CEO & Co-Founder, Hive

John Furneaux

John Furneaux

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John leads Hive as CEO and co-founder. Starting his career as a strategy consultant to Fortune 500 companies, he saw the serious challenges teams faced in working together effectively. It was the catalyst for a career-long specialism in the tools teams use to achieve their goals productively.

After leading the national implementation of Sharepoint for the UK’s Department of Education, John left the consulting world to join Huddle, a small UK collaboration platform, as employee 12.

Starting on the frontline, John rose to lead Global Customer Success, building a large team of collaboration specialists across the USA and UK as as Huddle grew through Series D to become Europe’s largest collaboration platform.

Taking advantage of a huge adjacent opportunity in the team collaboration space, John taught himself to code to build a prototype of his vision for Hive.

John received his MA in Mathematics and Law from the University of Cambridge and is a keen pilot and cyclist.