Vator Splash Competition (September 2010)
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Cohuman
Location: 632 Commercial Street, San Francisco, California 94111, United States United States
Founded in: 2009
Stage: 1.0 (formal launch)
Number of employees: 6-15
Funding history:
- Date: 01/2011, Seed: $600
- Date: 10/2009, Seed: $800
Short URL: vator.co/cohuman
Awards and mentions
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At GigaOM: Network 2010 Future of Work conference (December 2010), we won the People’s Choice award for ‘Future Ideas’ contest. Regrettably GigaOM wasn't organized enough to have a digital bug for us to use (unlike Vator!)
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Cohuman

We Sync People
Startup/business
California, United States United States
http://www.cohuman.com

Cohuman is the simplest most powerful way to keep your team in sync. Easily delegate, prioritize and track tasks with all your teams.

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Cohuman is the simplest most powerful way to keep your team in sync. Easily delegate, prioritize and track tasks with all your teams.

It is an intelligent workspace for coordinating people and managing projects. It promotes transparency and accountability in communications allowing teams to get things done more efficiently.

PERFECT INFORMATION 
Cohuman delivers immediate insight into the status of projects, coworkers and the tasks you need to focus on. 
1. We provide unprecedented visibility into a team's collective and individual responsibilities. 
2. Projects and people are presented with lists of tasks that are ranked in order of priority. We utilize metadata to dynamically rank a task's importance relative to the needs of the team.  

BENEFITS 
- Focus: Tasks are organized so people can focus on doing the most important things first. 
- Transparency: Team members have visibility into the shared actions and needs of the group. 
- Accountability: By compelling individual ownership, we reduce business ambiguity. 
- Accessibility: Files, conversations and deadlines are centralized, secure and always accessible. 
- Email Integration: We work seamlessly with email, so those who don't want to login to Cohuman don't need to.  

GOOGLE INTEGRATION
- Attach Google Docs to Cohuman tasks, and we'll handle the permissions
- Sync your tasks to your Google Calendar
- Invite your Google Contacts
- Login and Signup with your Google Account
- Find us in the Google Marketplace and Chrome Store 

 

The long version of our Story:
The challenge we all face in today’s multitasking world is that we are inundated with emails, tweets, social media statuses, collaboration tool notifications, IM’s, buzzes, waves and more. Submerged somewhere in this digital torrent are the tasks we need to act upon as well as the true status of the things we have shared with, or assigned to, others.  

The truth is, we feel productive when we merely click on what’s unread in our inbox (a textbook Pavlovian response). We feel a sense of accomplishment when we stay abreast of the chatter. All the energy and time we invest in doing these things is creating a false sense of “doing” and eating into the time we have to get stuff done. We’re on a diet of electronic junk food. The day goes by and despite having been connected and collaborative, we’ve accomplished less than we thought. What’s worse, we experience that nagging feeling that we’ve forgotten to do something.

Cohuman is an online application that cuts through this digital clutter and gives you the power to make, share and track tasks with anyone. 

We fundamentally believe that the only way to simplify our lives is to know what our priorities are and to be able to focus on what matters. Cohuman is a social network for all your work and personal tasks. When you share tasks with other people, Cohuman is aware of how all your tasks are related. That’s what Cohuman is – a Task Network. In the same way you keep track of your colleagues and friends via Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter, we empower you to get status updates on all the tasks you’re connected to.

Based on an algorithm that takes into account the network value of a task, Cohuman is able to optimize your priorities and those of everyone in your network by assigning each task a score.

Cohuman lets you: 
1. See everything you need to do in one place 
2. Prioritize your day, your week, your life
3. Share tasks with others and follow their status 
4. Trust you are not forgetting to do anything

The market for Cohuman encompasses everyone who is tired of depending on email to coordinate their life or is simply struggling to manage their priorities.

 



Team
  • Ronan Dunlop
    Ronan Dunlop | Team member
      Ronan Dunlop - Cohuman, Director of Marketing AKA Rohuman, has 20 years of tech marketing experience, a medieval studies degree from Brown, and a sergeant’s stripe from the French Marines. This means he can translate techno babble,...
  • Michael Kebbekus
    Michael Kebbekus | Team member
Business model

Cohuman offers a free full featured basic edition and a paid professional version ($19.95/month/per user) that offers more controls.

Competitive advantage

Our ability to prioritize tasks. 

 

No one leverages the power of the network and the specific needs of the community to determine the importance of doing one task over an other.

There is no intelligence built into products like basecamp or Google Wave that helps inform the individual user what to focus on.