The universal communicator

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Untying the knots of digital interaction

A dozen apps to connect with a dozen people entangles something perfectly natural: conversation.

Entefy is untying the knots, using big ideas to create new technologies for digital communication – simplifying your interactions and creating space in your life to do more.

ABOUT US

You at the center

Entefy is rewriting the code of digital interaction.

Our universal communicator is a new tool for people-centric communication that puts you at the center of your hyper-connected world. It works on your favorite devices and gives you access to your digital universe whenever and wherever you need it.

Entefy is built for the Internet of Things but designed for the Internet of People.

Entefy was born to rein in the growing chaos in communication and digital interaction.

We are solving a pressing problem: the Internet generated a rush of amazing new technologies, then piled all these capabilities on our shoulders—a burden of devices, apps, protocols, web services, notifications. Something as innate as communication feels less and less instinctive.

Entefy is not making an app for a demographic. We want to give anyone who communicates, anywhere on the planet, a new tool—a universal communicator—to unlock human potential and make connectedness natural again.

The stories of humanity's most remarkable thinkers—Leonardo Da Vinci, Galileo Galilei, Alexander Graham Bell, Nikola Tesla, Richard Feynman—show that more than mere necessity drives innovation. And not just any innovation but rather courageous innovation. The rare breed of innovation born in difficult environments fraught with obstacles and yet succeeds for the benefit of all.

Central to their diverse stories are traits like curiosity, drive, and trust in their own capabilities:

Georgia O'Keefe began life in a rural Wisconsin farmhouse, receiving a limited and conventional artistic training. Yet through years of effort and practice, she developed a distinctive style that influenced Modernism while remaining perennially popular with the public.

Thomas Edison is credited with more than 2,000 patents and dozens of inventions, but also led business ventures in mining, construction, and public utilities.

Benjamin Franklin excelled as an inventor but was also a scientist, a businessperson, a publisher, an author, a diplomat—and a Founding Father.

At Entefy, we are inspired by these extraordinary examples of curiosity, drive, and wonder. We believe that Entefy’s inventions will mark an inflection point in the history of communication technology, a point in time when many strands come together. When innovation leads to meaningful improvement in people’s lives.

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What is it like to work at Entefy?

Have you ever met a young person with a wise soul? That's Entefy. Around our offices there is a blend of energy, smarts, and kinship that's simply magnetic. The excitement in the air comes from a shared sense of being present at the birth of something new and consequential.

The mantra "better is better" guides our work, leaving little room for egos, politics, or anything else that can get in the way of progress. Like a tight-knit family, we work together, eat together, joke together. There is an uncommon degree of friendship and shared purpose.

Whether you're someone who has amassed decades of professional experience or is just starting out, you're unlikely to find another place that parallels Entefy. The team is remarkable, the goal is electrifying, and the work is highly meaningful.

Why should I use Entefy?

There have been countless technology revolutions, from landline telephones to smartphones, from manual-drive cars to self-driving cars, from snail mail to email, from bulky CRT TVs to LED flat screens. Entefy's technology advancement is yet another giant leap forward.

Entefy lets you communicate with people, smart things, and services, easier, faster, smarter, and safer than previously imaginable. This is not an evolution or minor improvement. Entefy represents a step-change in people's lives. It is one of those changes where you will wonder how you got along without it.

If you care about personal efficiency, personal effectiveness, and personal privacy, you will want to use Entefy.

What industries will benefit from Entefy's offerings?

Digital interaction is at the core of our platform, so every industry can benefit from Entefy's universal communicator. That said, there are certain attributes that make Entefy especially valuable to particular industries. For example, industries dependent on high levels of communication, industries that collect and transmit large volumes of confidential data, industries where workers have a higher-than-average use of multiple applications, industries with high volumes of information sharing in complex environments, industries where employees are highly mobile, industries that are characterized by high levels of regulation – all of these are likely to especially benefit from Entefy.

For a more detailed list, see our Work Better page.

Just what does Entefy do?

Entefy puts you at the center of your digital world by letting you access and manage people, smart things, and services in your life from a single application on all of your favorite devices. No more fooling around with multiple platforms, services, and protocols just to find when or where you promised to meet someone. No more hopping in and out of multiple apps to take care of mundane tasks. No more keeping track of dozens of passwords. No more searches that come up empty when you know the file is there (somewhere). And no more worries about the security of your personal data.

In addition to all of this, Entefy's universal communicator puts the power of advanced AI in your hands. It works by unifying communications, search, smart things, contacts, and files, and seamlessly blends voice, pictures, audio, and text—all with perfect syncing across smartphone, tablet, laptop, and smart watch.

However it is that you connect with your friends and colleagues, Entefy is your single platform for making your personal technology ecosystem simpler and easier. You've never seen anything like it.

Is there any way to try out the universal communicator?

Thank you for your interest. We plan to host an early access beta test, but no date has yet been set. The best way to get your hands on Entefy is to sign up for early access. There is already quite a bit of interest in our universal communicator—in one study, 95.6% of the people surveyed indicated their interest in using our solution.

With an intelligent communication platform this expansive and intricate, our team recognizes the value of rigorous, relentless development and testing. We are working hard to chisel everything to perfection and get it into your hands as soon as possible.

Why is the Entefy team so global?

We are solving technological problems that have stymied some of the smartest and deepest pocketed companies. The composition of our team is one reason why we are succeeding where others have not.

Entefy is pursuing sky-high goals, so we need stratospheric talent. We are completely dedicated to finding the right people. Not good-enough people. Not close-enough people. But rather, the right people to solve perhaps one of the most pervasive challenge in technology—the AI-powered communication platform for everyone and everything. Achieving these goals requires people with a formidable combination of skills, experiences, knowledge, values, and behaviors. We won't compromise.

