The Launch Of Virtual Whiteboard Deekit
A pair of ex Skype employees are looking to make it easier for remote teams to collaborate in real time using white boards.
The web app is called Deekit, which just wrapped up its private beta today, is a virtual and collaborative whiteboard to help remote teams work smarter.
The young startup is run by CEO, Kaili Kleemeier, who was previously a Head of Operations at Skype until 2012 when she left to pursue other options. The idea for Deekit came from a personal pain that Kleemeier experienced while working at Skype.
In a chat with Techcrunch, Kleemeier recalled what sparked the idea, “Working with remote teams has been a challenge in many ways – cultural differences, language differences, all the time people talk about the same things in different ways, sharing information across all locations.”
“But at the time of an incident, you need to put everything on steroids – explain things faster, solve things faster, be extremely transparent and so on. This experience literally lead me and the team to research in depth how can you collaborate really effectively.”
While the app is not overwhelmingly a new idea, other startup such as Realtimeboard, Stormboard and Murally also provide similar products. Kleemeier argues that Deekit is different because, “Deekit is designed to be simple and clean. To know what you want, before you want it. To provide the right tools when needed and keep them out of the way when not. So that you can focus on the task at hand — discussing your idea.”
If you are a remote team and need a solution to solve whatever problems you’re working on, why not give Deekit a try.