Calendly is a software company that develops a business communication platform used for teams to schedule, prepare and follow up on external meetings. The company was founded in Atlanta, Georgia by Nigerian-born entrepreneur Tope Awotona, but discontinued its physical offices in July 2021.
Calendly founder and CEO Tope Awotona was born in Lagos, Nigeria. When he was 12, he saw his father shot and killed during a carjacking. His family moved to Atlanta in 1996 when he was 15. He studied computer science and business management at the University of Georgia and became a software salesman, selling for tech companies including Perceptive Software, Vertafore and EMC (later Dell EMC). In an Inc. Magazine profile in September 2019, when the company was earning $30 million a year, Awotona recounted the difficulty he faced with fundraising as a black immigrant when launching Calendly.
Calendly takes the busywork of scheduling off your to-do list so you can get more done. Thousands of teams across the globe use Calendly to make millions of 1-click meetings every week. Coordinate, connect, and nurture relationships all in one meeting lifecycle platform.
Calendly was founded in Atlanta in 2013 by Tope Awotona, a former EMC (now Dell EMC) salesperson who was frustrated with the difficulty of scheduling sales calls. He bootstrapped the company with his savings and by taking out a small-business loan, while working at the co-working incubator Atlanta Tech Village.He hired the Kiev, Ukraine-based company Railsware to help develop the software. In late 2013, seed investors provided a $550,000 investment.
The software began as a freemium version for individual users when the company launched. In late 2014, the company added a premium version.
In January 2021, Calendly raised $350 million from investment firms OpenView Venture Partners and Iconiq, at a reported $3 billion valuation. In July 2021, during the Covid outbreak, Awotona closed the company’s Atlanta headquarters and took the company remote.
In January 2022, the company received attention on Twitter, when a Silicon Valley entrepreneur criticized the etiquette behind sending a Calendly link, and others defended the process.The company reported a large spike in sign-ups after the social media attention.In a February article about Google’s calendar application, Wired reported that Calendly’s was a market leader.
Array of Features. Calendly tightly integrates with Outlook, Google, and Office 365. …
Optimized for any Device. …
Manage Last-Minute Schedules. …
Email Support. …
Zapier Integration. …
Calendly tightly integrates with Outlook, Google, and Office 365. It checks all calendars to help you avoid double-booking and scheduling conflicts. The software facilitates seamless scheduling by automatically adding new events to your calendars. Its interface is modern, simple, and easy to utilize giving you a smooth and convenient user experience. You can use custom reminders and confirmations to deliver automated invites to concerned parties.
Calendly is completely optimized for desktops, tablets, and phones which means you will not face any compatibility issues while utilizing the application.
Calendly enables you to efficiently manage last-minute meetings and set buffer time between each event so you can control them better. To improve convenience, the program permits you to view if your team is available for the scheduled event.
Calendly is ideal if you are organizing a tour, workshop, class, or webinar with a big audience. It permits multiple invitees to schedule slots and they can add a schedule to their chosen calendar without needing to register. Premium plan subscribers are given swift email support for issue resolution.
You can embed Calendly’s simple and elegant user interface into your website to enable your clients to conveniently schedule events without needing to go elsewhere. Lastly, you can expand the system’s functionality by utilizing its integration with Zapier.
Founder, Chief Executive Officer
Prior to Calendly, Tope spent the majority of his career in enterprise software sales, working for companies such as IBM, Perceptive Software, and Dell Technologies. He grew up in Lagos, Nigeria and came to the US in 1996. Tope graduated from The University of Georgia with a degree in Management Information Systems, and currently resides in Atlanta and New York City. When not fine-tuning and perfecting Calendly, he’s probably LOLing at a standup comedy club, (occasionally) showing up for CrossFit, or dreaming about a tropical vacation.
Chief Product Officer
Before Calendly, Annie led Glassdoor’s product vision and user experience for job seekers and employers around the world. She has led enterprise product teams at Box, including before and after its 2015 IPO, and was the VP of Product and a founding member of Xpert Financial. Annie was honored as one of the Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business in 2019 by the San Francisco Business Times. She holds a J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law and a Bachelor’s degree from Claremont McKenna College. She loves spending time outdoors, especially skiing, hiking, and running.
