Ventures, and G2 Venture Partners, as well as from angel investors Zach Weinberg, Russell Fradin, Jeff Weiner, Greg McAdoo, and David Marcus
  • Partnered with Lyft to automatically create optimized carpool routes for employees
👫 Founders
  • Rob Sadow, CEO: Previously Manager @ Bain & Company, Management, Legal Studies & Business Ethics @ The Wharton School
  • Jonathan Sadow, CPO, CTO: Previously Product Manager @ Google, Project Coordinator @ Jones Lang LaSalle, Finance, International Business @ The George Washington University
💼 Opportunities
🔮 Our Analysis
 With many companies now taking a hybrid work approach, and many more still determining what their workplace environment should look like going forward, at least two opportunities open up that address the pain points of two different types of customers. The first improves the hybrid workers’ experience, and the second improves the hybrid companys’ decision-making experience. Scoop is addressing both of these opportunities by building tools that aim to make both running and working at hybrid companies a more pleasant experience. Its Team Sync addresses the working experience by helping team members coordinate where they work from. There’s a lot of room to expand the product down the line to further improve the employee experience. At the same time, while companies make important and potentially irreversible hybrid work changes, Scoop’s Workplace Sync analytics can help inform decisions that impact the entire company and its customers beyond. Given its current ability to build with both of these customers in mind, we suspect success on Scoop’s horizon if it is able to continue to innovate on its offerings.
📚 Further Reading
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