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"When we succeed, the world of digital interaction will revolve entirely around people, not technology trends." "The pace of digital interaction has begun to surpass our ability to manage it. Entefy is about to change all that."

Alston Ghafourifar, CEO & Co-Founder Brienne Ghafourifar, Co-Founder


About

Entefy is a Palo Alto startup that is rewriting the code of digital interaction. We’re introducing the first technology to give you seamless access to all of your conversations and connections, across any smart device. Our Universal Interaction Engine (UIE) provides a new, people-centric communication experience that puts you at the heart of your hyper-connected world.

The amount of information being created and shared is growing exponentially while our ability to manage that information remains flat. Today, more than 2.5 million applications exist for smartphones alone while 200 billion smart machines are projected by 2020 to address our burgeoning need for digital interaction.

Taking notice of the chaos of our increasingly crowded digital macrocosm, siblings Alston and Brienne Ghafourifar made it their mission to make our essential everyday interactions quintessential. Thus, Entefy was born. UIE allows people to communicate digitally with others and the world around them from a single, intuitive interface with genuine privacy and no ads.

So, why focus on digital communication? Because more than 100 trillion messages are sent and received every year, a volume projected to grow exponentially given the proliferation of smart devices, and each one of these interactions says something about you and your world. Entefy intelligently weaves these disparate touch points into a clean stream of conversation regardless of message type or content. Built with the Internet of Things in mind but designed for the Internet of people, Entefy is a truly personalized technology that works whenever and wherever you need it.

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Team

Entefy’s team consists of inventors, engineers, and business leaders who are working to create a beautiful product that makes the complex simple and transforms chaos into harmony. Our roots are in technology, our passion is for people, and our mission is helping them work better together.
Work
With the curiosity of a social scientist and an engineer’s precision, Alston loves pushing the status quo to solve the seemingly unsolvable. As Entefy’s visionary and chief problem-solver, he has successfully raised millions of dollars in capital, executed key strategic partnerships, managed a global team on 3 continents, and led the creation of a suite of strategic IPs in areas of security, privacy, and communications. Alston graduated from UC Santa Cruz at age 17 with a B.A. in Politics.
Alston Ghafourifar
CEO & Co-Founder
 
Work
Brienne acknowledges that it might be physically impossible to meet every person on the planet, but she’s willing to try. She excels at forging connections with strategic partners that help build and grow Entefy. A leader among young entrepreneurs, Brienne set the world record as the youngest college graduate to raise $1 million in venture funding—at age 17. That figure has since grown to more than $5 million. She holds a B.S. in Economics from Santa Clara University.
Brienne Ghafourifar
Growth Force
Co-Founder
Work
Co-inventor of UNIX. ‘nuff said.
Rudd Canaday
Product Force
Sr. Architect & Engineer
Work
Phil is Entefy’s resident “MacGyver”; if you can make it, Phil can take it apart and turn it into a jetpack. He comes to Entefy from Intel, where he led the critical components of the development process for the Xeon processor line. Phil loves getting his hands dirty in a big bucket of code. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, where he was twice awarded the 4.0 scholar athlete award. Phil is a craft beer enthusiast and a certified scuba diver.
Phil Greenberg
Product Force
Software Engineer
Work
Ravi gets interactions—interactions between people, machines, and everything in between. He’s spent the past 15 years in engineering and business across multiple time zones and cultures, most recently bringing super cool mobile communication experiences to the world of iOS. Ravi loves the profound impact disruptive technologies have on people and the world around them. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering and an MBA.
Ravi Khakhar
Product Force
Mobile Software Engineer
Work
Steve brings to Entefy a 15+ year successful track record in finance, investing, and operational management. He has managed assets and portfolios for large firms such as Morgan Stanley, where he served as Executive Director, co-managing a $12 billion equity fund. Steve has also grown startup firms like Defiance Asset Management, where as a Principal he grew the company from $22M to $588M in assets. He holds an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School and a bachelor’s in Economics from Vassar.
Steve Epstein
Growth Force
 
