US-based employee experience platform Kazoo has announced the acquisition of Canadian employee feedback platform WorkTango for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition rounds out Kazoo's product with a feedback and people analytics function, in what the company describes as "a full suite of employee listening, recognition and rewards, and performance management capabilities, all in a single platform."
WorkTango was co-founded in 2015 by Rob Catalano, Nadir Ebrahim, and Bjarke Jungberg Grouleff. Catalano and Ebrahim will join the Kazoo executive team as Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer and Chief Product Officer respectively, while Grouleff will join the technology team as Chief Architect. The combined companies will serve approximately 1,000 customers worldwide.
Kazoo CEO Patrick Manzo, who himself joined Kazoo just this March, said of the acquisition:
“Over the last two years, the nature of work has dramatically changed, and this acquisition comes at a pivotal time as companies focus on their people more than ever. Our companies share a singular focus on making work better for more people, regardless of where they work. By leveraging the best of both companies’ technology and talent, this acquisition gives our customers a better pulse on employee expectations and experiences and allows them to use those insights to drive greater engagement and ultimately achieve better business results.”