Our Mission

Our mission is to empower people worldwide to celebrate the moments that matter.

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Our Story

Established in 2015, Kudoboard started as an appreciation tool for groups after one of our co-founders asked his public school students to share kind words about their classmates. Now millions worldwide are sharing the love.

  • 10MM+

    Users who have created or contributed to Kudoboards worldwide

  • 92%

    of employees are happier after receiving a Kudoboard

  • 200+

    Countries enjoying Kudoboard

  • >75%

    Improvement in team morale after implementing Kudoboard

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Join us in building a better world of work

At Kudoboard, we aim to improve workplaces with the radical impact of gratitude. Each member of our team is here to create positive feedback loops for individuals and organizations.

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Our values drive our mission

  • Delighting our users

    Our users trust us to help them celebrate the moments that matter, and we take that seriously.

  • Prioritizing simplicity

    We strive for the beauty of a simple solution, well-executed. We can’t be everything to everyone.

  • Acting like an owner

    Every team member pursues excellence and takes responsibility for improving the company as a whole.

  • Doing a lot with a little

    We prize the ability to be scrappy and find creative solutions to difficult problems.

  • Speaking up

    We value voices and feedback from every member of the team.

  • Fostering a culture of gratitude

    Built on a foundation of mutual respect and transparency, we raise each other up.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Our commitment to equality

Diverse, empowered teams are happier, effective teams.

Kudoboard is committed to nurturing diversity, equity, and inclusion—both at home and for our customers.

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Kudoboard has become the Insider Reviews team’s default for birthday surprises — it’s essentially a virtual bulletin board of messages, gifs, and photos for the lucky recipient.

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Kudoboard (lets you) create a theme, and collectively build one for a colleague. This packs a bigger wallop for your coworker and binds your team together in a shared positive activity.

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You and your friends add messages, photos, and videos on a board until you’re pleased with the content. Then you push a button to deliver the online board to the recipient.

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    Kudoboard is born

    Kudoboard is founded to rethink appreciation and re-imagine the card that is passed around & signed.

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    Enterprise begins

    Kudoboard wins its first enterprise customer to enable them to annually celebrate a major milestone of their senior partners.

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    Client growth

    Kudoboard becomes a staple within numerous larger organizations, being used to recognize company-wide events like the birthday of the T-Mobile CEO.

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    Kudoboard launches its first version of a Slack application to complement the core product, to be followed thereafter by an MS Teams application.

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    Remote first

    Kudoboard commits to a remote-first team strategy, expanding eventually to have employees in 10+ states across the US and serve customers around the world.

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    One Million

    The 1,000,000th Kudoboard is created, as the platform takes off as tool to keep teams connected during COVID lockdowns and beyond.

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    Kudoboard raises its first round of institutional funding, a growth equity investment from PeakSpan Capital.

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    Gift cards

    Kudoboard begins offering customers the ability to attach gift cards to their Kudoboards, with millions of dollars in gifts delivered within a few short months of launch.

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    10 Million Users

    The 10,000,000th user registers on Kudoboard, as multiple millions actively engage on the site every month to spread gratitude around the world.


Why Kudoboard?

Acknowledging the moments that matter is important. Showing you care is proven to change the way we think—and perform.


reason people leave their job is because of a lack of recognition.


of people would be happier if they were celebrated at work.


prefer a Kudoboard over a paper card. It’s more authentic.


of customers experience a positive impact on morale with Kudoboard.

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    Unlimited boards and multiple board creators to celebrate all your milestones, company events, & peer-to-peer recognition.

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    Automate board creation for employee birthdays and work anniversaries.

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    Integrate with your key systems like SSO, Slack or MS Teams, and more.

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    Custom branding lets you personalize your Kudoboard’s with your organization look & feel.

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