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Building for the Future of Interaction

Together with Read, you can have better interactions – starting with your next meeting.

A Webex meeting emphasizing the Read Dashboard App being opened through the Apps tab.

Read's mission is to make every human interaction meaningfully better, smarter, and happier starting with the more than 500 million people worldwide using a video conferencing platform.

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meeting minutes measured
In less than six months, Read has identified several opportunities to improve your meetings.

1 in 5

video conference calls are bad
Benchmarks and real-time data are needed to understand how to make meetings better.
Read Benchmarks

Our Story

Co-Founders David, Rob, and Elliott saw an opportunity to usher in the next evolution of video conferencing by augmenting interactions with measurement. By making real-time sentiment and engagement metrics available to all meeting attendees, Read encourages collaboration toward a shared goal of a better meeting experience.
Read was founded with a privacy and transparency first approach to measurement, aligning with the founder's past experiences at Placed, Snapchat, and Foursquare. Read Dashboard, the company's first product, encourages more authentic interactions and is available for free on leading video conferencing platforms.

Meet the Founders

David Shim
Co-Founder, CEO
Former CEO of Foursquare, Founder and CEO of Placed (sold to Snapchat in 2017).
Rob Williams
Co-Founder, VP of Engineering
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.

Investors

Madrona Venture Group
PSL Ventures
Strategic Angels

Shane AtchisonCEO, Wunderman

Oren EtzioniCEO, AI2

David JoergFormer Board of Directors, Placed

Nima Khajehnouri
VP of Engineering, Snapchat

Imran Khan
CEO, Verishop

Brian Ma
Founder, Divvy

Bill RichterCEO, Qumulo

Peter SellisVP of Product, Snapchat

+ Other Strategic Angels

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