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Calendly is the latest unicorn on the scene, putting $3b worth of scheduling worries behind youINTL

Calendly is the latest unicorn on the scene, putting $3b worth of scheduling worries behind you

Life under COVID-19 is stressful as it is, so any company making individuals’ and companies’ lives easier is riding the success wave right now. Such is the case for Calendly, the popular tech startup that allows people to navigate this new world of endless online meetings. The privately-owned firm recently raised $350m in an investment round, upping its value to $3b.

For those who are not familiar with this unicorn company yet (a term used to refer to private startups that are worth over $1b), it essentially allows people to organize their appointments on a user-friendly planner that syncs with existing calendars (such as Microsoft Outlook) and integrates with video conferencing tools (such as Zoom). They offer free services as well as premium features.

why it matters
Calendly joins a long list of tech companies that benefited from the new remote-work wave, considering almost every “meeting” (from work meetings to guitar lessons and coffee dates) now need to be scheduled online. It also provides a glimpse into how the future is likely going to look, as enterprises will continue to adopt some of these work from home trends way after the pandemic passes.