Building the future of communication requires a whole lot of — you guessed it — communication.
Especially when the team is spread out across three cities and two time zones.
Talko is a tool for holding one-on-one and team calls wherever you are. It’s designed to work great while mobile, including in and across highly variable mobile networks. The calls can be recorded, tagged and interjected with photos during the call. The whole call and supporting data is then stored and can be easily searched or shared. The company was founded by former Microsoft Chief Architect Ray Ozzie along with Matt Pope, who heads up product, and Eric Patey, who heads up engineering.
Or as the Talko team wrote in a recent blog post on Medium:
“We use iDoneThis to log what each team member has done and will do. We’ve used and loved it for years now. By the time we do standup, we know that everyone has seen ‘just the facts’ regarding dones and to-dos. So we focus our standup time exclusively on issues, blockers or questions. It’s efficient.”
Talko is made up of 11 people, with about half in Boston and the rest divided between San Fransisco and Seattle.