Startup Of The Week

Startup Of The Week: Time Is Ltd

Shopify, the Canadian e-commerce company, made headlines when it announced in January that it will conduct a “calendar purge” in 2023, requiring staff to scrap recurring meetings with more than three people in attendance. The news struck a chord with many businesses. Few know exactly how much of their staff’s time is spent in meetings, but many suspect it is too much. According to a Harvard Business Review survey some 65 % of executives say meetings prevent them from completing their own work and 71 % say meetings are unproductive and ineffective.

Time Is Ltd, an analytics insights platform that seeks to solve corporate productivity issues by tracking communications and collaborations, aims to help. The Prague-based scale-up’s SaaS offering gives companies a global view of how much time employees and departments are spending on meetings and digital communications. It also helps them measure the effectiveness of communications with clients. Once companies have the data, they can make the necessary fixes and become more agile, says Co-founder and CEO Jan Rezab, a speaker at DLD Tel Aviv February 1-2. Customers include Siemens, Google, and Erste Group, one of the largest financial services providers in Central and Eastern Europe.

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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.