Our first product is an email app that takes the pain out of managing your inbox, making it effortless to stay organized, productive, and responsive.
Email is the backbone of modern business. It's trusted by billions, global, reliable, and available on every device. And most importantly, it's federated, meaning anyone can run an email server and participate in the network. Google runs Gmail, Microsoft runs Outlook, and our CEO's parents run an email server from their basement — true story!
But email is losing. We've been seduced by the sleek interfaces and intuitive media sharing of messaging apps, and in doing so, we've handed over control of our communication to centralized entities.
We can't run our own Facebook Messenger server. We can't use iMessage on non-Apple devices. We've been boxed in, forced to play by their rules or risk being left behind.
We believe in a world where we can communicate with anyone, anywhere, without being beholden to major corporations. We believe we shouldn't have to sacrifice our privacy to communicate with our friends, families, and colleagues.
We believe email is our best chance at fighting back against the centralization of our communication. But email clients aren't living up to email's potential. You feel unresponsive and unproductive in email, no matter how hard you try.
So we're building a tool that respects your time and privacy, and uses the latest technology to make managing your communications effortless and efficient. With Shortwave, email may not even feel like email to you.
Our team previously built products used by millions at Firebase and Google, and we're backed by world-class investors including Union Square Ventures and Lightspeed Venture Partners.
Join us in tipping the scales back towards email and federation.
We're a distributed team who loves talking to each other and wants to change how the world communicates. We value great design, smart engineering, and moving quickly to meet customers' needs. We're always looking for great engineers, product managers, and designers, so if this sounds exciting to you, send us an email. You can see our open job listings on AngelList.