Miro's co-founder and CEO rarely does interviews, but he agreed to chat with us about the future of distributed teamwork and the challenge of scaling a business across continents and time zones. Andrey Khosi, founder and CEO of Miro, didn't do many interviews. In fact, this is his first podcast appearance, so we were thrilled late last year when he agreed to Latest Mailing Database join us in the studio. We discussed the company's evolution from Realtime Board, a beloved tool in the UX community, to Miro - a rapidly growing SaaS innovator that counts Dell, Netflix, Ikea and Spotify among their ever-growing client list. The idea of a virtual whiteboard is so simple that even the less tech-savvy among us could probably grasp the concept.
But what happens when you remove the constraints of an actual whiteboard – location, space, and time? Andrey and his team find out. The same goes for teams across all disciplines around the Latest Mailing Database world who embrace Miro as a one-of-a-kind collaborative tool – a vast canvas for creating and sharing ideas. Lack of time ? Here are five takeaways: In 2011, Forbes magazine called Realtime Board (Miro's previous iteration) "a virtual whiteboard on steroids." We spoke with Andrey about this description to see if the shoe still fits today. Miro has moved from product to platform. In our chat, we unpack what this means for them as a business and for their customers. Like many users, I first learned about Miro through a consultant and this channel has been very important in their growth story.
Miro offers a completely blank and potentially large canvas, but what about users who are not used to operating in such a free environment? In order to Latest Mailing Database understand the challenges of distributed teamwork, the company operates across four locations. We learn how essential sharing the pain your clients are feeling is to understanding it. If you enjoy our conversation, check out other episodes of our podcast. You can subscribe on iTunes , stream on Spotify , or grab the RSS feed in your reader of choice. The following is a slightly edited transcript of the episode. A virtual whiteboard on steroids John Collins: Andrey, we are delighted to have you on the podcast today. Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your background and how you came to found the company? Andrey Khosi: Thank you for inviting me.