Banter – A Bot To Start Fun Convos In Your Remote Teams



THE IDEA: What is the problem being solved by your startup / business?:

Random moments of friendship and team building have dissipated as teams move to remote and async. Banter helps remote teams learn more about each other and build comradery.

FOUNDER: Raymond Sam

THE FOUNDER’S STORY: When and how did you come up with the idea for the business?:

I’m a Demand Gen/Growth marketer based in Toronto. Have built the marketing engines of some high growth startups like Wave and Ritual. As I was consulting with more remote teams, I noticed the lack of comradery that teams would normally build in an office.

Banter sparks spontaneous group conversations with ice breakers that would normally happen IRL.

WHO IS THE CUSTOMER: What is the typical profile of your target customer? Where would they be located?:

Culture and People Leads, Team Leaders, Managers, Founders

LESSONS TO SHARE: What 3 key lessons from your startup journey you’d like to share with aspiring entrepreneurs?:

Banter starts fun group conversations that develop trust, sharing, and friendship in remote teams.

Banter helps promote bonding and friendships in remote teams by starting group conversations on a regular cadence with thoughtful questions and by bringing up interesting topics.

Location City: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Number of Employees: 1-5

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