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October 20, 2016

Offices of the Future Won't be Modeled on Factories of the Past

Today, if we hire people to think independently, exercise creativity, and take risks, most of these legacy office structures just don’t make sense. [...] The office of the future needs to automate not-so-world-changing decisions that drain willpower -- you know, that stuff you need to grind through challenging work.

Offices of the Future Won't be Modeled on Factories of the Past

July 19, 2016

Why engineers make great IT leaders

In today's fast-moving, ever-changing digital era, businesses need technology leaders that can keep up, and engineers and developers are constantly thinking about the future and how technology can drive better business decisions, Gadea says.

Why engineers make great IT leaders

June 2, 2016

Five Startup Office Hacks You Can Use In Your Small Business

We created the Office Hacks podcast series to celebrate that spirit of inventiveness and share some of the best startup office hacks. Here are some of my favorites from our series that any startup could steal to add a little fun and boost office productivity.

Five Startup Office Hacks You Can Use In Your Small Business

May 24, 2016

What’s driving Silicon Valley to become ‘radicalized’

Start-ups that once hesitated to invest in security are now repurposing limited resources to build technical systems to shed data, even if it hinders immediate growth [...]

What’s driving Silicon Valley to become ‘radicalized’

April 28, 2016

SF-based Envoy offers a look into the coolest 'office hacks' at tech startups

The creativity in solving everyday issues inspired Envoy to start a podcast called “Office Hacks” spotlighting the do-it-yourself projects that companies like Slack, Mozilla, and Hootsuite, among others, have engineered to make their work environments more efficient and fun.

SF-based Envoy offers a look into the coolest 'office hacks' at tech startups

April 28, 2016

5 Reasons Engineers Make Great CEOs

Envoy CEO Larry Gadea shines a spotlight on why engineers are especially qualified to lead companies to greatness. According to Larry engineers understand that details matter, are better at recruiting top talent, don't shift blame, value constant improvement, and are tenacious.

5 Reasons Engineers Make Great CEOs

June 23, 2015

Meet Envoy, The Startup Everyone From Airbnb To Yahoo Is Using To Check In Guests

Whether it’s sending pre-visit reminders and parking instructions to the check-in today, to potentially handling conference room selection and package deliveries down the road, Envoy CEO Larry Gadea is out to eliminate the clipboard and paper sign-in.

Meet Envoy, The Startup Everyone From Airbnb To Yahoo Is Using To Check In Guests

June 23, 2015

Envoy picks up $15M from Andreessen Horowitz for rapidly growing reception desk app

Envoy is in use in over 1,000 offices worldwide, and has been used to register over 1 million visitors to date. The customer base has been growing 20 percent every month almost since its founding in February, 2013, says founder and chief executive Larry Gadea.

Envoy picks up $15M from Andreessen Horowitz for rapidly growing reception desk app

June 23, 2015

Envoy Lands $15M From Andreessen Horowitz To Digitize The Office

Founded last year by Larry Gadea, a former engineer with Google and Twitter, Envoy digitizes the lobby registration process when people visit a company. Forget pen, paper or ‘digital’ systems, Envoy is a white-label service that lets visitor sign-up via an iPad app.

Envoy Lands $15M From Andreessen Horowitz To Digitize The Office

June 23, 2015

The Daily Startup: Andreessen Horowitz Invests $15M in Envoy

Envoy, a startup that has built an app to replace the sign-in book and other paperwork that companies manage every time they welcome visitors to their office, has raised $15 million in Series A funding from Andreessen Horowitz.

The Daily Startup: Andreessen Horowitz Invests $15M in Envoy

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Notable customers

Box, Coinbase, Eventbrite, Jawbone, Lyft, Okta, Pixar Animation Studios, Pandora and Yelp.

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iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch, Android, web

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Vítor Lourenço and Hiten Shah.

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Investors

Adam D'Angelo, Alexis Ohanian, Ali Rosenthal, Blake Krikorian, Bobby Goodlatte, Garry Tan, Harj Taggar, Javier Olivan, Jeremy Stoppelman, Kent Liu, Marc Benioff, Razmig Hovaghimian, Semil Shah, Tammy Nam, Tobias Lütke, Yishan Wong, and Yun-Fang Juan.

We mourn the passing of our friend Blake Krikorian (1967-2016). His advice and support meant a lot to us and we will miss him.