SEATTLE – Virtuelly, Inc., an all-in-one platform to book virtual team building events, in-person off-sites and swag, is helping teams feel more connected to each other and build a better remote work culture. Founded by 2 ex-Amazon employees, Virtuelly launched out of stealth to GA and is backed by leading investors. It helps distributed and remote teams boost morale, drive engagement and foster better connections through interactive, live and facilitated team events. Virtuelly manages all aspects of the experience, end-to-end.
With the wide-spread adoption of remote and distributed work, team culture building, loneliness and collaboration remain top concerns for companies. Companies are seeking new ways to boost morale and foster connections to build culture in this new environment. Research shows one of the main drivers of team’s productivity is how social the team is outside work.
“After spending years working at Amazon on distributed teams, connecting with my team on a social level was a huge challenge and made work very transactional. I saw first-hand how productivity and team dynamics can be impacted in such an environment,” says Ankit Dhawan, Co-Founder and CEO of Virtuelly. Jeetendra Gangele, Co-Founder and CTO of Virtuelly adds “With the future of work being remote, Virtuelly is plugging this gap by offering a platform that enables distributed or remote teams feel more connected through repeated social interactions.”
Curating the best team experiences across categories, offering upfront transparent pricing, and customer reviews, teams can simply browse, book, and enjoy any event of their choice. Virtually also recently launched its team engagement video platform to beta and has a metaverse app for team building in the pipeline. With 900+ reviews and an average 4.9+/5 customer rating, Virtuelly is delivering team engagement at some of the most culture forward companies.
“Virtuelly really raised the bar for us. The most engaging and fun virtual event we’ve done yet.” says Peter Larsen, Vice President at Amazon. He adds, “Our team was raving about the experiences for days – it gave us something fun to talk about in our team channel.”
“At Reddit, we have several employee-led resource groups that help foster a sense of community and belonging,” said Christina Shareef, Head of Diversity, Inclusion, & Belonging at Reddit. “One of these groups, Black People Reddit, collaborated with Virtuelly to plan a memorable, virtual event for our employees by bringing in award-winning Black comedians who engaged with and entertained the group. Since our workforce is widely distributed, we were thrilled that everyone was able to enjoy this shared experience as a result of Virtuelly’s creative and seamless process.”
Teams can choose from over 150+ unique and engaging experiences that facilitate team bonding. From team building games such as Virtual Murder Mystery to Virtual Escape Room in the Metaverse; more hands-on activities such dumpling making with a Michelin star chef to entertainment events with stand-up comedians and magicians, there is an event for each team size, budget and occasion. In-person events range from sip and sail experiences to hot air ballooning off-sites. Virtuelly’s “Virtual Holiday Party” is a crowd favourite and the best virtual holiday party event on the block.
For more information about Virtuelly, visit https://virtuelly.com/
Virtuelly is a marketplace that helps remote and distributed companies build culture, boost morale, drive engagement and foster better connections through interactive, live and facilitated team events. All aspects of the experience are handled by Virtuelly including shipping the items required for the experience, managing the invites, and the event logistics and delivery. Their events are loved by customers such as Google, Instacart, etc. with over 800+ reviews and an average 4.9+/5 star customer rating.
Co-Founder and CEO, Virtuelly