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Startup Of The Week: Cosmos Video

Startup Of The Week: Cosmos Video

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Article Summary:

Suffering from Zoom burn-out? Missing coffee break chats with colleagues or the chance to spontaneously ask the woman from marketing for some input on your project when she walks by your desk? Then Cosmos Video is for you.  Cosmos, a UK startup, is reinventing the office and human interaction in the time of COVID by combining game mechanics with video chat to bring back serendipitous interactions. On Cosmos, office workers can not only collaborate with tools such as whiteboards or Google documents but benefit from chance meet ups  and video-chat on  the fly inside a browser-based universe. “Everything you can do in office space you can do in Cosmos,” says co-founder Karan Baweja.

About the author

Jennifer L. Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker, an award-winning journalist, has been covering the global tech industry from Europe since 1985, working full-time, at various points in her career for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Innovator, an English-language global publication about the digital transformation of business. Jennifer was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and was named by Forbes Magazine in 2018 as one of the 30 women leaders disrupting tech in France. She has been a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers judge for 20 years. She lives in Paris and has dual U.S. and French citizenship.