The Flexible Way to Work

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    Big Changes in Web and Video Conferencing - Fuze Named A Top Innovator http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIfon

    Big Changes in Web and Video Conferencing with David Mario Smith, Aragon Research

    Thought leadership 1,354 Views 5 Questions with David Mario Smith, Aragon Research Aragon Research recently published its Globe for Web and Video Conferencing, naming Fuze one of the top innovators. We sat down with David Mario Smith, research director and lead analyst, to discuss the major trends impacting the web and video conferencing market and key considerations for customers evaluating the myriad of available offerings.

  • Fuze update
    20 days ago

    7 Reasons People Choose Fuze over Skype for Getting Work Done http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIfoA

    7 Reasons to Dump Skype for Fuze at Work

    There is ongoing discussion about the use of consumer tools in the workplace. One of the most widely used tools (besides Dropbox) is Skype. We are often asked how Fuze differs from Skype, so we put down a few core reasons people choose Fuze over Skype for getting work done.

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Fuze – Why Work For Us?

Empowering Connected Teams

Fuze is solving the collaboration challenges of today’s highly distributed teams and mobile workers by reinventing video communication and collaboration in the workplace.

The cloud-based Fuze service gives people the flexibility to accomplish more from anywhere by combining the best audio, video and web conferencing capabilities into easy-to-use applications for desktops, tablets, smartphones and meeting room environments. Leading organizations such as Thoughtworks, Groupon, Macys.com, CERN and University of California Office of the President are standardizing on Fuze to improve collaboration and accelerate decision making by enabling their employees, customers and partners to work more effectively across locations.

Fuze works wherever you are and across the different network envrionments you encounter at work, at home and on the go. It also connects with tools you already use like Microsoft Outlook and Google Calendar for instant scheduling, and Box and Dropbox for sharing content. It costs significantly less than traditional solutions, yet delivers greater performance, flexibility and overall value. 

Fuze features enterprise-grade security, integrations, provisioning, management, and analytics. For companies with investmets in legacy video conferencing systems, Fuze can connect standards-based systems from Cisco, Polycom, Tandberg and LifeSize, allowing them to maximize existing video conferencing investments as they migrate to the more modern, cloud-based Fuze platform.

Fuze is free to use. Try it today at www.fuze.com


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Fuze is solving the collaboration challenges of today’s highly distributed teams and mobile workers by reinventing visual communication and collaboration. 

Our core principles guide our actions and priorities:

  • Design a great user experience that drives engagement.
  • Enable people to meet face to face anyplace across devices, desktops and rooms.
  • Deliver reliability and life-like quality everytime.
  • Invest in the success of our people and our customers.

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More than a job

Don’t get us wrong. We LOVE what we do, but there are other things we care about too.

  • Philanthropy. Monthly volunteer opportunities.
  • Staying healthy. Healthy snacks, standing desks, gym reimbursements.
  • Having fun. Mud runs, Thirsty Thursdays, rock climbing, House of Air, off-site happy hours, hackathons, quarterly events.

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Join our team

Changing the way the world communicates comes with a few perks:

  • Small, agile teams
  • Competitive salaries
  • 401k and full benefits
  • Unlimited vacation policy
  • Catered lunch, snacks, coffee, beer
  • Quarterly and monthly team events
  • Commuter benefits program
  • Monthly gym stipend
  • Collaborative and meritocratic environment
  • Teams in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Seattle, France, Bulgaria, and Canada

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Bobby Yerramilli-Rao

Executive Chairman

Bobby Yerramilli-Rao is executive chairman of Fuze and has been involved with the company since August 2013. He is also co-founder and partner at Hermes Growth Partners, focusing on growth stage investment opportunities in the TMT sector.

He has served as Marketing and New Businesses Director for Vodafone Internet Services, the division of Vodafone responsible for consumer data services and data related revenues globally. Yerramilli-Rao joined Vodafone as Corporate Strategy Director, responsible for formulating the strategy for the Group. He has served on the investment committee of Vodafone Group and has represented the company at the GSMA Board . Before Vodafone, he was a partner at McKinsey and Company in Palo Alto, New York and London, focused on telecoms, new media and high tech.

