Scoop Launches Hybrid Team Enablement Platform To Master the Future of Work

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Company secures $8M after epic business pivot in response to CDC mandate

“Scoop turns data into action with a platform built to help optimize the hybrid work ecosystem for everyone, whether that’s a person, a team, an office, or an entire enterprise," said Rob Sadow, CEO and co-founder of Scoop.”

Today, Scoop, the hybrid team enablement platform that makes it easy for everyone - from individual to team to company - to determine where work happens, officially re-launches after the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting social distancing practically destroyed its initial business. To support this next venture, Scoop has raised $8M in Series 1 funding, led by Semil Shah at Haystack (early in DoorDash, Figma and dozens of others), to remove chaos from hybrid work so teams can operate effectively.

Scoop was previously a corporate carpooling solution ​​that closed out 2019 with more than $100M in funding, a $250M+ valuation, and a swath of customers including Amazon and Walmart. In early 2020, Scoop’s business was upended when carpooling was structurally outlawed by the CDC amid Covid-19’s six-feet apart directive. In a demonstration of business resilience and deep understanding of workplace dynamics and operations gleaned from years serving people teams, Scoop pivoted. In less than two years, Scoop shifted its business from enterprise carpooling to optimizing hybrid teams and is already serving thousands of people.

Studies reveal that most people prefer a hybrid arrangement, and that 74 percent of employees would go into the office more frequently if they knew their direct team members or friends would be there.

“For most companies, hybrid work is a puzzle that is fundamentally missing key pieces," said Rob Sadow, CEO and co-founder of Scoop. “While countless studies have produced tons of data around hybrid work, the findings are broad and general and people and their managers are still left making big decisions in the dark. That’s not hybrid work, that’s guesswork, and frankly, it’s not working. Scoop turns that data into action with a platform built to help optimize the hybrid work ecosystem for everyone, whether that’s a person, a team, an office, or an entire enterprise.”

How It Works
Scoop has built a suite of products and features that directly address the friction associated with the hybrid workforce.

At the core of Scoop’s offering is Team Sync, the entry point for creating an efficient hybrid team. It acts as a hybrid team assistant that proactively collects, summarizes, and surfaces workplace plans, helping each teammate determine whether or not a trip to the office is worthwhile. For enterprises, Workplace Sync captures, aggregates, and surfaces all those data points into dashboards that allow them to analyze trends, identify pain points, and build workplace policies that reflect and best serve how their teams are using the workplace.

“We are proud to support Scoop’s new business model and mission as future of work conversations continue to surge,” said Semil Shah from Haystack. “It has been extremely inspiring to see Rob and his team rebuild their entire business and shift the company in such a short amount of time, and to have already garnered significant traction. We have full confidence they will help everyone master hybrid work.”

In addition to Haystack, Scoop’s investments include funding from Audacious Ventures, Activate Capital, and G2 Venture Partners as well as Jeff Weiner, Greg McAdoo, Russ Fradin, Zach Weinberg and David Marcus as angel investors.
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About Scoop
Scoop empowers organizations to get the most out of their hybrid work environments. Scoop provides managers, HR leaders, and employees with the solutions they need to successfully implement, and benefit, from flexible work—all without the back-and-forth headaches of coordination and scheduling. Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., Scoop is a privately-held company with the backing of prominent investors including Haystack Ventures, Audacious Ventures, G2 Venture Partners, Activate Capital, BNP Paribas, and select angel investors.

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