Remote work is a big change for most companies from the usual face to face business. The emotional toll, challenging environment, adoption of digital tools, prioritization, new way to lead people and self-management all make remote work a nightmare.
Remote work transition (and especially 100% work from home) can be tough for employees. It disrupts collaboration, makes people lonely, requires new processes and remote leadership style. We hope to support thousands of people whose performance suffers. We empower key people to manage themselves better, gain clarity, collaborate effectively, and develop as remote leaders.
Traditional coaching is a powerful tool that supports change. Panda’s micro-coaching solution brings it a step further by (a) making coaching scalable and affordable, and (b) allowing everyone to be aware of what’s going on in the company through knowledge sharing and data collection. All this made possible by utilizing both human expert-led coaching via text/Teams/Slack and AI chatbot tech.
We hope to support thousands of people whose performance suffers. We believe we can support them emotionally, help them become more productive, communicate better and generally solve personal and professional challenges.
50K EUR revenue last year. working with Universal Pictures (in LA), Bayer, Posti, Cramo, SAP and a few smaller firms like Futurice, Gofore, Vastuu Group. Won in Latvian HackForce COVID hackathon, recognized by Microsoft, Swedbank, Startup Wise Guys.
Expressed desire to pilot, looking for a project: Ramboll, Comcast, KONE, Finnair, UN, Stora Enso, S-Group, KPMG. Built chatbot product MVP. Built a podcast with following in Finland and sponsors. Built a network of freelance coaches we use for our projects.
Won 2 hackathons: DigiEduHack in the category "The future of work" and Sanako EdTech hackathon. The product is 1 year old, the company is 4 years old - pivoted.
The main challenge we have ran into was clarifying our value proposition. The problem is very diverse and people have different takes on it. We ended up with the conclusion that the management seems to care the most about the performance of the employees and the data about how their people are doing. On the tech side, chatbot integration with Teams has been challenging (especially authorization) but we solved it with Botkit.
Tech-wise, the solution is ready. What we need is to develop the content for the free chatbot trial package and nail the go-to-market strategy. That's why we worked hard on signing up organizations to test our solution: we will interview their people and then let them use the solution before releasing it out to the world. We been signing up test users and organizations who want to spread the word. It's been a huge unexpected success with people signing up from Google, United Nations, Cisco, Innova (Swedish innovation agency), City of Detroit, Solvay, Bluehealth Innovation Center (part of Microsoft), ITMO University, Tampere University, Sofigate, Rigilog, NurseBuddy, Redbridge, Dutch chamber of commerce and 30 more organizations!