“There’s no shortage of remarkable ideas; what’s missing is the will to execute them.” – Seth Godin
Any success in life begins with a vision. It can either be a social media platform to connect millions of people or an operating system to improve computation operations. It’s all about seeing what other people can’t see and bringing that idea into a reality. In 2020, global organisations had to take drastic emergency protocols to save their business from being shut down due to COVID-19.
Unfortunately, several organisations could not sustain their business amid the crisis. So, it was the flurry of ideas that helped some companies survive the pandemic’s wrath. One of them was Klingit, which was founded during the pandemic and excelled in the last two years. The driving force for its success is its founders, Teddy Wold and Rikard Hegelund.
The Story of Rikard Hegelund and Teddy Wold
Both Teddy Wold and Rikard Hegelund are experienced marketers who have identified how the tech industry works. Hegelund was already a part of a new venture, Workaround, back in 2015. It was an online platform that helped small businesses acquire monthly rental office spaces. On the other hand, Teddy Wold, a freelance web designer, also knows how online businesses work. He started an e-learning platform to teach HTML coding to school children in Sweden. Wold also started a design agency before joining hands with Hegelund to work on Klingit.
A Creative Tech Company Making a Difference
Unlike other tech-based companies, Klingit works on a unique business model that not only brings in more business but also helps the global economy. The company provides a SaaS-based remote working model to its clients around the world. Furthermore, its workforce isn’t just Stockholm-based either. It uses the freelance-type recruitment process to acquire the best possible designers from all around the world. The founders believe that eliminating the geographical limitations and adding flexibility in the mix can bring out the best in their employees.
“The combination of a team of talented designers worldwide and our tech platform enable Klingit to offer high-quality design and development in a faster, more cost-efficient, and more flexible way than traditional agencies.” – Teddy Wold
Along with a global team, Klingit has local project managers, creative directors, and a tech platform that perfectly streamlines their operations. The SaaS-based platforms help them align projects based on their priority and help monitor them at all times. The platform also has a client-side viewpoint, where they can track down the production status of their projects. Although Klingit just came into the digital marketing world in 2020, it has grown tremendously since then. It currently caters to more than 100 clients on various design production plans.
Presently, the company has entered its second year of operations, and both Rikard Hegelund and Teddy Wold have big plans. For starters, they are looking to add social media marketing to their service offerings. Both founders know that social media marketing works in tandem with design-on-demand services. Furthermore, they are also pondering on targeting other markets to maximise their reach.
Both Hegelund and Wold know that the company can thrive in any circumstances if they don’t limit themselves to conventional methods. The world is surrounded by designers and creative professionals who would love the opportunity to work with large-scale organisations. Additionally, with Klingit rapidly becoming the face of Stockholm’s start-up market, it will help them attract better professionals in the future.
Furthermore, with the remote working model becoming a norm in today’s business arena, they can potentially reach heights that were previously not possible. Both founders believe that they can tap into more markets and become the leading design company on a global scale. They have the workforce and the determination to make it happen. So, it’s not the question of “if”; it’s a question of “when” for them.