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About Voodle

Our remote-first-team’s mission is to transform how diverse teams collaborate. Our vision entails how Voodle can bring the baseline level of human connection, alignment, empathy, and context that we enjoy in many of our social communications, to our projects with colleagues and teammates at work. Our first release of Voodle in summer of 2020 re imagines how teams can build and share knowledge and connection using short videos.

About Voodle

Leadership

Forest Key

Forest Key

CEO

Forest is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for innovation in UX, video and storytelling software platforms. Previous founder+ceo of several venture-backed startups: buuteeq, Puffin Designs, and Pixvana. Previously led biz-dev and product in the Server and Tools division of Microsoft, and was founding-member of Silverlight and Macromedia Flash projects where internet video started. At Lucasfilm his CGI artist work included Star Wars, Men in Black, and Mission Impossible.

Rachel Lanham

RACHEL LANHAM

HEAD OF CUSTOMERS & MARKETING

Rachel leads our Users from inbound-to-delight. She has led customer and business management efforts within industries with high degrees of digital innovation and disruption including VR, Healthcare, and consumer products. She was GM of VR studio Wundervu, and co-founded digital health platform, Health123. At aQuantive she led accounts including Weight Watchers, MillerCoors, and Levi’s.

Lisa Tripathi

JOAH GONZALEZ

HEAD OF PRODUCT

Joah leads our product management and design team to build great experiences for our customers. He has extensive experience leading product strategy for collaboration platforms including Bloomfire and Lifesize. He also co-founded PintHub, a subscription-based mobile app for craft beer.

Lisa Tripathi

DARYL THAYIL

HEAD OF ENGINEERING

Daryl leads our engineering and technology team with his passion for building great organizations and empowering people to do extraordinary things. He was a software engineering manager on the Azure services cloud at Microsoft and led teams in strategic partnerships and SEO at Porch.

Lisa Tripathi

LISA TRIPATHI

HEAD OF PEOPLE AND FINANCE

Lisa manages both our financial functions and guides the development and well-being of our most important asset – our people. She built her career in HR at J.P. Morgan and Home Depot, and joined Pixvana in the CFO+HR leadership.

Lisa Tripathi

BRITT ANDREATTA, PHD

CHIEF SCIENCE OFFICER

Britt contributes a science and research-informed perspective to Voodle’s product and market. She is an author, speaker, and internationally recognized thought leader who creates brain science-based solutionsfor people leadership in dynamic organizations. She was previously the Chief Learning Officer for Lynda.com (now LinkedIn Learning) and a professor/dean at the University of California Santa Barbara where she completed her PhD in Education, Leadership, & Organizations.

Tamara Turner

TAMARA TURNER

HEAD OF STRATEGY

Tamara specializes in shaping company and product positioning, messaging, customer strategy, and demand generation for innovative early+ growth stage tech companies. She has worked across industries included digital advertising (aQuantive), CRM software (Pivotal), SaaS (K2, ShiftBoard), and search (Microsoft Bing).

Investors and Board of Directors

We are backed by Madrona Venture Group, Vulcan Ventures, Raine Ventures, and the corporate venture groups from Microsoft, Cisco, and Hearst. Our board includes Soma Somasegar, Tim Porter, Stuart Nagae, and Mike Galgon.

The Voodle Story

Voodle Team Members

We noticed that when communicating with friends and family we were increasingly using video and photography as the default medium to express ourselves. Yet at work, we were still rooted in text messaging and TL;DR emails. Our founding premise – that how we express ourselves at home will find its way into how we communicate at work, has driven our initial product ideas and development of Voodle.

In January 2020 we started using Voodle internally to post voodles about our customers and prospects, about product progress and milestones, and about our team and our human experience as colleagues. We all universally had that “aha” moment, that we were on to something.

As our home city Seattle became one of the first US cities afflicted by the coronavirus, we and other local teams were among the first in our country to start working remotely as part of our social-distancing efforts. We quickly made the decision to transition to a remote-first company, moved out of our office space, and transformed how we work together by eagerly researching and learning from distributed team’s best practices. The “new normal” gave us added motivation to bring Voodle to the world as part of the now crucial “future of work” collaboration opportunities. We see a Voodle-sized gap between the synchronous video calls and asynchronous messaging platforms that dominate the remote worker’s life.

Learn more about our culture and working at Voodle here.