Phobio, an Atlanta-based omni-channel trade-in service software company, has created a second company from its product Rodio. The new startup will focus on workforce communications software using AI, specifically in the retail and healthcare space.
General Manager of Rodio Dan Barton has been named Rodio Inc.’s CEO. Phobio initially launched the Rodio platform in 2017. Rodio is a two-way communication platform integrating mobile devices and apps, with centralized controls to send and receive messages and bulletins to remote teams.
“Phobio started the mission to connect front-line employees through more effective communication as a result of opportunities they envisioned to support their core trade platform business,” Barton said. “As they explored the need more deeply, through early partners and customers, they realized the opportunity was much broader and the need more critical. This created a great opportunity to spin Rodio out and let it pursue its own, broader objectives while maintaining a close on-going partnership.”