Progression belongs to the category of products that fix broken experiences. Turning a user experience that sucks into one that people love is one of the recurring themes that drive our investments. There are many broken experiences our portfolio companies are on the mission to transform through product love. To name a few: transiting from A to B (Citymapper), asking for information online (Typeform), hiring internationally (Oyster), seamlessly moving banking data and money (TrueLayer). Progression is on a mission to fix the planning and tracking of people careers.
“Progression’s problem was my problem”: during his time at Deliveroo, the founder Jonny Burch helped the design team grow from 4 to 40 designers. To be a better leader, he decided to develop a career framework for the whole team. He soon figured out that career frameworks built in a spreadsheet generate countless pain points and frustrations for everyone. For Managers and Heads of People, they are hard to write, impossible to change centrally and challenging to share both internally and externally. Plus they don’t integrate with other software, they don’t allow workflow automation, and they don’t capture data or generate insights. For employees, they are hard to read, painful to engage with, and impossible to export and share. Every scaling org hits this problem, but there’s no purpose-built product.
Put down the spreadsheet. There’s a better way! After realising that every design and engineering manager he knew was trying to solve the same problem with the same bad spreadsheets, Jonny spotted a product opportunity capable of delivering a 100x superior customer experience. He turned a static matrix of content into smart and user-friendly software. Progression was born: the first and only no-code platform that helps companies build, measure, and scale their career frameworks in record time.