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With the widespread coronavirus pandemic, a unique approach towards the way we live, work, and approach things has become inevitable. The bitter reality that dawns upon us is that even as communities reopen, things might never go back to the way they were before
Fremont, CA: Workplace safety Platform company Envoy secured USD 30 million in a new financing round to provide technology that will shape the modern workplace. With the widespread coronavirus pandemic, a unique approach towards the way we live, work, and approach things has become inevitable. The bitter reality that dawns upon us is that even as communities reopen, things might never go back to the way they were before. In light of this situation, Envoy announced the launch of its new product Envoy Protect, to help companies protect the health and safety of employees as they reopen their facilities - from offices to factories to construction sites to schools. The company also roped in Dropbox's Philip Lacor as its first Chief Revenue Officer.
"There's no doubt our work lives will be forever changed by the pandemic. More people will have the option to continue working remotely, even as workplaces gradually reopen. The way we use and interact with our workspaces will change," said Larry Gadea, founder/CEO of Envoy. "Employers are turning to us for help making their workplaces safe and healthy -- for the many people whose jobs depend on a physical workplace, and for those who simply prefer working in an office. We believe in the power of the workplace to help us connect with our colleagues, create boundaries between work and home, and accomplish some of our best work. Technology will play an important role in creating new systems to make a safe workplace possible. But these systems will only work if people use them -- and a great user experience and a privacy-first approach are essential to making that happen."
Envoy opened the sign up for the beta testing of its new suite of tools, Envoy Protect. The software is built upon Envoy's workplace platform, and designed to integrate with the other products in the workplace. Envoy Protect will be available for free to anyone using Envoy Visitors, including those on Envoy's free tier. It includes features like employee registration, wellness checks, touchless sign in, and capacity management.
"Trust is core to everything we do at Okta. As we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our employees during this unprecedented time, it's important we have the technology we trust in place to support a smart and thoughtful reopening of our office spaces," said Armen Vartanian, SVP, Global Workplace Services, Okta. "It feels natural to partner with Envoy, a company we've worked with for years, to create a welcoming and secure workplace, as we look ahead and plan for the new normal."
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