MXP Ventures Launches First African Agency

CAPE TOWN – Voxeon Communication is a new internal communication, employee engagement and employer branding agency founded by workplace communications expert Jo Eyre. Voxeon represents MXP Ventures B.V. seventh investment and its first on the African continent.

Voxeon helps organisations attract and retain top talent; build high performance cultures, and maximise remote and hybrid team performance, productivity and collaboration using strategic communication, digital content and immersive experiences.

Eyre has more than 16 years communication and marketing experience, advising start-ups, scale-ups, multinationals, and governments on internal and external communication strategy. She has built multiple teams across six continents, and has previously led marketing and communications teams at Epic Games and Opera Software.

Previously, Eyre worked at strategic communication and advisory firm, Africa Practice, advising big tech names such as Google. Most recently she led the internal communication function at global remote HRTech scale-up, Omnipresent. “The world of work has changed dramatically over the past five years,” said Eyre, founder and CEO at Voxeon Communications. “While flexible work offers incredible benefits for individuals and businesses, it can also lead to feelings of loneliness, stress and misalignment, all leading to poor productivity and disengagement. At Voxeon our mission is to bring intentional communication to the workplace as the cornerstone of building happy, high-performing distributed teams.”

As well as Voxeon, MXP’s portfolio includes four agencies in Europe, one in the US and, most recently, PNTR Communications in Asia. Earlier this year, the agency accelerator and venture fund unveiled social change firm Better Together in Washington DC, while last September saw the launch of Paris-based Entourage, a communications advisory firm focused on CEO reputation and thought leadership. Last May, it backed the launch of Ellipse Communications, led by international communications specialist Coraline Bardinat, also in France.

MXP has so far also backed two UK agencies: Bound to Prosper, founded by Lydia Hoye, previously the managing partner at Kazoo, and Upside PR, launched by former Flagship MD Mark Pinnes.

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