We're funded -- $1.5m from Menlo Ventures with a $25k prototype
We've identified a clear problem-- We seek to liberate knowledge workers of a tyranny that has reached epic proportions. Your presence on this page puts you in the target demo. Face the challenge of a lifetime doing important work for yourself and those you care about.
"H&L will revolutionize human productivity, it will give us back billions of lost human hours of life. Hours we can spend living rather than being drowned in a sea of bits" - Shervin Pishevar, Managing Director Menlo Ventures, Former GM Mozilla, Former CEO SGN
We know the solution -- our prototype is simple but revolutionary, you’ll understand it in a few seconds. Lots of work to do in finding the path, but our direction is clear. The product will be launched in early 2012 after extensive closed beta testing this year.
We are poised for exponential growth -- There’s “invite your friends” viral and natively viral (Skype, Facebook, etc.). H&L has several natively viral features and in a world with 1,000 new apps a day, free customer acquisition comes in handy. Acquisition without retention though is a house built on sand. We have both.
Our team is exceptional (and normally humble)
We value -- autonomy, mastery, purpose, grit (see Drive), design, simplicity, efficient use of time and money, meritocracy, candor, continuous learning and a sense of humor.
Perks -- Health benefits, conference allowance, big monitor, free lunch. We are watching our burn rate carefully but invest in people to create value.
Hello from Shawn