List recognizes technological breakthroughs in industries that promise to transform the future
BELLINGHAM, Wash., Nov. 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Verbela®an immersive technology company redefining the modern workplace with its next generation of metaverse and virtual reality (VR) products, today announced it has been nominated for fast businessis the second year Next big things in tech 2022 list, honoring technological breakthroughs that promise to shape the future of industries. Virbela is recognized in the Metaverse and Web3 Category for building a platform that allows companies to easily establish a digital headquarters.
Virbela has pioneered an enterprise metaverse that helps solve some of today’s greatest workplace challenges associated with a remote and dispersed workforce. Through its ecosystem of virtual worlds and campuses, the world’s most innovative companies turn to Virbela to create personalized experiences that give employees more choice and control over how they work, connect and collaborate – y including recruitment, learning and development programs, corporate meetings, offsite team meetings, industry events and more.
“What a tremendous honor to be recognized by Fast Company and a testament to more than a decade of innovation focused on improving the way we work,” said Alex Howland, President and Co-Founder of Virbela. “Creating social workspaces that put the psychological well-being of employees first is what has driven this company from the very beginning. Watching companies like eXp Realty, DXC Technology, Fujitsu and PwC work with Virbela to transform office culture, while improving efficiency and growing business, continues to be hugely rewarding.
Virbela provides organizations with a virtual environment to operate and create new workflows, extending the power of their physical operations, while creating a strong workplace culture and community. As a forerunner, eXp Realty has over 86,000 agents and employees, has expanded to over 23 international markets and is 10 times more efficient than its peers.1 in terms of operating costs since the remote switch and implementation of Virbela in 2016.
“Breakthroughs in technology and cutting-edge advancements promise to be the solution to some of the world’s most pressing problems. fast business is thrilled to shine a light on some of the organizations, of all sizes and from all industry backgrounds, whose technological advancements today will lead to a better tomorrow,” said Brendan Vaughan, Editor-in-Chief of fast business.
This year, 83 technologies developed by established companies, startups or research teams are highlighted for their cutting-edge advances and their potential to impact consumers, businesses and society at large. Although not all technological developments are yet available on the market, each reaches key milestones in order to have a proven impact over the next five years. fast business also recognized 41 honorable mentions.
See the complete list of fast business Next big things in tech here and in the Winter 2022/2023 issue of fast business on newsstands December 6.
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Fast Company is the only media brand entirely dedicated to the vital intersection of business, innovation and design, engaging the most influential leaders, companies and thinkers on the future of business. The editor is Brendan Vaughan. Based in New York, Fast Company is published by Mansueto Ventures LLC, along with our sister publication, Inc., and can be found online at fastcompany.com.
Virbela is an immersive technology company redefining the workplace for global enterprises. Founded in 2012 by a team of behavioral psychologists, Virbela is developing the next generation of metaverse and virtual reality products to give organizations and people more choice and control over how they work. With deeply social and collaborative immersive virtual environments, the world’s most innovative companies turn to Virbela to create unique experiences that foster collaboration and build community.
Virbela is owned by eXp World Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPI). Subscribe to our Blog or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter to participate in the discussion.
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1 Mike DelPrete, “eXp’s Business Model Advantage,” June 17, 2022, https://www.mikedp.com/articles/2022/6/16/exps-business-model-advantage
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