Meet Teemyco, a Stockholm-based startup that wants to reproduce workplace interactions in a virtual environment. The company wants to foster spontaneous interactions and casual collaboration with a room-based interface. Each worker moves from one space to another just like in a physical workplace.
If you’re no longer working from a workplace, possibilities are you rely heavily on e-mail, Slack, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Google Meet or a combination of all those tools. While those tools work completely fine for what they’re designed to achieve, lots of business feel like important details is getting lost. It’s harder to bump into a coworker next to the coffee maker and ask a fast concern.
With Teemyco, each person is working in a virtual room. By default, you operate in the lobby. You can consider it as an open area with multiple desks. When you wish to get together for a planned or unintended conference, you can pull someone from the lobby and create another space.
Because space, you can begin an audio call or a video call. You can see your colleagues in the corner of your screen and stay concentrated on a file at the same time, or you can put a video hire full screen. When someone is done, they can leave the space.
Those interactions are less formal than what you get with video-conferencing services. You do not have to send a link to a Zoom room, you don’t need to send a calendar welcome. People hop in and hop out.
You can move to a focus space so that you do not get disturbed every fifteen minutes if you’re working on something important. Other people will not have the ability to pull you from your virtual desk. If you have to run some errands, you can likewise put yourself in a room that states you’re not there– those rooms can function as a status.
Teemyco also helps you work beside your preferred colleague. You can develop a space and utilize a walkie-talkie function for fast interactions throughout the day. And, obviously, you can develop a break space for non-work associated conversations.
Teemyco is still a young company. The product is only readily available in beta. The company raised a $1 million seed round led by Luminar Ventures with Antler, Gazella and different company angels also getting involved.
It’s also not going to work for all business. I’m not sure it scales well for a company with numerous employees for instance. Introverts might not be fans of real-time communication either.
If you’re a remote-first business, you know that it is necessary to have a culture of transparency. And composed details is always more transparent than video conferences.
And yet, depending on your business culture, something like Teemyco can be useful. It can enhance info saved in shared files and internal interaction tools.
It’s a fascinating item that proves that the unavoidable dispute between physical workplaces and remote teams is not a binary issue. There is some granularity and business can adjust the knob depending on particular requirements.
Article curated by RJ Shara from Source. RJ Shara is a Bay Area Radio Host (Radio Jockey) who talks about the startup ecosystem – entrepreneurs, investments, policies and more on her show The Silicon Dreams. The show streams on Radio Zindagi 1170AM on Mondays from 3.30 PM to 4 PM.