Shift Messenger

Messaging app for shift workers (retail, restaurants, etc.)

HEADQUARTER San Francisco, CA

COMPANY SIZE Less than 5

# OF ENGINEERS Less than 5

FUNDING $1M - $2M

TAGS Retail Technology, Restaurants, Hospitality, Messaging, Enterprise Software, Social Impact, SaaS, YC Winter 2015

EXTENDED EXERCISE WINDOW? No

What do we do?

We build a messaging app that helps shift workers solve everyday work problems, connect to their workplace communities, and build professional identities.

Technical challenges

1) Building and owning a mobile communications app from scratch

2) Rapidly-scaling user base (30%+ this month)

3) Future video-sharing features

Why join us?

1) Founding team has been together for years (at redbeacon.com) and is solving a problem in a field (retail) where they have domain expertise (redbeacon.com was acquired by The Home Depot)

2) User retention is very high (60%+), and we're growing rapidly (30%+ this month)

3) Huge, underserved market (600m worldwide shift workers) with major social impact

4) Chance to build and own a mobile client from scratch (we're in Cordova now but transitioning to native)

Our press coverage

http://techcrunch.com/2015/02/27/shift-messenger/
http://www.cbc.ca/radio/spark/280-beeps-shift-swapping-the-myth-of-genius-and-more-1.3001727/an-easy-way-to-swap-shifts-with-your-co-workers-1.3002074
http://techcrunch.com/2015/05/27/shift-seed-round/

Our Founders

Matt Tognetti

CTO      

Austin Vedder

CEO      

1st employee at redbeacon.com (acq. Home Depot), Harvard Business School, Boston Consulting Group

Michael Curry

Chief Product Officer      

Our tech stack

  • PostgreSQL
  • AngularJS
  • Cordova
  • Android
  • Django
  • Ionic
  • iOS

Our investors

  • Version One
  • Golden Venture Partners
  • Kapor Capital
  • Commerce Ventures
  • NewGen Venture Partners
  • Venrock
  • QueensBridge Venture Partners
  • Y Combinator