Unique mobile scavenger hunts for corporate team building and group ev…
Strayboots is a mobile scavenger hunt for corporate team building activities, group adventures, and city exploration. Our hunts are currently delivered in over 50 cities worldwide and used by more than 1,000 organizations including Fortune 100 companies, city governments, and international businesses. Current clients include Google, Amazon, Marriott, Nike, and New York University.
Whether you use Strayboots for corporate team building, student tours and orientation, organized group activities, or individual scavenger hunts, we have the best content, the most advanced mobile technology, and provide full customization capabilities! All of this adds up to fun, seamless, and meaningful team outings, and unique experiences exploring the world!
Strayboots is committed to creating the ultimate team building platform and our unique scavenger hunts are just the beginning. Led by a team of experts with vast experience building and launching startups globally, Strayboots is a safe bet to reach that goal. Read on to see where we’re going next!
But here’s the problem: engaging team building activities are outdated, a logistical nightmare, and tough to find.
A Gallup poll found that a mere 13% of employees are engaged worldwide. In the U.S. alone, low employee engagement costs $450 billion to $550 billion per year in lost productivity. So it’s no surprise that Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends 2015 reported that employee engagement is one of the top concerns for organizations this year.
Fittingly, spend on employee engagement and team building activities is doubling itself every year, from $700 million in 2014, to $1.5 billion in 2015.
Team building has been proven to significantly contribute to employee motivation. Our mobile scavenger hunts have gained traction as the most fun, easy, and reliable way to facilitate corporate and team building events to boost engagement, foster connections and build trust.
The Strayboots difference comes down to one major thing: superior content. We don’t just search the web to build our hunts, we send people out to each city to build deep, intimate, and engaging hunts.
In fact, when a new company submits an inquiry to Strayboots, we give them the option to choose from one of our already-built hunts with proven success, or have us build a complete custom hunt tailored to their business and their employees.
And as an added bonus, our superior mobile technology allows us to create and execute our content anywhere in the world, and at a cost lower than competitors!
Speaking of Strayboots customers — who are they? What are they looking for? Let us give you a couple of examples.
Janine is the HR manager of JP Morgan. They just moved to a new location and she wants to help their employees get to know the city around them, work together as a team, and have fun. She has 350 employees, so they can’t go bowling or watch a movie, and they need something for the entire group at one time.
To make the most of her team outing, Janine turns to Strayboots which deliversfriendly competition, lots of team bonding, and more fun and exploration than she could have hoped for!
Then there’s Pritikia who runs HR for a 100-person department at Google. Every few months they do a team building activity. She’s looking for something challenging, something that will motivate her team and help them perform better. She asks Strayboots to build her team a custom hunt specifically designed to boost their creative thinking and create new bonds and relationships between employees who will be working together in the future.
Strayboots saw a huge opportunity to offer immersive, team building activities to corporate enterprises. A surge of capital is being injected into employee engagement and we saw an exciting opportunity to capture part of that market. In 2015, Strayboots incorporated and started building a platform to offer immersive, city-wide, team-based scavenger hunts that would supplement employee engagement efforts across industries. in their respective businesses.
Since then, we have assembled a tactical team of explorers, and expanded beyond New York to over 50 cities across the US and around the world, including NYC, Boston, LA, London and more! We’ve had a few people talk about us too in articles from the New York Times, Travel & Leisure, and Fast Company, and have received rave reviews and great ratings in the app stores.
Today, Strayboots hunts are delivered nationwide and used by more than 1,000 organizations including Fortune 100 companies, city governments, and international businesses. We are doing over 60 events per month, and over 300,000 users have experienced our scavenger hunts.
A short list of our paying customers includes McKesson, Kroger, Amazon, HP, Google, Nike, Uber, Lyft, eBay, Microsoft, Intel, GSK and many more!
We have also partnered on yearly deals with two major organizations — Destination Jönköping AB from Sweden, and Howard Hughes Corporation in New York — to offer our scavenger hunts to their customers.
In August 2016, we released our next-generation mobile scavenger hunt app, and we have much more in the works!
We are actively seeking partners for any sort of team building activities to incorporate into our platform — from escape rooms to motivational speakers.
We also plan to build a unique analytic tool for HR managers, allowing them to track and analyze the behavior and performance of their teams (based on employee type or department) .
We are also developing a customization and personalization engine that will allow anyone to build their own scavenger hunt based on their (team building or business goals). (For example: increase motivation, improve customer service, better communication, etc.).
Lastly, we are working on adding more team building products that can be use before and after our scavenger hunt, as a complementary service.
After learning about the one-of-a-kind team that brought Strayboots to life, make sure to request access to the business plan tab of this profile for an inside look into the company!
The Strayboots team combines Israeli and US marketing and technology know-how and senior management with deep experience in the US and international markets. They started this company after recognizing the tremendous market potential and unmet need for an easy way to plan and execute a fun, sophisticated, and adventurous team activity.
Ido Rabiner, CEO
Ido brings 12+ years of product management and UI/UX experience in top Israeli startups. He was one of the first employees at Wix.com and recently led their product department and marketing operations for more than 5 years.
Jeremy Brooks, SVP
Jeremy is a top B2B sales, marketing, and brand management expert, with more than 15 years of experience, managing $45 million marketing budgets for top companies including Verizon and Comcast.
Scott Knackmuhs, COO
Scott is the brain behind Strayboots’ unique content, with more than 10 years of project management and business development experience.
Ariel Safronov, CTO
Ariel is a tech expert with 12+ years of experience as a developer, contractor, and consultant for top Israeli startups, including Wix.com.