All posts tagged: International Teams

Culture Spotlight: Maya of Honeybook

When you walk into the HoneyBook offices you’re immediately greeted by a welcoming space flanked with bright walls, market lights on the ceiling, and beautiful furniture created with upcycled wood.  It’s like you’ve just entered a living room filled with a family of tee-shirt clad developers huddling around computers and cups of coffee.  Music plays through the open office space while HoneyBookers mill about, working on new developments for their core product- a workflow system geared toward creative professionals.   HoneyBook has created a stir in the tech world with VC investments totaling $46 M since its founding in 2013.  This international team certainly has a unique way of creating value for their community from San Francisco to Tel Aviv.  Pitaya had a great time chatting with Maya Wolkoon, HoneyBook’s Tel Aviv GM, on all things culture and employee development. Maya, What gives you inspiration for your workday? We are builders. Everyone here is building our product, while also building the company. It takes people with an entrepreneurial spirit, and those people are so fun …

Culture Spotlight: Sagi from Vonage

Pitaya sat down for lunch with Sagi Dudai, Senior VP of Engineering at Vonage, and GM of Vonage‘s Israeli R&D center in Israel, and it’s clear this company does something special in the way of investing in people.  Vonage has over 1,800 employees across the globe, and it’s this sheer magnitude and success that leads us to be curious about maintaining an agile feel and a sense of family within a company so large.  Sagi shared his experience and best practices for cultivating a strong internal team across geographies. Name: Sagi Dudai Current Position: Senior VP of Engineering & GM, Vonage How did you get to where you are today?  I started off in the army. I was recruited to the MAMRAM unity and served as a developer and a team leader in the intelligence corps. After the army (and a trip to Australia) I earned a Computer Science degree at Tel Aviv University. While I was a student I was a psychometric instructor but felt that it’s wasn’t my ultimate career. So, once I graduated …