Startup Spotlight #184: OfficeTogether
OfficeTogether is a workplace collaboration platform purpose-built for the hybrid office. We empower teams to bring their people back together at the office.
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Yin is the Founder/CEO of OfficeTogether, a desk reservations and team scheduling platform for companies who want to empower their employees through hybrid work. She has been a software engineer for the past ten years and was a former engineer at Coinbase and Facebook. She founded the Harvard Women in Computer Science and graduated with honors with a computer science degree from Harvard College. Yin is passionate about motivating talented girls to pave our engineering world of tomorrow! She is based in SF with her two cats Catherine and Scratches.
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Startup Spotlight: OfficeTogether
Problem: 72% of employees want a combination of in-person and remote work. But workplaces are not equipped with the right tech stack to effectively support a productive and collaborative hybrid workplace.
Market: With over 100B sq. ft. of office space in the U.S. and the average employee requiring ~150 sq. ft., the market is massive.
Solution: Hybrid is the winning workplace strategy, and we’re building the hybrid tech stack to support the modern office.
Team: OfficeTogether, a globally dispersed team, collectively brings decades of experience from established firms like Google, Meta, and Coinbase and high-growth D2C, SaaS, and dual-market startups.
Yin: We have an agile engineering team that can build for and adapts the product to the evolving needs of the hybrid workplace. When we started building the product, it was all about COVID compliance. But our customer needs quickly shifted to the employee experience. And now, we’re actively building features to make in-person work engaging again.
Yin: With every new COVID variant or policy change, we experienced a shift in how receptive the market was to in-person work and investing long-term in the hybrid office. This can make it challenging to predict your sales cycle. But, research and evidence support our hypothesis that the hybrid workplace is the future of how we work. We’re in it for the long haul, adapting our internal processes to support our growth journey better.
Yin: We’ve been in a bull market for the last 14 years, and now, for the first time for many knowledge workers, we’re entering a bear market – and we are all unprepared. The rule used to be growth at all costs. But that’s no longer the mantra. Entrepreneurs and leaders need to tighten up budgets and plan smartly as we head into a potential recession.
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