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Lead your remote

team with empathy.

Kona empowers managers to build high performance and engagement.

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Motivate Daniel with data.
Give Daniel feedback over video
rather than Slack.
Communicate with Daniel using
short, direct messages.


People leave managers,
not companies.

Being remote makes management significantly harder. With employee burnout on the rise, soft skills now make up 8 of the top 10 remote work skills for preventing employee attrition.

    Introducing Kona

Gain visibility into your team’s personalities and lead with mindfulness — directly in Slack.

Understand what makes your team tick.

Get actionable insights on who they are, how they’re feeling, and how you can motivate them.

Adapt your management style to each individual.

Run effective 1:1s by understanding stress levels and their effect on performance.

Motivate and engage your team.

Build psychological safety and emotional intelligence to create a long-lasting, thriving team.

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Deeper than just a face on a Slack profile.

Give better feedback.

Build relationships with
new hires.

Run effective meetings.

         Andrew Zhou   9:20 AM
      What could I have done better with the recent Stark partnership?

         Working with Andrew
      Take what Andrew says at face value.

         About Andrew
      Reassure Andrew during a performance review or interview.

Trusted by the top remote teams.

Darcy Boles

Director of Culture and Innovation, TaxJar

"I'm super excited about the possibility of how Kona will help co-workers understand their communication style on a much deeper level, this could be a game changer in the remote-world for those who may be new to remote working or struggle with clashing communication styles."

How does it work?

1. We ask you questions about your work style.

Kona personalizes every profile with responses from your team.

2. We analyze how people communicate in public channels.

Our algorithm translates message patterns into accurate insights.

3. We provide on-command insights to everyone.

Everyone in the workspace can ask Kona for communication tips.

We are compliant with industry-standard encryption methods.

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We are compliant with industry-standard encryption methods.

At Sike Insights, data privacy and security is our highest priority. We are fully compliant with the latest data privacy regulations, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) 2020 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We do not store any sensitive message or channel data from your Slack workspace. Our cloud databases are protected with state-of-the-art 256-bit AES encryption through AWS Key Management Service, certified by the following compliance regimes:

AWS Service Organization Controls (SOC 1, SOC 2, and SOC 3) Reports. You can download a copy of these reports from AWS Artifact.

PCI DSS Level 1. For more details on PCI DSS compliant services in AWS, you can read the PCI DSS FAQs.

FIPS 140-2. The AWS KMS cryptographic module is validated, or in the process of being validated, at FIPS 140-2 Level 2 overall with Level 3 for several other categories, including physical security. For more details, you can view the FIPS 140-2 certificate for AWS KMS HSM.

FedRAMP. You can get more details on AWS FedRAMP compliance at FedRAMP Compliance.

HIPAA. For more details, you can visit the HIPAA Compliance page.

Our database service uses hardware security modules (HSMs) that have been validated under FIPS 140-2, or are in the process of being validated, to protect the confidentiality and integrity of your keys.

If you have any questions or would like us to delete any stored data, simply reach out to sid@sikeinsights.com. We’ll get back to you in less than 24 hours.

Who are we?

We’re Sike Insights, a Techstars-backed company based in Los Angeles. We’ve had prior startups fail because of ineffective remote communication, and we’re building this company to solve the biggest problems in remote work.

Sid Pandiya
Product, Engineering

Corine Tan
Business, Marketing

Andrew Zhou
Product, Design, Engineering

Alex Rosen
Strategic Advisor
Director of Communications,
GoDaddy (prev. Cisco)

Jorge Fuentes
Technical Advisor
Slingshow (YC W20)

Darren Murph
Remote Advisor
Head of Remote,


Still not convinced?
Read how our technology works or schedule a call with us.

Empathy is a habit.

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