Dokin: why we exist

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October 5, 2022

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Dokin was founded by 2 ex-BlaBlaCar who grew frustrated with having to extract and re-work data from business applications into spreadsheets and presentations.

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There’s a growing amount of B2B software out there and as a result company’s data is spread across different software and spreadsheets.

CFOs and CMOs are struggling to access and centralize live data on demand. A business teams has on average 5 different applications for daily use.

Enter Dokin

Dokin is the data platform of modern business teams.

Our powerful solution allows allow business teams to sync live data between external software & Google Workspace applications.

With Dokin, business teams can:
- Sync data from their favourite tools within spreadsheets, slides or documents.
- Edit or add records to their systems from within Google Sheets
- Automate decks and docs with dynamic and up-to-date data

We have built a canva of API connections that currently integrates with more than 14 software and is going to represent the missing link between business teams (CFOs or CMOs) and data teams.

We have noticed that when it comes to data, CFOs and CMOs tend to struggle with three key issues, we’ve created Dokin to help solve these:

1. The missing link between business and data teams

Modern CMOs and CFOs need data on the go. However their teams do not have the skills to pull live data where they need it and when they need it. Data teams on the other hand are struggling with complex roadmaps and multiple requests from teams. There is a missing link in their workflow. Dokin allows business teams to pull live data in their spreadsheets, slides and documents on the go. No need for code. Dokin does all the hard work a data team would do for you.

2. Data is ever-changing

Finalizing reports or presentations when data continuously evolves or is updated until the last minute, is a real challenge. New data leads to new manual input, which leads to new versions. Version control becomes tedious, it is time consuming and can lead to mistakes. Modern business teams have no time for that. With Dokin your data updates automatically and you can always be sure you are using the right version of your data.

3. Data is not flowing

Modern business teams need to move fast. Data should not be an obstacle to their decision making. We want to become the Canva of data analytics.

Data analysis should be easy and open to people who can't code. Business teams should beable to let data flow easily between spreadsheets and their software. We built a plug and play solution that allows to do that.

With Dokin teams can mass update or add records to systems like HubSpot CRM or Airtable, or create exportable ranges so they can share only specific parts of their spreadsheets. They can also setup trigger notifications via Slack or email when data is refreshed.  We make workflow automation easy and accessible for everyone.

Our Story

Dokin was founded by two former BlaBlaCar employees (Virginie & Jacopo), and Ecole 42-trained developer (Martin).

When working in the finance team at BlaBlaCar we faced the issue of having to extract large datasets from different applications and spreadsheets in order to build dashboards, board decks and more.

During the Covid-19 crisis, reporting needs grew and we saw how time-consuming it was to extract data and update files on a regular basis instead of focusing on other business critical needs.

We sought external solutions to help, but all existing solutions were either too time-consuming to implement, too complicated or too expensive. 

At the beginning of 2022, after yet another intense due diligence project, we decided it was time to create our own solution. A tool that could be accessible to anyone, easy to implement and embedded within the Google Workspace.

To help realize this dream, we onboarded Martin, CTO, passionate about automation and who had already worked on implementing similar projects. Martin graduated from Ecole 42 and has worked for different companies, big and small. 

We are on a mission to build the data platform of modern business teams.

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Jacopo Proietti

Co-founder @Dokin
Jacopo, a co-founder of Dokin, boasts 8 years in finance, having worked as a finance manager at Ogury and head of Financial Planning and Control at BlaBlaCar.
His passion for data integration led to the creation of Dokin, a game-changer for modern business teams. With customizable templates and built-in data connections, Dokin allows modern CMOs and CFOs to streamlines data reporting across Google Workspace applications.

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