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Building The Future Of Work

Read AI is building the future of work, where every interaction is improved with AI.

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AI-generated summaries, transcripts, and video highlights to make your meetings more efficient, effective, and valuable.


Automated summaries, Q&A, and action items generated from your Gmail and Outlook inbox with Read's Productivity AI.


Automated summaries, Q&A, and action items generated across your Teams and Slack messages with Read’s Productivity AI.

Scheduling & More

Go beyond better meetings with Read Smart Scheduler, workflow integrations, and so much more!

Our Story

Productivity AI automates the mundane in meetings, scheduling, email, and messages to centralize and simplify your knowledge sources. Read is set to be the independent system of record for productivity AI where people are attending fewer meetings, sending less emails, reading fewer messages, and decisions are as simple as swiping right.

Executive Team

Based out of Seattle, WA, Read was founded in 2021 by David Shim, Robert Williams, Elliott Waldron and backed by Madrona Venture Group. The team has founded and led companies that, to date, have generated hundreds of millions in revenue and billions in market valuation across Foursquare, Snapchat, Placed, and Farecast.

David Shim
Co-Founder, CEO
Former CEO of Foursquare, Founder and CEO of Placed (sold to Snapchat in 2017).
Rob Williams
Co-Founder, CTO
Former Senior Director of Engineering at Foursquare and Placed.
Elliott Waldron
Co-Founder, VP of Data Science
Former VP of Data Science at Foursquare and Placed.


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Join the team

Interested in building the future of productivity? We welcome talented people from all backgrounds. Read is based out of Seattle, and is also hiring remotely in the continental US. We are hiring for a variety of roles, reach out to us for opportunities at careers@read.ai.