Hi! Welcome to SoWork, where our mission is to build the place where great teams ❤️ to work. We are a super tight-knit team, founded at Harvard.
Nearly two decades ago (😱), a group of our teammates met playing World of Warcraft (Horde, obvi), and it completely changed the way we looked at teamwork, collaboration, and what was possible using social time online. Even though we were on three different continents at the time, we built real relationships, pwned Alliance noobs together, and became best friends. Now, we're out to build a massively multiplayer online workplace to power the new world of work.
As you're undoubtedly aware, the shift to remote and distributed work has unveiled some serious problems in communication, teamwork, culture-building, productivity, and collaboration, on even the best teams. Perhaps surprisingly, many of these problems mirror issues that gamers have solved in order to work together online for gaming (particularly in MMO-land). So, we're out to apply proven gaming principles to the business world to make remote, distributed, and hybrid work wonderful.
People spend 80% of their lives working, and that time should be as delightful as possible. We built Sophya to help people smile, make friends, and feel good while working.
We think that people deserve to live the lives they want to. So we’re on a mission to unlock as many people as possible to work from anywhere.
The more we can help online and remote work be great, the fewer miles of commuting, cars, parking lots, and downtown cores there have to be. That’s good for the planet.