WestJet Cofounder Don Bell Becomes Chairman of Canadian Startup Jostle

Posted by Rob Lewis

Vancouver-based Jostle has appointed Don Bell as chairman of its board.

Bell is the cofounder of WestJet, a popular Canadian airline. He has been an investor of and director in Jostle, which showcased at Launch @ GROW in 2011, since 2009. The Canadian startup didn't raise a Series A round until this year, though, when it received $3.1 million.

“Jostle has a powerful ability to help leaders create vibrant organizations where employees are aligned, engaged, and can easily find the help they need to get their job done,” says Bell. “It’s been very exciting to see Jostle’s platform help companies stay connected and reinforce their culture, as they deal with rapid growth and worldwide operations. It’s time to accelerate this unique and powerful approach into the marketplace, so I’m excited to work with the team to take Jostle to new heights.”

“Don has shared our vision, been a key advisor, and served as a dedicated director," noted Jostle CEO Brad Palmer. "It is clear that as chairman he will bring huge value as we navigate our own rapid growth.”

Jostle’s People Engagement platform is an intranet that helps organizations drive their culture and enable their employees.

Company:
Jostle Corporation
Website:
http://www.jostleme.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Jostle Corporation is creating and enabling the next generation of enterprise software – simple, intuitive, elegant, inclusive and accessible. Enterprises have endured a legacy of big software, an approach that attempts to impose grand unification (a single set of tools and processes for everyone), and results in high costs, out-of-date systems, disconnected employees and poor agility. With the advent of rich... more


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