Globality today debuted as the first global B2B premium services
marketplace that brings together high quality small and medium-sized
services companies and leading global corporations on a highly-curated
platform, unlocking opportunities and opening markets for both sides.
“Our mission is to make globalization work for more businesses and
people around the world,” said Joel Hyatt, co-founder and CEO of
Globality. “We will bring buyers and sellers unprecedented access to new
“We want to create a new class of ‘micro-multinationals’ — SMEs from
the services sector that are exporting their services and unlocking the
benefits of being a global company,” Hyatt said.
Globality was co-founded by Hyatt and Lior Delgo in 2015 and the company
currently has 75 people in Silicon Valley and London. It is backed by
$37.5 million in funding from a distinguished group of individuals,
including former Vice President Al Gore; John Emerson, U.S. ambassador
to Germany; Ken Goldman, CFO of Yahoo; Jim A. Johnson, director of
Goldman Sachs; Michael Marks, founding partner of Riverwood Capital;
David Rosenblatt, CEO of 1stdibs; Jeff Sine, co-founder and managing
partner of Raine; and Yechiam Yemini, professor of computer science at
Globality’s platform combines artificial intelligence and the expertise
of in-house industry veterans, offering deep insight and curated
matching of high quality service providers with a range of attributes
that is unattainable for most corporations to discover. Additionally,
machine learning and natural language processing enables the marketplace
to scale and improve with each project and curated match.
Both sellers and buyers benefit from participating in the Globality
Sellers: Small and medium-sized service providers get the ability to
expand their customer base in new markets and a seamless way to work
with leading corporations.
Buyers: Corporations get access to a network of vetted best-in-class
service providers, improved efficiencies through eliminating the RFP,
reduced costs, and faster time to project engagement.
Globality’s initial focus is on the verticals of marketing, legal,
energy, environment, and social impact, with more to follow. Each
vertical is led by an industry veteran: Energy and Environment GM Robert
Casamento previously was a founding member of Deloitte Consulting’s U.S.
Social Impact practice and U.K. Energy Risk Management and Emissions
Trading practice; Legal GM Bill Brooks previously was CEO of Hyatt Legal
Plans, which is now owned by MetLife; and Marketing GM Gabrielle
Tenaglia previously was a senior executive with twofifteenmccann and
Venables Bell & Partners.
Globality’s Board of Directors includes Juliet de Baubigny, senior
partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers; Mark Hurd, CEO of Oracle; Ron
Johnson, CEO of Enjoy; John R. Joyce, former CFO of IBM; Dennis Nally,
former global chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers; and Mark Vorsatz,
managing director and CEO of Andersen Tax.
Qualified firms interested in participating in the Globality Service
Provider Network or companies interested in utilizing the platform to
find outstanding service providers can visit http://www.globality.com.
Globality’s mission is to make globalization work for more businesses
and people around the world. Globality created a business-to-business
marketplace making entirely new connections possible, giving smaller
service providers the opportunity to work with the world’s largest
corporations while also exposing large enterprises to a pre-qualified
network of smaller, best-in-class service providers, many of whom they
would never otherwise discover.
Headquartered in Menlo Park, Globality’s leadership team includes highly
regarded seasoned executives Chief Technology Officer Ran Harpaz, SVP
Partnerships Porter Gale, Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer Deborah
Conrad, Chief Financial Officer Russell Burke and Chief Product Officer