Who we are and why we're building Village.

A note from our Founders.

Hey there. Alex and Bradford here, co-founders of Village.

Our mission is to be the engine that powers human productivity.

We’re obsessed with making work fairer, more efficient, and more engaging. We firmly believe our mission is a win-win for workers, employers, and the platforms many operate on because more engaged workers are happier, more productive, and more profitable.

We developed our mission and vision after lots and lots of experience across different business types. As a result, we know a lot about productivity and engagement. We’ve done big and small. We’ve managed large teams at Fortune-500 companies as well tiny teams at new startups. We’ve built software used by thousands of full-time tech workers, as well as software used by millions of gig and contingent workers.

Between our co-founders and chief advisors, we’ve managed:

1. Employees at three companies of over 200,000 people, including key leadership roles at Uber
2. Incentive and engagement structures and software that are deployed to millions of gig-workers
3. Four small startups which employed between 5 and 100 FTEs and contractors
4. Teams at more than five companies with distributed or fully remote workforces.

We’ve had some successes. But perhaps more importantly, we’ve made a lot of mistakes and learned how to fix them. The thing we all have in common is our mission to make work more productive by making workers more engaged.

Our approach to solving productivity

A company is just a group of people organized to solve a problem. A good company – a well-organized, motivated group of people – will (eventually) always deliver great products.

But that's easier said than done. In fact, by that definition, most companies are bad companies. That is certainly true when one or more of the following are true:

1. Employees and workers are not aligned with the company’s goals
2. Employees and workers are not motivated by the work they’re doing on a daily basis
3. Information doesn't flow efficiently between decision makers and the doers

If you can align a worker's incentives with your business’s goals, the employee will be more productive, innovative, and committed. If you can create both intrinsic and extrinsic motivation for workers to do work, even if they might normally find it boring, you’ll have a radically more productive workforce and a radically better company.

And if you can support good incentives and high motivation with efficient information flow–downward communication of values, lateral communication of decision makers, and upward communication of worker performance–you’ll boost overall output. You might even have a great company.

That’s why we built the world’s first worker productivity platform that solves for all three: incentives, motivation, and connectivity. Check out our product pages to see what makes the most sense for your organization today, and let us grow and scale with you, whether you’re a fresh startup or a 100-year-old Fortune 500. We’ve got you covered.

Alex & Bradford, co-founders of Village