He holds an M.A. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cambridge, and a DPhil in Robotics from the University of Oxford. He has held research positions at the University of California at Berkeley, and has worked as an engineer at GEC Research.

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Charlie Newark-French

President

Charlie Newark-French is the President of Fuze. His background in is venture investing, with Hermes Growth Partners, particularly in later-stage SaaS companies.  As an investor, Charlie invested in Europe, LatAm, and North America, including one company that later IPO’d (RingCentral).  Charlie has worked with technology start-ups, including Flurry (a mobile analytics startup based in San Francisco) and founded start-ups in the RFID and internet space. Formerly he was with Vodafone, in an M&A capacity, and McKinsey, consulting to large technology and telco companies.  

Charlie holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics and Management from the University of Oxford.

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Eran Shtiegman

VP of Product and User Experience

Eran spent the last decade in key leadership roles at Microsoft, most recently as Director of Program Management for Skype. Tapped by Microsoft to drive the integration strategy for the $8.5 Billion acquisition, he later assumed responsibility for the Skype product portfolio and for innovating Skype's user experience, social graph and monetization strategy.

Before Skype, Eran was co-founder of the Lync Client group and served as Director of Program Management for Microsoft’s Unified Communications products. He is an inventor on over 50 patents in the areas of Unified Communications, large-scale distributed systems, Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and voice over IP (VoIP).

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Amritansh Raghav

SVP of Engineering and Chief Security Officer

A leader in the Unified Communications field, Amritansh was most recently the Director of Engineering for Google Compute Engine, driving key components of the global Google Cloud Platform. Prior to this, he was Director of Engineering for Google Apps where he directed the development, strategy, and growth of the Google Apps Marketplace.

Before Google, Amritansh spent over a decade at Microsoft, where he rose from software development engineer to General Manager of the Lync Client and Mobile Unified Communications product groups. One of the original developers of Lync, Amritansh grew the Lync product offering into a $1.5B business for Microsoft, establishing it as an enterprise standard for unified communications.

Amritansh graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, BHU with a B.S. in Electronics and Communications Engineering, and from the State University of New York at Binghamton with a M.S. in Electrical Engineering.

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Eric Hanson

Vice President of Marketing

Eric Hanson is the VP of Marketing at Fuze with responsibilities that include brand and marketing strategy, user acquisition and conversion, and strategic initiatives.  He has been an entrepreneur with a background that crosses over many disciplines, including sales, design, operations, product, and M&A.  He is passionate about visualization and communication technologies that accelerate the creative process.  He has spent his career in high tech and creative services including serving as CEO of SPY, a company he later sold, that delivered work for films such as Iron Man, Hunger Games, and Avatar.  

Eric has a degree in in Political Science and Economics from the University of California at San Diego.

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Carlo Beckman

VP of Customer Experience

Carlo is responsible for all initial Customer, Technical and Billing Support.  He has over 14 years of customer support experience with 10 years in leadership roles. Carlo's formative years were spent in enterprise corporations such as VeriSign, PayPal and Intuit which gave him a great foundation on how to provide scalable support.  Since then, Carlo has spent time in the start-up space with companies such as Cryptic Studios, BOKU, Linden Lab and Wargaming America. 

Carlo has a B.A. in Management from Saint Mary's College in Moraga, CA and an M.A. in Leadership, also from Saint Mary's.  Carlo also currently sits on the Board of Directors at Saint Mary's. 


 
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David Ting

VP of Finance


David Ting, CFA, is the VP of Finance at Fuze with responsibilities in financial management, capital raising and investor relations. 

David started his career in the investment banking divisions of Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank in London. He then moved on to the corporate development teams in Vodafone in London and Alibaba in China, focusing on investments and acquisitions in the internet space. Prior to Fuze, David was part of TA Associates’ Asian investment team and was subsequently transferred to TA's first investment in China, Forgame, to lead its initial public offering in Hong Kong.

