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FMYI Site Home Page.png
An FMYI site home page
Developer(s) FMYI Inc.
Initial release 2004
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Project management
License SaaS

FMYI (sometimes stylized as FMYI [for my innovation]), is a collaboration software B Corporation based in Portland, Oregon, USA.


FMYI provides file sharing, tasking, messaging, calendar and event sharing, data reporting, search labels, tiered permission levels and email notifications and reminders, team tasking, custom importing, scheduled letters, surveys, advanced searching, topic tagging, post by email and heavily restricted permission settings for extranet usage, depending on the level of customization.[1] In 2015, FMYI also released Grouptrail, a group messaging service with tools to get things done.[2]


FMYI Inc. was founded in 2004 by Justin Yuen after he left Nike's corporate social responsibility team.[3] He remains the president of the company and has not taken venture capital to support the company, instead looking to bootstrap the company's success.[4] Current and former clients include: Nike, Sony, HBO,[5] Aflac, Hyatt,[6] the United Kingdom's National Health Service,[7] and MTV's Room Raiders.[3]

FMYI released the 7th version of their system, "FMYI 7.0", on January 26, 2013 which leveraged Bootstrap.[8]

The company is a certified B Corporation and was one of the first registered Benefit Companies in the State of Oregon.[9] FMYI has embraced worklife flexibility policies as part of its culture[10] and have received awards as a result.[11] The company also is part of a consortium of Portland, Oregon area tech companies that have joined forces to increase diversity.[12] FMYI purchases renewable energy credits for clients' energy use on FMYI.[5] Employees are expected to complete Natural Step training and are allowed to volunteer during the workday.[13]

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  1. ^ Johnson, Dave. "Email Is Dead! Use This Cross Between SharePoint and Facebook Instead". CBS Moneywatch. CBS. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Spencer, Malia. "Portland software firm takes aim at the lowly text message with new app". Portland Business Journal. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  3. ^ a b LeCompte, Celeste (2009-07-07). "Nike, HBO, Sony Tap FMYI For Collaboration". Bloomberg Business. Retrieved 2011-08-18. 
  4. ^ Yuen, Justin (2014-04-02). "Bootstrapping a B Corp in a "backwoods" city". Medium. Retrieved 2015-08-28. 
  5. ^ a b Mackie, Simon (2009-10-07). "FMYI 6.0 — Faster, Sleeker Collaboration via a Facebook-Like Site". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-08-17. 
  6. ^ Turoczy, Rick (2009-10-07). "It's not project management, it's FMYI: HBO and other big names laud Portland-based collaboration platform". Silicon Florist. Retrieved 2011-08-18. 
  7. ^ Barr, Fiona. "CCG tries US collaboration tool". Digital Health. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  8. ^ Williams, Alex (2013-01-28). "FMYI Converts To Twitter Bootstrap To Simplify Social Network Development". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2013-01-28. 
  9. ^ Giegerich, Andy (2014-02-02). "(Update) 29 businesses register as Oregon's first 'B Company' crop". Sustainable Business Oregon. Retrieved 2015-08-28. 
  10. ^ Nielsen, Susan (2013-10-19). "Susan Nielsen: Flex time for welders and clerks, too". The Oregonian. Retrieved 2015-08-28. 
  11. ^ Giegerich, Andy (2013-10-19). "Three Oregon companies land top national workplace honors". Portland Business Journal. Retrieved 2015-08-28. 
  12. ^ Spencer, Malia (2015-06-17). "13 Portland tech CEOs call on industry to diversify its ranks". Portland Business Journal. Retrieved 2015-08-28. 
  13. ^ Nakano, Chelsi (2009-10-12). "Have Fun at Work with FMYI's Facebook-like Application". CMS Wire. Retrieved 2011-08-17.