"The reason we started Fireflies is because my cofounder Sam and I didn’t enjoy meetings anymore. We found ourselves going to the same meetings again because someone didn’t attend it last week, and having to explain the same thing multiple times to different people was overwhelming. Now I just say, ‘Hey go look at Fireflies, you’ll have full context and then let’s talk about that afterwards.'
In addition to automating meetings we don’t need to have and reducing the number of meetings we do need to have, Fireflies is a solution for workforces that are getting more remote and asynchronous. By asynchronous, I mean your team doesn’t have to be present at the same time in order to get work done. I can be working in the Pacific Time Zone while you work in Indian Standard Time, and we’re still able to collaborate and get work done.
COVID-19 did a complete 180 degrees on the belief that you have to meet your customers and investors in person. People are able to do a lot remotely—you’re having IPOs done remotely, large fundraising rounds done remotely, people closing big deals being done remotely. I think eventually we’ll have people meeting in person again, but instead of 80% in person and 20% remote, we’re going to see a shift to 50/50 or 60/40. And with tools like what my team is building, we’ll continue to connect, and improve how we connect, going forward.”