Asynchronous Short Video Platform Voodle Raises $6 Million

By Dan Anderson ● Dec 11, 2020
  • Voodle — an asynchronous short video platform that is purpose-built for remote teams and the new workplace — announced that it has raised $6 million in funding

Voodle — an asynchronous short video platform that is purpose-built for remote teams and the new workplace — announced that it has raised $6 million in funding led by Madrona Venture Group and Vulcan Capital with participation from M12, Cisco Investments, and Hearst Ventures. The investing will be used for driving product innovation and expanding Voodle’s headcount including executive leadership, sales, marketing, and engineering as well as grow native customer segments, including the support for key tech industry roles, such as management, sales, customer relations, human resources, etc.

Voodle has introduced a new way to collaborate by providing a smart alternative for all the times a quick 60-second video (shared with the right people) works better than yet another time-consuming video conference call or the avalanche of instant messages that often bury effective communication. And using the Voodle platform across web, iOS and Android – or by integrating Voodle with other popular work platforms like Slack, Salesforce, or Hubspot – teams can quickly capture and share short video updates, insights, and ideas that uniquely convey a sense of context and emotion.

Since launching in June, Voodle has quickly gained traction with a number of tech startup customers and others that have worked to enhance team alignment and engagement throughout the pandemic. And in September, Voodle introduced a free stand alone web application and added support for Android devices, making it compatible with all major mobile platforms.

Plus Voodle has also enhanced key features, including AI-powered search capability, allowing team members to discover and respond to relevant business conversations, information, and insights. And Voodle is going continue to reimagine and innovate the future of work communication, bringing new team collaboration features to market like conversation threading and structures, highlights and summaries, and smart ways for managers to keep up with employee and team sentiment.

KEY QUOTES:

“The shift to remote work is here to stay, and the new workplace requires tools that can shrink the distance between colleagues, foster an inclusive culture, and keep teams happy and productive. Voodle checks all of these boxes and more. Asynchronous short video is the perfect solution for fostering team collaboration and cohesiveness, for motivating and inspiring others, and moving business decisions along further, faster. It allows colleagues to inform and update as often as needed, without interrupting or adding more cycles.”

— Forest Key, CEO and Founder at Voodle

“The future of work requires async short video. Zoom fatigue is a very real thing today’s remote workforce must manage and Voodle helps mitigate some of the burden – and burnout – created by trying to force former office life rhythms into endless hours of video conference calls. We see Voodle as a new business tool that’s effortlessly integrated into the everyday workflow. It’s simple and effective – but, as importantly, it’s also fun to use.”

— Tim Porter, Managing Director at Madrona Venture Group

“Today’s workplace demands a tech stack that includes tools that allow people to collaborate, while not sacrificing productivity. Voodle addresses many of the shortcomings that have plagued remote work collaboration to this point, and ushers in an important channel for bringing teams back together – almost as if they were still in the same office.”

— Stuart Nagae, Director at Vulcan Capital