About Us

A Team of Bootstrappers Who Dare to Dream Big

Our Vision

Many companies are struggling with employee communication. Company news is not considered a priority for their employees. They have deserted intranets. They don’t read email newsletters.

Corporate social networks, on the other hand, promote project collaboration but do not allow the company to prioritize and personalize internal communications. LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube and other social networks are dominating employees’ free time, including the golden 5-minute break.

The fact is, digital transformation and employee engagement start with well-informed employees. We believe that it is possible for companies to win back those five free minutes, and create an informed, engaged, and influential workforce.

Our Solution

We provide the right tool to inform and engage employees thanks to a large panel of innovative features.

Engaging and relevant content coming from multiple sources (user-generated, third-party, internal). An easy “mobile first” experience that makes information accessible to all—including frontline workers who may not have a desktop work station or professional email address. The ability for employees to become influencers on social networks with one-click sharing features. These are some of the ingredients for effective employee communication.

Additionally, a successful approach must also involve multiple points of contact: mobile notifications, email alerts, intranet widgets, display screens, integration with the company’s social networks—all so your news app is the first thing on your employees’ minds as they reach for their mobile devices.

Since 2014, Sociabble has been helping companies like yours to inform employees, engage them, and make them the best ambassadors on social networks.

Key Dates

2014
Creation of Sociabble
Creation of Sociabble by Jean-Louis Bénard and Laurent Gauthier. Signing of Microsoft Corp on a worldwide deployment of 15,000 employees.
2016
A Global Company
Creation of APAC and US subsidiaries, opening of offices in Mumbai and Boston.
2018
Leader in Internal Communication
Sociabble makes Internal Communication one of the major pillars of its offer. World-renowned companies such as Coca Cola CCEP, Primark, L'Occitane en Provence or AXA Group.
2019
Best Internal Communication Solutions
First mention in the Gartner report "Employee Communication Guide", selection of the best internal communication solutions for companies.
2022
Acquisition of SociallyUp and SociallyMap
Reinforcement of Sociabble's leading position in the Employee Advocacy market.
2023
Recognized as Best Workplace 2023
After obtaining the Great Place to Work label in 2022, Sociabble is recognized as Best Workplace 2023 among all the companies already labeled.

Our Clients

Sociabble is currently used in over 180 countries, by some of the world’s most prestigious companies, including industry leaders like Coca Cola CCEP, Renault Group, Generali, and L’Occitane en Provence.

Hundreds of thousands of employees use Sociabble all over the world, on a daily basis, to stay up to date on their company’s news.

Many have become truly engaged employees as well as great ambassadors.

Accor
Allianz France
Box
Coca-Cola EUROPACIFIC PARTNERS
Contentsquare
Edenred
EDF
Generali
L’Oréal
Renault Group
Tata Consultancy Services
Vinci

Our Evolution as a Company

2014

Creation of Sociabble

Based on its initial success, the solution attracted the attention of Microsoft corporate headquarters, which decided to extend the scope of the project to 15,000 employees worldwide. Propelled by this first enthusiastic customer, Sociabble quickly became a business unit, then a subsidiary, and finally an autonomous company in its own right.

2018

Leader in Internal Communication

In 2018, the company augmented its strategy. After all, how could employees be engaged and transformed into ambassadors if they were not properly informed? Faced with this issue, new features (e.g. dynamic newsletters, multi-language translation, etc.) were developed to better meet the internal communication challenges of large, global corporations. Companies such as Coca Cola CCEP, L’Occitane en Provence, and AXA Group decided to deploy Sociabble to connect all their employees, both in the field (in factories, stores, and agencies) and in the office.

2019

Best Internal Communication Solutions

In 2019, Sociabble was listed for the first time among the best solutions in its market in the “Employee Communication Guide” report of the leading software research and analysis firm Gartner. The solution continues to be regularly audited and mentioned by analysts such as Gartner, Forrester, Lecko, and Clearbox, as well as by its customers via G2, which positions it as one of the key market leaders.

2022

Acquisition of SociallyUp and SociallyMap

In 2022, Sociabble acquired the Alhena group, publisher of SociallyMap and SociallyUp solutions. This first acquisition strengthened Sociabble’s position as a leader in the Employee Advocacy market. It also marked a turning point in its history. In addition to its organic growth, the company now plans to acquire other companies with complementary synergies in the coming years.

2023

Best Workplace 2023

After being awarded the Great Place to Work label in 2022, Sociabble is ranked Best Workplace 2023 among the companies already labeled. While the tech sector favors a hyper-growth model financed at a loss, at Sociabble, we have chosen a different path: that of building a self-funded company and developing in a reasoned manner, with the well-being of our employees at the heart of our approach.

Do you know what "bootstrap" mean?

Jean-Louis Bénard, CEO of Sociabble, explains it all!

We are passionate bootstrappers

"Bootstrapping: The process of starting and developing a business by using a lot of effort and no investment by outside owners" - Cambridge Dictionary

We assume a sustainable 25-30% annual growth rate, totally self-funded, in order to build a long-term company. More than a financial model, “bootstrapping” is a true mindset/philosophy we embrace.

Faced with hyper-financed competitors, we have no choice but to excel in managing our resources and delivering the best. This challenge leads us to surpass even our own expectations and to constantly raise the standards on the projects we carry out.

Sociabble is often described by its employees as a company where one learns to climb the mountain from the north face, at one’s own pace, in the presence of passionate, experienced, and talented people. This metaphor illustrates the company’s desire to take its employees on a unique journey of learning and discovery.

The teams are made up of a mix of experienced and junior professionals to facilitate daily learning. Mentoring is a key focus of the Sociabble culture. Each hire has the time to develop at a human and sustainable pace without fearing for their position during turbulent times.

Our gender equality index for the year 2023 based on 2022 data is 89/100.
A Global Company

Our Offices

FAQ

At present, Sociabble boasts a collaborative team of 99 members working collectively on the platform.

 
Jean-Louis Bénard is the CEO & Founder of Sociabble. In 2014, he founded Sociabble with his earlier business partner, Laurent Gauthier.

Sociabble’s headquarters is located in Paris, in the 3rd arrondissement at 22 rue Chapon.

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