A letter from the CEO: A Look Back and A Look Ahead

05. January 2022 Jan Tore Grindheim
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It’s been 5 years since I started working on Fonn full time. Watching the team grow, the product mature and our market position strengthen is a unique and amazing feeling. It’s comparable to seeing my child grow up. This 5-year-old “child” has grown from just myself, in a small co-working office in Norway, to amazing teams in Poland, the UK, US and Norway with customers around the globe. We’ll soon have a team of 50 people in our Fonn family, all working to increase productivity in construction through collaboration and better on-site execution with the use of our technology.

2021 is now history. The year “everything would go back to normal” was anything but that. Covid has had an impact on us all and doesn’t show any signs of letting up. Though it looks different than we’d expected, there is light at the end of the tunnel. (And let´s hope it´s not an Omicron train coming at us at 100mph!). Due to changes in travel restrictions, I have finally been able to meet the Fonn teams in the US, UK and Poland.

During the fall and into the winter, our business has started to grow with a pace closer to what we expected going in to 2021.In addition to many new hires, we also made the decision to move our development team in house. This has been a challenging task to take on remotely, but we have succeeded in incredible ways! We are also growing globally. Overall, our team has more than doubled, with tremendous growth in Poland, the UK and especially the US.

Sales have been challenging throughout Covid with reluctant decision-makers hesitant to invest in tech and almost no in-person meetings. However, the hard and persistent work through 2021 is now paying off. The last quarter of the year was record-breaking, with Q4 closing as our best quarter yet!

Fonn is now in a better place than ever. Our product truly aligns with the needs of our target customers. Our team is now bigger, more diverse and more experienced. Most importantly, the pool of satisfied, customers willing to attest to the ROI and value Fonn has provided their jobs is growing incredibly quickly.

I am eagerly looking forward to continuing to grow Fonn in 2022 by scaling all levels of our business. We are excited to see our “child” grow faster than ever before.

All the best and a happy new year!

JT Grindheim
CEO Fonn
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