Astrid is a social productivity platform that helps people get stuff done with engaging reminders and social pressure. It is simple enough for the casual list-maker but scales to the GTD life-hacker. It is used by college students to share workouts, busy mothers to families, and business teams to manage companies.
Users share goals from an iPhone, Android or web app privately to friends or colleagues, or publicly on Facebook or Twitter. Invited guest can add or complete tasks, comment via email and monitor progress with mobile notifications.
Advisors and investors include: AngelPad, Google Ventures, Nexus Venture Partners, Jump Ventures and a number of active angel investors.
Jon Paris (Co-founder): Jon spent ten years as a campus minister at Berkeley and Stanford, working with emerging leaders to make the world a better place. As Astrid’s CEO, Jon leads the team with a passion to leverage technology to improve peoples' lives. Jon studied physics and chemistry at UC Berkeley.
Tim Su (Co-founder): After graduating from Stanford with his BS and MS, Tim joined the data-loving world of Palantir Technologies as an early engineer before building Astrid while on vacation in Las Vegas. Tim currently leads the technical side of Astrid as CTO.
Henry Tsai (Head of UX and Customer Development): Henry studied oil painting and sculpture under renowned artist Wei Li Wang before studying at Stanford. After earning his BA and MA in four years, Henry went to work at Bain & Company as a management consultant.
Andrew Shaw (Engineer): During college, Andrew built iPhone apps used by tens of thousands of people and played a big part in delivering the original iPhone app for Eventbrite. He holds a BS from Washington University in St. Louis.
Sam Bosley (Engineer): After earning a BS from Stanford, Sam began a Ph.D. in software engineering at UC Irvine. He took an indefinite leave to join the Astrid team.
Josh Ball (Engineer): The newest member of the Astrid team comes to Astirid Within a few years, he became the lead developer at Tagged, working on database and scaling for the site’s 100 million members.
Malika Williams (Community Manager): When she's not tweeting and keeping Astrid swimming in the social network pool, Malika can be found on a stage somewhere in a Shakespeare play. Malika holds a BA from Stanford and MFA from USC.
With the understanding that to-do lists are repositories of intent, Astrid seeks to execute on that intent through products and services to gain a meaningful share of the mobile growing e-commerce space.
Astrid syncs across multiple platforms (Android, iOS, and the web), leverages strengths of strategic partnership and has hundreds of thousands of passionate users.