Work
Nicolas brings skills and creativity to Entefy as a full-stack engineer. He’s an avid learner and loves the intersection of code and user experience. From mobile to web applications, Nicolas has a passion and talent for making things better.
Nicolas Roger
Product Force
Software Engineer
Work
Joris is a young and ambitious programmer who loves taking an idea and watching it materialize at his fingertips. Fueled by plates of shawarma, his passion for writing code began when he decided to teach himself Java for fun. Joris applied this talent to create his own encrypted chat product called JoJo. While contributing to multiple aspects of Entefy’s product suite, he is pursuing a degree in Software Engineering at San Jose State University.
Joris Bolsens
Product Force
Software Engineer
Work
Daryoush is a true “pixelator,” possessing the rare talent for both how things should look and how they should work. He’s been working as a creative media professional for more than 15 years. A lover of all things visual, he drew early inspiration from film and comic books and has applied that sensibility to projects for companies such as NASA, Citrix, and Barracuda Networks. Daryoush received his B.A. in Computer Arts from Academy of Art University.
Daryoush Derakshandeh
Product Force
UI/UX Developer
Work
Mehdi is a “venture-ist” with 25+ years of experience successfully building, growing, merging, acquiring, and selling a number of ventures. He applies this talent to a number of areas including Entefy’s growth initiatives. Mehdi founded and grew the largest b2b membership organization in Silicon Valley, and created the Tradius payment system, the first fully-integrated global payment solution combining proprietary currency, credit card, and online services.
Mehdi Ghafourifar
Growth Force
 
Work
Marianne has a rare vision for visuals. Her specialty is design systems, analyzing the essence of a brand or product, creating a core identity system around it and expanding it systematically into all touch points. She’s gained her experience through cutting-edge complex projects for prestigious clients like Amazon, AT&T, Microsoft, and Yamaha Music. Marianne holds a master’s degree in communication design from the Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee.
Marianne Epstein
Product Force
Visual Designer
Work
Vincente is a true hackathon aficionado and knows how to win...repeatedly. He loves making useful tools for the modern world. Can't run that app on a wearable? Not a problem. Train a group of youngsters to work together to build software? Easy. Did someone say robots?! …enough said. Vincente leads the Association of Computing Machinery at Santa Clara University while pursuing his degree in Computer Science and Engineering.
Vincente Ciancio
Product Force
Mobile Software Engineer
Work
Gareth is an engineering rising star—killer analytical skills and enthusiasm for tackling code challenges that are second to none. Gareth began his programming journey at the age of 13 where building computer games led to his proficiency in Lua, PHP, and MySQL. He’s interning at Entefy while finishing school and, with the little time he has left for hobbies, he runs a game server community.
Gareth George
Product Force
Software Engineer

Board of Directors

Work
With the curiosity of a social scientist and an engineer’s precision, Alston loves pushing the status quo to solve the seemingly unsolvable. As Entefy’s visionary and chief problem-solver, he has successfully raised millions of dollars in capital, executed key strategic partnerships, managed a global team on 3 continents, and led the creation of a suite of strategic IPs in areas of security, privacy, and communications. Alston graduated from UC Santa Cruz at age 17 with a B.A. in Politics.
Alston Ghafourifar
Chairman
CEO & Co-Founder
Work
Brienne acknowledges that it might be physically impossible to meet every person on the planet, but she’s willing to try. She excels at forging connections with strategic partners that help build and grow Entefy. A leader among young entrepreneurs, Brienne set the world record as the youngest college graduate to raise $1 million in venture funding—at age 17. That figure has since grown to more than $5 million. She holds a B.S. in Economics from Santa Clara University.
Brienne Ghafourifar
Board member
Co-founder
Work
Wim left his 29-year executive management career with Hewlett Packard to become the CEO of Xilinx and, later, chairman in 2003. Under his leadership, Xilinx’ revenue more than tripled to nearly $2 billion and market share increased in the programmable logic business from 30% to over 50%. During his tenure, Xilinx was nominated several times in the top 10 of Fortune Magazine’s “100 best companies to work for.” Currently, Mr. Roelandts also serves on the Board of Directors of Applied Materials, Inc., Aruba Networks, Inc., and IMEC (a micro- and nanoelectronics research center in Belgium).
Wim Roelandts
Board member
Fmr. Chairman & CEO of Xilinx
Work
As CEO of NYSE Euronext (2007-2014), Niederauer transformed and grew the organization while navigating through the financial crisis, evolving market and regulatory conditions, and industry consolidation. Under his leadership, the NYSE experienced a significant increase in its tech IPO listings, from 13% in 2006 to 54% in 2013. Niederauer also negotiated and completed NYSE Euronext’s acquisition by Intercontinental Exchange. Currently, Mr. Niederauer serves on the boards of Colgate University, The American Ireland Fund and the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, among others.
Duncan Niederauer
Board member
Fmr. CEO of NYSE Euronext

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