The news: With businesses of all sizes navigating their return-to-work strategies, the reality is those that choose a remote-first or hybrid working policy need to wrestle with Zoom fatigue, which AI startup Headroom is aiming to solve.
How it works: Headroom, which was formed in 2020 by ex-Google and Magic Leap engineers and raised $5 million in seed funding in October, is a videoconferencing solution that adds layers of productivity features, per VentureBeat.
The opportunity: Now that most of the world is familiar with videoconferencing solutions for remote work or education, it’s an ideal time for innovation and disruption by companies like Headroom.
The problem: Companies like Zoom, Google, and Cisco have the resources to quickly copy and implement many of Headroom’s features at scale. In addition, established videoconferencing solutions already have tens of millions of users who might be comfortable with a familiar solution, despite a lack of AI features.