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We're crazy about knowledge sharing. That's right, as strange as it may seem, we love something that most people don't even think about. The question is why?
It all began on a beach on the western tip of Cuba many years ago. As world travelers and tech enthusiasts two of our co-founders, Colin and Sedarius, were discussing starting a company which would enable them to pursue their passion for innovation while seeing the world. Later that year, they started a software development company with offices in New York and Southeast Asia.
They were distributed from the beginning, managing two teams that lived on opposite sides of the globe. They built custom knowledge management platforms, SharePoint sites, and custom portals for clients. But they kept running into the same problem- no matter how much money people spent on SharePoint or building portals they almost always complained that they were too complex, too difficult to use, and that it was just really hard to find stuff.
Whether it was a local bakery chain in New York City or the call center of a major insurance company, the problem was the same. So they kept thinking, “There's gotta be a better way. What if we could take all our experience in building these knowledge portals and create a solution with a modern interface and cutting edge tech to solve the search problem that all our customers are complaining about?”
Enter stage left, Tobias: an Accenture expert in running offshore IT teams and operations guru. At the time, Tobias lived in Manila managing his own software company. One evening after three too many beers, Sedarius and Tobias exchanged ideas about the product that would ultimately become Shelf. Soon afterwards, Tobias joined the team.
You'd be hard-pressed to find 3 people more nerded-out and passionate about making it better and easier to share knowledge. In solving this problem the Shelf team went beyond building software and set out to understand the Science of Organization. They consulted Harvard knowledge management gurus, data scientists, and artificial intelligence experts. They worked with some of the leading experts in the world to make sure that the best practices and innovations in harnessing intellectual capital were at the very core of the product.
Shelf's DNA combines a foundation in knowledge management gained from being practitioners with a passion for innovation and pushing the boundaries of what is possible. Everything about Shelf, from its cutting edge document and video search to continually investing in more automation and intelligence reflects the drive of the founders to modernize KM for the distributed workplace.
It’s Shelf's mission to help millions of distributed companies all over the world accelerate their ability to share, learn and succeed.
Please feel free to contact us and let us know how we're doing. Knowing this team, I'm sure they'll answer your call, take your feedback, and continue to push the forefront of what's possible.
Request a demo today and find out what Shelf can do for you.