Since 2011, the European startup studio eFounders has founded 27 companies with a focus on software-as-a-service companies that try to improve the way we work. Some of them have been quite successful, like Front and Aircall.
And the company is working on its next startups. "We're particularly inspired by the new wave of productivity tools that are becoming more collaborative and flexible," said eFounders Co-founder Thibaud Elziere said in a statement
In exchange for financial and human resources, eFounders holds a significant stake in its startups. Ideally, startups raise a startup round and start on their own after a year or two.
The following comes from eFounders.
Canyon is a product for legal teams who want to do without Word, PDF documents and emails. It starts with a central hub that stores all of your drafts and documents. This allows you to track progress, get the latest version of a document, and see the context around a document. Since it's tailored for legal teams, it should work a little better than a Dropbox shared folder.
You can create templates to reuse later, view related emails right in the Canyon user interface, and invite other people to take a look at your work.
Kairn is a task manager who tries to get out of the way as much as possible. If you're working on your computer, you can add tasks right from the app you're already using.
For example, you can imagine adding a task by flagging an email conversation in Gmail, forwarding a message to a WhatsApp bot, or flagging a message in Slack. There is also a quick add window that you can trigger with a keyboard shortcut.
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The crew focuses on new hires and applications. Given that many companies are actively looking for interesting candidates, Crew is not just a way to passively collect applications.
You can use it to create automated workflows and do whatever you want from a recruiting platform.
Collective is a product for freelancers who want to collaborate and form groups. This should make it easier to send a contract out to a client that several freelancers are working on. Collectively facilitates compliance with legal requirements.