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The Future of Work Looks Bright: Fuze Named One of Forbes’ Next Billion Dollar Companies

December 13, 2016 by Amanda Maksymiw

The Future of Work Looks Bright: Fuze Named One of Forbes’ Next Billion Dollar Companies

We’re looking ahead and the forecast is bright: cloud-based UC is the new sunny skies with a 100 percent chance of innovation.

That’s what’s on the Fuze agenda, at least, and people are taking notice: Last month, Fuze was named as one of Forbes’ Next Billion Dollar Startups of 2016. We’ve been humbled by the recognition, and know that it’s thanks to years of hard work, grit, and determination.

Alongside market disruptors like ClassPass, GoFundMe, and Doppler Labs, we’ve got a seat at the table. Though we’re pleased with the numbers, we’re proudest of the quality of the product we’ve put in front of the modern workforce, helping businesses approach work in a more connected and collaborative way. And, the product wouldn’t be what it is today without our team of Fuzers committed to bringing it to life.

This year, tying two brands into one was a huge undertaking along with making the vision of unified communications a reality. As a result, our all-in-one app has shown that UX for communication platforms can invite others to collaborate in instances where they otherwise wouldn’t have. We’re chasing the market opportunity that’s in front of us, knowing that enterprises are ready to have mobile, secure, IT-sanctioned options to connect with co-workers wherever and whenever they choose.

Our work is only just beginning. The demand for UC has never been greater as people navigate an always-on workplace. Leadership is searching for ways to engage employees while nurturing their highest rates of productivity without risk of burnout. Fuze is inspired to continue building the technology that powers a vibrant Future of Work, defined in large part by thriving ecosystem of collaboration; one that energizes workers, harnesses their talents, and convenes the right teams for the right projects.

Take for example, last week’s Forbes article asking the CEOs of each Forbes “Next Billion Dollar Startups” to share their top business productivity tips for 2017. What did Fuze’s CEO Steve Kokinos have to say?

“I use both one-on-one and group messaging within our app as almost a stream of consciousness. As ideas pop into my head I share them with key people on my team to discuss later. It keeps new ideas from getting lost and immediately starts a discussion around them.”

Bottom line? Collaboration isn’t limited to a single definition. It means different things to different people. It is a journey of discovery. Along the same lines, productivity should be measured in ways that are as meaningful to the modern worker as they are to the company for which they’re intended to benefit. Making work work for everyone demands a new way of communicating.

We believe that technology should empower the modern worker to welcome the enterprise challenges and opportunities of tomorrow, not fear them. It’s this vision that has driven our momentum of late, and it’s that same vision that will open new chapters for our company as we continue to grow.

Thanks for adding us to your list of “next” companies to watch, Forbes. No plans to take our eyes off the prize or our foot off the throttle.

Amanda Maksymiw
Amanda Maksymiw

Amanda is responsible for setting and managing the Fuze content marketing strategy including creating, producing and publishing engaging content. Throughout her career, she's worked with fast-growing tech companies and VCs on developing content marketing, influencer marketing and social media strategies. Amanda received her BBA in Marketing from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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