Having known Obie for many years, there's little doubt in my mind that he can execute on building a great employee recognition platform. Having tried many of the current offerings, I can say that this is a market that's ripe for disruption.
Obie is a legend in Rails & web development and this gives him the ability to do more faster with this business than most any other entrepreneurs I know. It also affords him the ability to do the one thing that even the best tech founders struggle with: acquiring awesome talent.
My team depends on DueProps to recognize each others contributions and successes and has even built in to the core values of how we do business.
I support and believe in both Obie as well as the DueProps offering.
It's surprising nobody had built a fun product to address the obvious need. It's been a huge moral boost for the team and we're happy we go oboard. We've been using it since the early beta days and couldn't be happier. Obie and his team have done a great job and hope they keep up the good work.
I think Obie, the founder, has created the correct platform and implementation to reach and inspire today's employee's to be recognized for the really good job they are doing everyday. The creative approach is unique in the market.