Future of Work
Early Stage


Spend more time getting stuff done and less time talking about it.


Brent Barkman, CEO


Denver, CO






Bonfire Lead

Company description

We simplify your (work) life with an execution platform that reflects how work actually happens in the enterprise. We cut through the SaaS chaos to make it easy to get what you need, when you need it, and where you want it. With Kata you spend less time managing and more time leading.

Why solve this problem?

Having worked in fast-growing brand name tech for the last decade the pain of autonomy without alignment is visceral to me.

Hardest thing about being a founder?

Remembering to keep giving away your lego’s. As a founder you see the matrix and with that comes all of the countless things that need to get done. It’s always so easy to just dive in and do them, but that doesn’t scale, and usually means you’re neglecting something truly important. Most people have the right intentions here, but it’s easy to forget in practice.

Most exciting moment so far?

The last time we had an entire company Zoom we reached a full page of squares!

Why did you choose Bonfire?

In an era of VC fund abundance, Bonfire is a breath of fresh air. Real people, who genuinely care, who meet you where you’re at, who get it and understand your side, and truly want you to win. And it’s obvious from day 1.

Favorite book, useful tool or app?

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

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