People always ask if there's a story behind our name. Mark had the idea for the product for a number of years, but being non-techy he was unsure how to bring it to life.
All he knew was that he was getting increasingly disillusioned with the pain points of lack of contact with learners before and after events. We'll let Mark take it from here:
"I was in Nairobi at Giraffe Manor to deliver some training with a long-term client. Having a day of leisure, I kicked my arse into gear and mapped out the functionality for the platform.
When it came to thinking up a name, I spent hours googling different (boring!) names such as TrainerTool and so on, but they were either already used or too narrow in scope…and did I mention - BORING.
Giraffe Manor is a boutique hotel that is also a giraffe sanctuary. The older giraffe were stretching up to the upper floors to be hand-fed by guests, and I noticed a mother giraffe wrapping her neck around her 6-week old baby giraffe.
The two key principles of our product are “stretching out the learning journey" and "wrapping" it around a learning event. So it felt like a perfect name in terms of context.
And so “GiraffePad” was named. Plus, giraffes are such a beautiful and graceful animal - who doesn’t love them!"