Take a look at how it all got started and learn about how we've grown over time!
As a startup, it’s easy to get hyper-focused on the insane pace of creating something amazing at the expense of establishing early on concrete values that grow into a strong culture...
But we learned from our and others’ experiences that, like death and taxes, culture doesn’t wait to be created, and that if we didn’t drive our culture with intentional thought and action, it would never happen. This is why we created our 4 Warmly Values, forged from the ethos of each of Warmly's cofounders.
We love diversity, we love weird, we love purple cows. To "Add A Comma," is to be different, unique and remarkable. We literally have a "," in our name, "Warmly,". Adding a comma is something that Warmsters do in their work, in their Zoom backgrounds, in their connecting to one another and in their personal lives too.
We pride ourselves on our collaborative natures and culture, and we are driven by a common purpose. There is a genuine understanding at Warmly of the power and necessity of each person’s contribution and that our accomplishments have no single origin. The team has traveled together to Hawaii, Alaska and beyond and we share in our collective victories, but especially our collective failures.
Everyone has a unique background and faces different challenges, which can be headwinds or windfalls. We like to focus more on where you’re going, and how you’re getting there, than on where you’re starting or are at the moment. This is a slight math joke: your slope (your rate of learning) is more important than where you start (your experience). We believe whoever learns the fastest, wins. Over time, the fast-learner overtakes even the wisest of people.
Lastly, we believe deeply in understanding ourselves: what is behind our thoughts, actions, and reactions. To make mistakes, own them, and accept them in others, and work better together for it. To know thyself is have a low enough ego to be confident in your areas to be improved. Your Warmleader (we don't use the term "manager" here) will help you identify these areas and importantly, to work with you to double down on your strengths
Get to know the team and the many adventures we've been on together!
Get to know more about each of us here.
Move over Sugar and Shine, the real Zoomicorn is arriving! Warmly is forging a new path with Zoom.
Our co-founder and CEO, Max Greenwald, discussed in his post, The Future is Zoom, how in the next few years the vast majority of business interaction will have moved from in-person to virtual communication platforms.
In such a world, whoever owns the “virtual real estate” in and around a Zoom meeting will generate immense value and opportunity. Said another way, the next generation of unicorns will be built on the back of the Zoom App store. Bold Claim: The Zoom App Store will be bigger than the Apple App Store, for business professionals & consumers alike. Warmly will be the first ever “Zoomicorn”, a startup unicorn built off the back of Zoom - just like Zynga was for the Facebook App Store.
We don’t find Unicorns, we make them.
As a startup we are lucky to have some of the best investors in the world. They chose to back us because they believe in our mission to bring humanity back into conversation.
Elizabeth Weil, the founder of Scribble Ventures and one of our investors, explained to us her drive to invest in Warmly:
“The warmly product doesn’t make me happier, but more prepared, able to do my job better, and efficient. Your team loves to learn about the little things of each other --- this is hard to replicate in a distributed team environment. And your CEO, Max, prioritizes team building, company culture, and improving and learning every day.”
And when you interview with us, we’ll tell you more about our deepening partnership with zoom.
Most recently, Warmly raised an additional $2.4 million from Maven Ventures, the same venture firm that backed Zoom in its early stages and F-Prime Capital