Making Collaboration Work: A GigaOM Profile of RyppleBy Lisa Skapinker on December 6, 2011 in @Rypple
Later this week, Rypple is returning to Net:Work, GigaOM’s annual confab about the way technology is changing business.
At last year’s event, Rypple was chosen as a finalist for GigaOM’s Future Ideas Launchpad along with a handful of other innovative cloud-based startups (Cohuman Egnyte, Mainsoft, TimeTrade, TokBox, WANTED Technologies and WatchDox).
A lot has changed at Rypple in the last year. This week, GigaOm published an article about how much we’ve grown and developed since last year’s Net:Work.
Here are a few highlights:
- “Things have been moving along briskly on the product side… with the company introducing a raft of new features. “Rypple as a platform looks completely different than it did a year ago,” says [Rypple's Director of Content & Media, Nick] Stein, and the company’s star customer, Facebook, is behind one major change, dubbed ‘Loops’ by Rypple. The feature utilizes the platform’s social-media like “feed” of recognition and feedback to generate a quick, effortless alternative to the much-loathed yearly performance review.”
- “Rypple has also added a goals feature that lets employees collaboratively set then follow goals, showing individual workers how their specific tasks contribute to the larger aims of the company.”
- The team has doubled in size, and has added a number of talented new executives to strengthen their team, including a new CTO and VP of product management.
- “The biggest shift that we’ve seen in our business is the size of the companies that are coming to Rypple,” says Stein. “Larger and larger enterprises and even more traditional enterprises are coming to Rypple.”
This year’s GigaOm Net:Work event will take place on December 8th in San Francisco. Our VP of Product Management, Maksim Ovsyannikov, will be presenting on a panel entitled, “Making Collaboration Work: Incentivization, Success Patterns and New Ideas.” Other topics include how social tools really impact the enterprise, enterprise gamification, and the role of the workspace in the digital age.
You can read GigaOm’s full profile of Rypple here.