Slack Fund, Haystack and CRV invest $4 million in Parabol, the meta-meeting software toolkit
These days it’s not enough to have meetings. Now tech companies need to have meetings about meetings — and to ensure that this can happen efficiently(?), a Los Angeles company called Parabol has just raised $4 million.
Founded in Brooklyn with a workforce that’s mostly virtual, the new-ish company managed to raise cash from three firms which know a thing or two about enterprise operations — CRV, Haystack, and the SlackFund.
Parabol’s software allow distributed and in-house teams to talk about how effective different processes and meetings have been.
The company says that over 500 organizations use the company’s suite of software services.
Think of it as a programmatic view of structuring a meeting and feedback — “Robert’s Rules of Order” for the Internet age.
“There are about 20 million engineers that run the agile development process today,” says Parabol founder and chief executive, Jordan Husney. “In the past everyone would show up to the same office and they would have these highly structured meetings. But as soon as great video conferencing software developed people started thinking more openly about labor and started hiring people all around the world.”
These distributed workforces required even more organizational structure for their meetings as