David holds an MSc in Accounting and Finance from London School of Economics and a BBA in Global Business and Finance from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

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Frank Chisholm

VP of Sales Strategy & Operations

Frank joined Fuze in January 2015 as VP Sales Strategy & Operations. Prior to Fuze, he worked for Salesforce in Customer Success Strategy & Operations.

Previously, Frank worked as a management consultant for Alvarez & Marsal in New York. As part of the Revenue Enhancement practice, his client work focused on sales force effectiveness and marketing optimization. Prior to consulting, Frank worked for American Airlines in Dallas in roles that included B2B sales management, strategy, sales operations, airline credit card partnerships, and airport operations.

Frank holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and BA in Business Administration from Austin College.

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Gina Esposito

Head of People and Culture

Gina leads Global Human Resources at Fuze. With over 15 years of Human Resources Business Partner experience, Gina is focused in the areas of scaling people to global business objectives, organizational change management, strategic M&A, and workforce planning.

Gina's formative years were spent in the global financial services industry by way of Wall Street in corporations such as Solomon Brother's, BofA and Wells Fargo Bank. Since then, Gina has consulted for both tech companies and IT teams.

Gina has a B.A. in Psychology from Adelphi University and participated in the Organizational Development Masters program from The New School of Social Research. She is an active member of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM).

 



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    I have been working at Fuze full-time

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    Pros

    Getting a lot of new faces with new energy coming in. Flexible work hours. Free lunches (Daily for PA/Seattle and Fridays for SF). Unlimited snacks, drinks. Place with lots of opportunities to learn.

    Recently obtained a fair amount of engineers.

    Most people who are still around believes in the product, and it feels like we've come a long way.

    Cons

    However, with recent attrition in the Engineering department, there's a lot of work that needs to be done and not enough people to do it. Also feels like engineers don't get enough recognition (It's always "thanks" to the sales engineer or to support....most issues had to have gone through the eng department at one point or another...)

    Feels like we should but aren't focused on stabilization. The new work coming in are mostly about design changes and new features whereas we continue to have lots of bugs in what we currently have. Some areas don't get enough attention from the managers--either complete these features or discontinue supporting them.

    Workload seems to vary between people--some seem to work more than others.

    Advice to Management

    We have enough managers for a company our size.

Fuze Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at Fuze.

    Interview

    Got call through a consultant, 1st round was with manager of ops team. He explained about the role and asked my experience, few questions.
    Second round was with 2 devops guys (thats what the HR told me). I had no experience with networking & mentioned at the beginning itself but he asked 90% from networking itself.
    Worst interview. Just 1 guy was asking all the questions, the other guy just sat and listened. Their attitude was to find fault, never asked anything in the area of my expertise (which is relevant to the requirements).

    Interview Questions

    • What is subnet, subnet masks? write code in Bash for reverse a string, How to build AMI from scratch (he was expecting some scripting which I still dnt know who does in DevOps cloud environment), how to create networking in building ESXi, FT and HA? Explain default gateway mechanism.   Answer Question

Fuze Awards & Accolades

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America's Most Promising Companies, Forbes, 2013
Most Innovative Company of the Year (Bronze Medal), Best in Biz Awards, 2012
2013 Globe for Real-Time Collaboration Report, Aragon Research, 2013
#1 Business App for iPad Mini, Network World, 2013
Gartner 2012 Web Conferencing Magic Quadrant, Gartner Magic Quadrant, 2012
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Additional Info

Website www.fuze.com
Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded 2009
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology

Fuze is changing the way people connect and interact using our innovative visual collaboration software as a service enabling the enterprise and mobile professional with the ability to share and collaborate on any content from and to any device. With HD video and crystal clear audio that delivers two times the clarity of a standard phone call, it is just like meeting face to... More

Mission: Fuze is the fast, flexible way for everyone to connect and collaborate from anywhere in the world. Our online meeting experience is intuitive and easy to use, and is... More

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