NAME OF STARTUP: Commons – Voice-based communication platform for teams.
FOUNDER: Patrick Burns
THE IDEA: What is the problem being solved by your startup / business?:
Remember what it was like to talk to your teammates without having to schedule a meeting? These ‘tap on the shoulder chats’ are how we solve problems, share ideas, and connect.
Unfortunately, this is nearly impossible for distributed teams. Hence we all have Zoom fatigue.
THE FOUNDER’S STORY: When and how did you come up with the idea for the business?:
We’re a product-focused team that has previously worked on social and enterprise collaboration at Snap, Microsoft, Amazon, and Google.
WHO IS THE CUSTOMER: What is the typical profile of your target customer? Where would they be located?:
Team managers, Founders, SAAS
LESSONS TO SHARE: What 3 key lessons from your startup journey you’d like to share with aspiring entrepreneurs?:
Commons is a voice-based communication platform that recreates an office-like environment where you can jump in and out of conversations with your team.
It’s super easy to use: Login with Slack. Tap to talk. See the team on 1 screen. Record, transcribe, and assign action items. Connect like you’re in the same room. Today, 100s of teams use Commons to: ✅ Answer quick Qs that require a brief chat ✅ Host daily stand-ups and post-meeting ‘parking lot’ convos ✅ Coordinate for launch days ✅ Drop-in for water-cooler chats.
Location City: Los Angeles, California, USA
Website URL: http://commons.so/
Number of Employees: 1-5
Company LinkedIN URL: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thecommons