Chief Technology Officer
Roy is responsible for designing and scaling a solution to give users two of the most precious resources available: more time and improved collaboration. This mission drives his undying passion and focus on excellence. Prior to joining Calendly, Roy built high- performing engineering teams for multiple high-growth organizations including Sharecare and The Weather Channel. He studied computer science at the Georgia Institute of Technology and calls Atlanta his home. Roy is anoutdoor enthusiast with a running problem that often compels him to run ultra distances through forest trails as a hobby.
Chief Marketing Officer
Patrick was born in Boston and moved to the Bay Area in 2005, where he’s had the privilege of working with some of the best minds in tech. He led New Relic’s marketing org from inception to IPO, then later joined Bret Taylor at Quip in 2015 and helped with its purchase by Salesforce. He’s a self-professed SaaS and Product- Led Growth nerd (he actually reads blogs and books about freemium models in his spare time). At Calendly, he’s responsible for all aspects of marketing, includingbrand, demand generation, and product marketing. Patrick is a husband of 20 years, the dad of boy and girl twins who are heading off to college, and he obsesses about his cat and dog, Mooshi and Lui.
Chief Customer Officer
Tina holds 25+ years of experience in the SaaS and management consulting industries. Previously, she was Chief Customer Officer at WP Engine, where she built and scaled the customer experience team to serve hundreds of thousands globally. Before that, she was VP of Client Services at Bazaarvoice and Director of Client Services at Inquisite, where she grew sales nearly 110% in two years. Her teams have earned 13 Stevie Awards for customer experience and service. She holds a BBA and an MBA from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. She enjoys traveling, cooking, and exploring with her two daughters and husband.
Chief People Officer
Prior to joining Calendly, Jeff spent his time as a strategic consultant to many high-growth software companies across the globe. As Chief People Officer at Atlassian, he was instrumental in driving a successful IPO and growth agenda to go from 300 team members and $100M in revenue to 2000+ and over $600M. Jeff holds a Master’s in Sociology from the University of South Carolina-Columbia and a Master’s in HR Management from the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. He is the proud father of 3 amazing boys, enjoys playing competitive basketball, and is an avid Napa wine fan.
Chief Information Security Officer
Frank brings over 20 years of security and infrastructure experience to his role as CISO. Most recently, he was the vice president of information security and CISO of XRP Il at Ripple. Before that, he spent nearly a decade at Salesforce as the director of enterprise security. Frank began his career working in customer support engineering positions at several companies including Cisco. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from Boston University. Frank enjoysspending time with his young son, mountain biking, skiing, and taking apart old pocket watches.
Chief Revenue Officer
A seasoned and passionate leader, Kate has proven success in building and scaling high performance revenue teams. Most recently, she was the Chief Sales Officer at Glassdoor, where she helped grow the company from less than $10 million in revenue to several hundred million and through a $1.2 billion acquisition. Previously, Kate held multiple positions in sales leadership at ACTIVE Network, where she helped grow the company to more than $500 million in revenue andachieve an IPO. Earlier in her career, she held sales roles at Blackboard. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Master of Education in Leadership, Social Foundations, and Policy from the University of Virginia. A retired athlete, Kate now enjoys riding a bike that doesn’t move, amateur home improvement projects, and chasing her two children at the beach.
Chief Financial Officer
A veteran finance leader, John has spent his career scaling financial operations for global businesses. Before Calendly, John was the CFO of Seismic, in addition to holding senior financial strategy positions at Illumina and ServiceNow, where he helped orchestrate a successful IPO in 2012 He began his career in assurance services at Ernst & Young. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accountancy from the University of San Diego and a Master of Science in Accountancy from SanDiego State University. Outside work, John enjoys photography, spending time on the water, or adventuring with his four children.
Calendly organizes meetings and appointments between companies and clients, as well as individual users and their contacts. The software allows you to easily set your availability preferences and send a customized invitation link to schedule a meeting or appointment. You can give invitees the option of choosing their preferred time date and time. Further, you can select from meeting lengths of 60, 30, or 15 minutes to create your event.
Calendly enables you to define a buffer time period between appointments and implement a scheduling notice period so that others don’t make last-minute reservations. You can select from a range of invitation types, which gives you a choice in the format of the invitations and meetings.
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