Building for the future of interaction

Our Mission

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.

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.


Madrona Venture Group

PSL Ventures

Strategic Angels

Shane Atchison
CEO, Wunderman

Nima Khajehnouri
VP of Engineering, Snapchat

Bill Richter
CEO, Qumulo

Oren Etzioni

Imran Khan
CEO, Verishop

Peter Sellis
VP of Product, Snapchat

David Joerg
Former Board of Directors, Placed

Brian Ma
Founder, Divvy

+ Other Strategic Angels


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Read AI. 2021