When we think about browsing the internet, we often ignore the browser itself. Instead, we think about all the things we do online—the articles we read, the emails we send, the shows we watch. The software that enables it all, the browser, is so ubiquitous that it’s ignored.
Despite the ways our internet use has evolved, the browser has remained relatively unchanged. While all of our other software tools are changing for the better—with more collaborative features, flexible interfaces, and powerful functionality—the browser largely still does what it did twenty-five years ago.
What’s more, we blame ourselves for the browser's shortcomings. When our browser has an overwhelming number of tabs, we call ourselves inefficient; when we get distracted online, we tell ourselves we need more discipline; when we can’t find a url, we think we're disorganized. Why does the browser get a free pass?
That’s why we're building a new browser—we believe it could do so much more to empower us. We’re imagining a browser that can think as quickly as we do, take work off of our plates, and pull our creativity forward. A browser equipped for the way we use the internet in 2020, and foundational for how we hope to use it in the future.
The six of us learned a lot from working at a handful of startups, as well as Snap, Instagram, Amazon, Facebook, and the Obama White House. But we don't know everything, and have a ton to do.
Which is to say, we're eager to work with creative, kind, and passionate people. Especially those from diverse backgrounds. If all of this aligns with your values, and one of our open roles feels like it may be a fit, please say hi.
Beyond our team, we’re lucky to be supported by our family and friends, as well as investors who played a role in some of our favorite software companies over the years (Airtable, DuckDuckGo, Github, Instagram, Slack, Stripe). While we have the financial resources to sprint at our ambitions, we’re always grateful for new perspectives and shared learnings from experience. If you’d like to lend a hand, please send us a note.
Otherwise, feel free to join our friends and family newsletter, and we promise you’ll be among the first to play with our new browser.