Despite the growth, popularity, and introduction of new apps and tools to “replace” email, email is still crucial in the workplace. Email effectively combines internal and external messages, one-to-one and group communications, calendar invitations, and support for images, texts, and files. But, the email experience is often overwhelming. Our goal is to change that.
emails every day
(source: Radicati Group 2015)
With so many emails sent from inbox to inbox, the experience should be getting more intelligent. There’s more valuable data in email than any other workplace tool, and this data is ripe for analysis and automation.
And the time for this automation is now. Advances in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and natural language processing, enable Astro to bring improvements to email that weren’t possible even a few years ago.
Your inbox should tell you what to focus on, remind you when something has slipped through the cracks, and get everything else out of your way. It should connect to other tools and work smoothly across platforms. It should be modern and dare-we-say fun. This is what we’re building at Astro.
We’re on a mission to enable people and teams to focus on what’s most important by bringing intelligence to workplace communication.
In 2015, our co-founders came back together, after working together at Zimbra, Yahoo, VMWare and LinkedIn. We’re now a growing team based in Palo Alto, excited about the potential of artificial intelligence to improve email and workplace communications. We’re supported by a great team of advisors and investors and raised a $10 million Series A from investors including Redpoint Ventures, Harrison Metal, Aspect Ventures, and Upside Partnership.
We each take responsibility for our work, do what it takes for Astro to succeed, and approach everything with dedication, pride, and integrity.
We can disagree, but when a decision
is made we all commit. We respect each others’ opinions and recognize that diversity of experience helps us excel.
We bring positive energy and passion to our work—even when there are bumps in the road—and we celebrate wins as a team.
We’re each committed to quality and hard work. We trust and depend on each other to do the same.