Workplace collaboration tools are growing in popularity around the world. But the services can be difficult to use for those who aren’t technologically savvy, says Roy Law, the 41-year-old co-founder of Hong Kong startup TeamNote.
His company’s solution: a simpler, easier-to-use tool for employees who spend their days in the field, such as real-estate workers. A kind of WhatsApp for companies, TeamNote offers secure instant messaging, document sharing and functions for managing workers’ shifts. Among its prominent clients: Hong Kong’s Cheung Kong Holdings Ltd., a property-development and investment-services firm headed by Asia’s richest person, Li Ka-shing.
The startup, which was founded in 2014 and has a staff of seven, received backing from Mountain View, Calif.-based incubator Y Combinator, which has helped launch the likes of Airbnb and Dropbox.