For the last two years, we’ve been hyper-focused on building a mobile communication and productivity platform so that remote workers could take their meetings while walking. As remote workers ourselves, we built a tool for people like us which is so often the case in tech. And while Spot’s platform does support healthy collaboration during walking meetings, we weren’t addressing the 80% of the workforce who are already away from their desks, most of whom are running their businesses from their phones. So, why not build Spot for them too?
Today, we’re on a mission to support work anywhere for everyone. Mobile technology for communication and productivity has enabled only a subset of the workforce to thrive, with many groups left behind and overlooked. At Spot, we believe every worker should have access to innovative tools and technology. Everyone should be able to achieve their professional goals regardless of where life and work take them.
Spot co-founders, Greg Caplan and Hans Petter (HP) Eikemo, were working remotely before working remotely was the cool thing to do.
From the beginning, they’ve been finding ways to hack digital tools to continue to lead productive, efficient, and collaborative remote teams. While they, and their employees, were enjoying the freedoms that come with remote working, there were some challenges. Challenges that all boiled down to communication.
At the time, remote working was relatively new so their teams defaulted to using video calls. Soon after, Greg and HP, realized that their new freedom was only as far as the wifi signal reached and their new found freedom was feeling awfully sedentary.
So like any innovative duo, the two found ways to hack traditional video calls to be a bit more mobile. What they found was more than a greater sense of freedom - they felt more engaged in the meetings, more creative, and were feeling happier and healthier overall.
Nearly a decade later, they’ve combined forces to bring Spot to life. A tool that helps make the remote lifestyle work for you. It allows users to continue to collaborate and produce top-notch work while finding balance in their daily routines for an all around happier and healthier lifestyle - no matter where you are.
We can only go further if we go together. Listen with an open mind. Lead with empathy. Be the bridge for healthy collaboration between our customers, partners, and each other.
Find value from every moment, especially the ones that challenge us. Be purposeful. When we act with intention, the opportunities are endless.
Lean into your expertise, you’re here for a reason. Be accountable because accountability earns trust. Allow others to share their expertise with you — everyone has something to teach.
Spanning the globe, our team is changing the way work gets done.
We believe "productivity" shouldn't be constrained to the work that's done while sitting at a desk behind a laptop.