Carrot

Leadership communication for growing and distributed teams.

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#4 Product of the DayOctober 15, 2018

Leaders struggle to communicate clearly because chat and email are noisy and overwhelming. Carrot helps leaders rise above the noise to keep distributed teams focused and aligned.

Reviews

  • Pros: 

    Super useful for long form communication with team, especially for CEO's, great design

    Cons: 

    None

    It's hard to share information across your exec team, rest of company and board. Carrot makes it easy to do this and reduces the amount of work that goes into deciding / formatting communication for each audience. If slack helps the team stay in touch with one another, Carrot helps leaders stay in touch with their teams.

    Gautam Gupta has used this product for one year.
  • Chris Cairns
    Chris CairnsRun a government digital consultancy
    Pros: 

    Extremely useful AND usable.

    Cons: 

    No complaints yet.

    As you grow, alignment and transparency become harder and harder. At some point, email and slack become too noisy, and you need something to help communicate the important things effectively. Carrot's incredible for that.

    Chris Cairns has used this product for one year.

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Stuart Levinson
Stuart LevinsonMaker@stuartlevinson
Hi Product Hunt 👋, I’m Stuart, CEO and co-founder of Carrot. We’ve been under the radar in private beta, so we’re thrilled to be hunted (thanks @nikkielizdemere!) and excited to be sharing it with you. To give you some background, we see leaders struggling to communicate effectively with their teams. This is especially true for quickly growing and remote teams.. Key announcements, updates and decisions are missed in the random noise of Slack or lost in the black hole of email. Teams lose focus and get out of sync. With Carrot, leaders rise above the noise to communicate what matters and keep teams aligned. Key information stays visible and organized so it’s easy for teams to get caught up anytime without worrying they missed something in fast-moving conversations. Carrot also sparks meaningful discussions that aren’t easy to have in chat or email.And when you post something new, you’ll know if anyone is listening! You’ll see who’s in the loop; and if they’re not, Carrot reminds them for you. Using Slack? We do, too. That's why we designed it to work with Slack from the ground up. Posts are automatically shared to Slack so your team can add comments from Slack, too - Carrot keeps it all in sync. Thanks for the comments & support!
Shreyaa Ratra
Shreyaa Ratra@shreyaa_ratra · Making B2B sales easy via EasyLeadz.com
@stuartlevinson , Was going through your product. Few thoughts if you are planning to do B2B sales : a) Target recently funded companies. These companies will be quickly growing. Hence it will make sense for them to use your product. b) Target companies who do remote hiring. Would be happy to hear your thought on same.
Stuart Levinson
Stuart LevinsonMaker@stuartlevinson
@shreyaa_ratra Your ideas are spot on. We resonate with distributed teams because we keep them in sync, so paying attention to who's hiring remotely makes sense. Also your other idea for paying attention to who's growing quickly, because that's when communication starts to break down. Thank you!
Shreyaa Ratra
Shreyaa Ratra@shreyaa_ratra · Making B2B sales easy via EasyLeadz.com
@stuartlevinson Do let me know if you need help in targeting such companies ?
Ryan Le Roux
Ryan Le RouxMaker@ryan_le_roux
Hello Product Hunt 🎉 I'm Ryan, Head of Design at Carrot. It's exciting to finally get this out into the world. Before Carrot, I lead the design team over at MetaLab, and spent a lot of time working with teams spread out across North America and Europe. I’ve always used Slack for real-time work, but with distributed teams it’s challenging to keep up with everyone and everything. Feeling constantly reactive is never something anyone enjoys, regardless of their position. I'm confident Carrot can become a space where leaders can communicate in a clear way. Not intended to compete with Slack and email, but instead to compliment. Looking forward to hearing what ya'll think!
Brandon_Arnold
Brandon_Arnold@brandon_arnold · Design Lead, MetaLab (Formally ZURB)
@ryan_le_roux Congrats on the launch!
Ryan Le Roux
Ryan Le RouxMaker@ryan_le_roux
@brandon_arnold Thanks Brandon 😺
Christian Poschmann
Christian Poschmann@theposch · Product Designer
@ryan_le_roux Congrats! 👏
Nichole Elizabeth DeMeré
Nichole Elizabeth DeMeréHunterPro@nikkielizdemere · Co-Founder PurposeBeyondProduct.com
Chat and email get super noisy so it’s too easy for teams to miss stuff that really matters. Carrot provides a place for important team communications to stay visible so it’s easier for everyone to get caught up on their own time. Plus, when you share something in Carrot they’ll show you “who’s seen what” to make sure everyone’s on the same page.
Georgiana Laudi
Georgiana LaudiMaker@ggiiaa · SaaS Maketing & CX Advisor
@nikkielizdemere thanks so much for hunting! 🙏
Alex Wawl@alexwawl · Data Scientist | worfor.com
Congrats with launch! In remote jobs era this tool can be very useful. Past 3 years I worked remotely and know how it is important be on the same page with your team/department/company. Good luck with launch, best wishes! If you are planing to hire Data Scientist, Analytics, Machine Learning Engineer or anybody to your RnD department - contact me, maybe I with Worfor can help you with it.
Stuart Levinson
Stuart LevinsonMaker@stuartlevinson
@alexwawl Thanks Alex, I agree. Personally, I didn't really understand the issues faced by remote employees until I ended up being one myself! That experience is what inspired me to work on Carrot. To make it easier for distributed teams to stay aligned.
Raffaele Colella
Raffaele Colella@raf_col · PM, Google News
I saw Carrot baby steps a little while ago. I still remember @stuartlevinson urge to innovate on what was his problem, and I am excited to see it launching today. I am sure that with his product stewardship and a great team connected with the best tool (! ;))) we'll see them taking Carrot for a long journey.
Stuart Levinson
Stuart LevinsonMaker@stuartlevinson
@raf_col Raffaele that's so nice of you, thank you! I could've written the same about you. I've learned a lot from your innovations and ideas as an entrepreneur, and have always appreciated your feedback on our product along the way.