- Two senior senior colleagues from Facebook are launching a new calendar app of the Woven name.
- It wants to improve how people organize meetings and make consumers more efficient.
- Tim Campos, CEO, was the chief information officer on Facebook until November 2016.
The old Facebook chief information officer wants to reset your calendar.
Tim Campos, CIO Facebook until 2016, and Burc Arpat, a former engineer of Silicon Valley's technical company, is launching a new company that aims to improve people's schedules, and has paid £ 4.8 million of funding to do so.
Woven is an app that fits with user and email accounts and helps to plan events and schedule timetables. It can be used to automatically find times for a meeting that does not conflict with the timetable of the attendees when considering travel times, or allow users to simultaneously edit joint events, or display a user's daily diary. graphically on a map so that they can understand where they need to be and when.
"It's kinda like a mashup of what would happen if Google Docs, Google Maps and Google Calendar had married," said Campos with Business Insider in an interview.
The idea for Woven was made out of Campos and Arpat's time in Facebook, said Campos, as he saw the difficulties consumers had with timetabling and effective management of their time. "My work on Facebook was a productivity of the workforce," says Campos. The couple decided to start their own business to tackle the issue and leave in November 2016, and have been working silently on Weaving since then.
There is currently a small team – just a dozen people, about half of Facebook's former employees – and are located in Mountain View, California. The start has raised $ 4.8 million in seed funding from venture capital investors, Batri Ventures and others to fund its development. (Campos refused to reveal Weaving valuation.) Campos is CEO, while Arpat is CTO.
Woven starts with a free calendar app of the name Woven, which launches on Thursday – but she has aspirations beyond this.
"The start of this is just the calendar product," says Campos. "Technology is the graph engine. There is a ton of different things that you can build on the top of this graphic engine. The same technology was created globally on Facebook, so you've seen a bit of & # 39 ; this movie from and before. "
One of these additional applications the company inspected is analyzes. In the long term, Weaving aims to target enterprise clients as a means of making money (the initial app is free), and offers companies a useful insight into their workforce more efficient – how long do people spend traveling between meetings? What kind of meetings are best attended? And so on.
Weaving also builds additional functionality on calendar events. It allows user tag meetings with their own categories (which could then feed into analyzes), or keep private notes for each event – and in the future, the initial plans allows users to add documents to meetings and even graded: "For people he said yes, this was a good use of time, this was a bad use of time."
Campos even suggested that one idea could occur with sleep tracking data – allowing consumers to measure almost every aspect of their life with analyzes, and see how a work schedule could affect the rest of users.
The calendar "has not changed in twenty years," says Campos.
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