PRESENCE: Connect With Remote Peers Via Push-To-Talk Notes

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NAME OF STARTUP:: Presence – Push-to-talk for remote teams

FOUNDED IN (Year): 2021

FOUNDER: Junu Yang

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

Current ways of texting and scheduling video calls are way too time consuming and inefficient.

Teams end up over indexing on ‘informal’ communication via text (ie Slack fatigue) or ‘formal’ communication via video calls (ie Zoom fatigue).

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

Junu started Presence out of his frustrations working w/ remote teams out of Seoul, Korea the last ~6 years.

He has led the design and launch of multiple venture-scale products with millions of users—including a Korean music streaming app (Melon) w/ 6M+ MAU and a local foodie app (Mangoplate) w/ 3M+ MAU.

Before Presence, Junu bootstrapped and ran an audio-visual user feedback SaaS called UserLook.

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

Remote team managers, developers, project managers, marketers, designers

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

Current ways of texting and scheduling video calls are way too time consuming and inefficient.

Teams end up over indexing on ‘informal’ communication via text (ie Slack fatigue) or ‘formal’ communication via video calls (ie Zoom fatigue).

Presence helps remote teams work faster via more effective communication via a voice-first experience that works seamlessly asynchronously and synchronously.

HQ City: San Jose, California, USA

Website URL: https://www.presence.so

Number of Employees: 1-5

Connect On Twitter: @PresenceChat