Winner IDC Top 10 Small-Cap Innovators in Business Software Award, 2009
Winner Red Herring Global 100 Award, 2009
Winner CRM Magazine Rising Star Award, 2008
Featured Vendor Gartner Cool Vendors in Collaboration & Social Software, 2008
Finalist UK Technology Innovation & Growth Awards, 2008
Winner Red Herring Europe 100 Award, 2008
Winner Oracle PartnerNetwork Innovation Award, 2007
Finalist CNET UK Business Technology Award, 2007
Trampoline Systems is an award-winning specialist in social analytic software. The company's SONAR technology analyses business communications to map internal collaborations, analyse external relationships and report on critical performance factors. Dedicated solutions are available for salesforce optimisation, internal reorganisations and experise search.
Trampoline was founded in 2003 by Charles Armstrong and Craig McMillan, both graduates of St John's College Cambridge. The company grew out of Charles' ethnographic research into social behaviour underlying efficient collaboration, which saw him spend three years living in small island communities.
The company is headquartered in London, UK. It's backed by US hedge fund Tudor Group along with private investors. Trampoline's been featured by journals including Wired Magazine, the Financial Times, Der Spiegel, the Wall Street Journal and Boing Boing. Awards include selection for Gartner's Cool Vendor report (2008), CRM Magazine's Rising Star award (2008), Red Herring's Global 100 (2009) and IDC's Top 10 Innovators award (2009).
Charles Armstrong, CEO
Charles Armstrong is an ethnographer and business innovator based in London UK. He studied Social and Political Sciences at St John’s College Cambridge then went on to be mentored by Lord Young of Dartington, one of the architects of Britain’s post-war society. He's a Fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs, a board member of Fundacja Techsoup and advises a variety of ventures. Charles speaks from time to time at symposia around the world on subjects of interest. Less frequently he performs on baroque keyboards or electroacoustic noise generators. As well as his role with Trampoline Charles is also Director of One Click Orgs, the world’s first platform for virtual organisations. He contributed the chapter on Emergent Democracy for the collection "Open Government" published by O'Reilly in March 2010.
Craig McMillan, CTO
Craig is the brains behind Trampoline’s technology, responsible for overall system architecture and directing development of the core analytic algorithms. Prior to Trampoline Craig worked as an software architect at Sun Microsystems and cryptographic specialist JCP. Craig graduated in Engineering and Computer Science from St John’s College Cambridge.