Today, I am thrilled to announce the launch of Coffee Talk – the newest, groundbreaking AI-powered Slack app by Airspeed. With Coffee Talk, we’re taking virtual coffee meetups to new heights. By harnessing the potential of generative AI technology, we’re creating a platform that fosters meaningful connections and enriches conversations among colleagues. This remarkable product is a testament to the incredible team we have here at Airspeed.
My journey at Salesforce as the General Manager of Sales Cloud played a pivotal role in shaping the “why” behind Coffee Talk. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, we were suddenly thrown into a world of remote work and back-to-back Zoom meetings. While I enjoyed the flexibility of working from home, I couldn’t help but miss the invaluable moments of connection and camaraderie I experienced with my colleagues at Salesforce – whether it was visiting customers together, volunteering, going on fun outings, or simply grabbing a beer. To make matters worse, I started my position managing the team in February 2020. I hadn’t had a chance to meet most of my team before we were locked down, and the size of the team meant that I didn’t get to know folks beyond a core few in a meaningful way. I realized that the pandemic had created a void in these authentic interactions – and existing attempts to bridge the gap fell short.
This realization, combined with my belief in people-first cultures, inspired us to develop Coffee Talk. We wanted to create a platform that would capture and amplify the essence of those personal moments, fostering deeper relationships and building a legendary culture – whether you’re in the office, remote, or a blend of the two.
Coffee Talk by Airspeed is powered by AI
Coffee Talk introduces a host of cutting-edge features driven by the power of artificial intelligence. Through intentional matching based on individual profiles and shared interests, Coffee Talk goes beyond random pairings to suggest the most meaningful connections. We provide personalized, AI-generated conversation starters that spark engaging discussions and eliminate awkward silences. And with our scheduling assistant, Ava, finding a time to meet is as simple as clicking a few buttons. It doesn’t stop there – Coffee Talk learns from each interaction, continuously refining its matching capabilities to deliver even smarter pairings and even richer work friendships.
Coffee Talk is now available for free during our Early Access period this year, empowering all teams to forge stronger relationships and cultivate a vibrant company culture.
Once we transition to a paid model, we will maintain a free-forever tier, ensuring that Coffee Talk remains accessible for smaller organizations and Slack communities. For others, we will offer access to our entire app family and customization features at a remarkably affordable price point, comparable to that of any single-function Slack app today. Our goal is to provide exceptional value and empower companies to build legendary cultures without breaking the bank.
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Legendary company cultures are built by extraordinary individuals who go above and beyond to create a supportive, inspiring, and inclusive work environment.
With this in mind, I invite you to share your company’s legendary culture stories, whether you have experienced the transformative power of our apps (or not). You can email me directly at [email protected] and share your best practices, successes, and lessons learned from your own cultural endeavors. We will be highlighting culture champions on our blog, social media and conferences in the future.
Thank you for joining us as we shape the future of employee connection.
– Doug Camplejohn, CEO