Collaborative whiteboards are a new idea, but there is still room for one more player in this market. The co-founders at Estonian startup Deekit startup are hardly tech novices, having spent years at Skype, but now they are ready to establish their own brand.
Deekit offers a straightforward whiteboard that enables teams to add text and images as part of your remote collaboration, but what is particularly appealing about this service is that it also allows them to tag boards, schedule events, view pending actions, and check the latest activity on a particular board. You do not need to necessarily know how to create a particular board, either, as the platform offers templates for various types of business documents. The boards are private, but other users can be invited as necessary. The platform is currently only web-based, but co-founder and CEO Kaili Kleemeier tells me that they are planning to soon roll out a native app for iOS.
While the platform remains in beta, the company says that it will remain completely free to use. They are planning to monetize it by offering subscriptions through a freemium model, but have not yet revealed any information regarding pricing.
Some services launch after only a brief beta period (if any), while others take awhile to get everything right. In the case of Deekit, they entered private beta in February 2014 and only last week entered public beta. One of the most notable aspects of this startup is that they have attracted 4,250 users, including businesses like TransferWise (also co-founded by a fellow Skype alumnus, incidentally), CGI, Compare the Cloud, and more, all while self-funding up to this point.