What is Podio?
Podio, now part of Citrix Systems, is an online work platform with a new take on how everyday work gets done. Podio gives people more power than ever before to manage their work in their own way and is trusted by thousands of teams, companies and organizations worldwide. Podio users create workspaces to collaborate with specific groups of people, use an Employee Network for company-wide communication across departments and locations, and get their work done using Podio Apps. Anyone can build their own Podio Apps without any technical skills, and can choose from hundreds of readily available, free apps in Podio's App Market. These apps add structure to any business process or project and are connected to social, collaborative activity streams used for commenting and discussion.
What makes Podio special?
What really sets Podio apart is how it puts people in control of their work tools, rather than the other way around. You decide how to structure your projects, teams and workflows by creating your own workspaces and sharing them with relevant people. You also decide how to structure, create and present content and information that’s linked to your work processes and interactions. You do this by choosing from hundreds of Podio’s specialized work apps or creating your own to help you get the job done – whatever it is.
The result is a new way of working – no more bottlenecks, no more blind spots and no more disconnected processes.
Who is in the team behind Podio?
Podio was founded in early 2009 by Jon Froda and Anders Pollas with founding developer Andreas Haugstrup Pedersen. The stealth project was then named Hoist. Later in 2009, Kasper Hulthin joined the founding team. Thomas Madsen-Mygdal and Ulrik Jensen provided support to the team with seed investment in early 2009. Podio signed up its first customers in August 2009, while still in stealth mode. Since then Podio has grown its customer base at a rapid pace. In August 2010 Tommy Ahlers invested in Podio and joined the team as CEO.