There are not a lot of people that meet our standards. So we cast a wide net to find the right people. We did not set out to make the Entefy team so international, it just so happens that the best of the best come from all over.

How soon will the universal communicator be available?

We are still in development and have not announced an official release date. The best way to keep in touch with us and find out when we announce our private beta is to sign up for early access.

How will Entefy achieve what others have not?

The right team, building the right technology, pursing the right opportunity.

Entefy operates at the intersection of communication, Internet of Things, cyber privacy, and artificial intelligence. We are creating ground-breaking technology, have a unique approach to market, and have assembled the right team to bring it all together.

Our team is highly nimble with an incredibly diverse set of skills. Internally, we refer to the Entefyers as a chili pepper team—small yet potent. Cumulatively, we have 460 years of combined business and technology experience, expertise that prepares us for a wide range of problem solving.

At the core of our universal communicator is a smart platform that leverages advanced computer vision and natural language processing to enable a highly intuitive user experience. We have filed 31 patents so far—in key areas of communication, artificial intelligence, security, search, and big data—and we're just getting started.

As a young company, we have no historical burden that limits how we do things, no existing technology architectures that require expensive modification, no cultural norms created by earlier business circumstances, no legacy business model that threatens a better, new business model.

Entefy can pursue the best solutions independent from the systems and architectures of the past.

How is Entefy inventing the future?

Human interaction is about as fundamental as it gets. In fact, our ability to communicate is a large part of what defines humans and humanity. New technologies like smartphones and message apps have shown us the potential for new forms of communication, but their implementation has in large part done more to complicate people's lives than improve them.

Entefy is creating the communication technologies that will bring us into a new era. We are rewriting the code of digital interaction to seamlessly connect people with everyone and everything in their lives. By building our universal communicator from the ground up and with a completely fresh vision, we are creating something so new and so universal, that the future will be changed for the better. Dramatically so.

How do you know what users want?

The idea for Entefy's universal communicator grew out of conversations between our sibling co-founders Alston and Brienne. They observed how their friends and the people around them were using technology, or rather, letting technology use them. From these observations grew a vision of universal impact, a path for improving the lives of nearly everyone.

That vision has guided our actions since then. Communication is about people, so we work closely with future users to ensure we are designing a product that makes a difference. We test our assumptions again and again—we survey, we interact with users, we run trials with advisors and investors. For example, we recently conducted a confidential survey among 1,500 U.S. professionals regarding their communication and digital interaction requirements. We were pleased to discover that 95.6% of these users were interested or very interested in using an offering that included the attributes of Entefy.

Can Entefy keep my data secure?

Entefy considers privacy and security to be central to the user experience. It is unavoidably the case that the more information Entefy has about the user, the more useful Entefy is to the user. It is also the case that different users have different preferences and therefore make different trade-off choices between convenience and security. Recognizing this, Entefy has designed the universal communicator so that you, the user, can make the decisions about what level of security and data access is most appropriate. And you can make these decisions dynamically to apply the correct level privacy and security to the particular situation.

It is important to note that we have architected our system in such a fashion that Entefy maintains very little customer data. Between enabling customer choice and designing the system with security in mind from the ground up, we are able to deliver remarkable services with unprecedented security and privacy.

Why doesn't Entefy sell ads?

Our vision for universal communication has no room for advertising. We believe that, when it comes to people's conversations, advertising only serves as a distraction and, frankly, a disservice to users. Our people-centric approach keeps us focused on you, the user, not advertisers who would like to gain access to your information in order to sell you more of what you don't need.

I only use my smartphone and my computer, no other devices. Does it make sense to use Entefy?

Even if you use only a single device, Entefy delivers increased efficiency and effectiveness to your life. It is not just about the number of devices you use but also the number of apps and services. The more intricate and complex your digital universe, the more you will benefit from our universal communicator.

Given that you are a small company with many people from different backgrounds, how do you order food for everyone?

Lunches are an important part of the day at Entefy. The entire team pauses their work to assemble and engage in that oldest of traditions, breaking bread. Our conversations are both serious and bantering, discussing anything that comes to mind. With techies, business guys, and creatives at the table, no topic is off limits.

When it comes to food, the team ranges from carnivores to pescetarians and vegetarians to vegans. We have people who need to eat gluten-free or have other allergies. And we can't forget the juicers and the raw food lovers. As you can imagine, meals at Entefy are quite the experience. We wouldn't have it any other way.

Is the universal communicator primarily for professionals or will it be useful to anyone?

Entefy's universal communicator is for anyone who communicates digitally. The more communication and digital interaction in your life, the more value Entefy brings. Even for a single person, with a single device, using just a few applications and services, Entefy delivers big value in terms of simplicity, speed, and security.

What kind of impact will Entefy have?

Every time there is a technology-enabled disruption (the printing press, the microprocessor, the graphical user interface, the Internet) there are certain predictable consequences. More information is made accessible, communication between and among people is increased, productivity and GDP is expanded, entrenched interests are disrupted, societal concerns about stress rise.

We will likely see something similar with Entefy. Historically, there is an initial phase of resistance to technological disruption. But in the next phase, the potential for increased productivity translates to more choices, more opportunities, more freedom. Entefy will help people live better by removing the prevalent chaos and fragmentation that now exists in the digital world.

Can I be involved in beta testing?

Yes. We encourage you to sign up for early access here.

Is Entefy hiring?

Yes. We are growing fast and need all the exceptional talent we can find. Check out our Careers section for available opportunities at Entefy.

Where are you located?

We have teams located internationally, with our headquarters in Palo Alto, the heart of Silicon Valley.

How much money have you raised?

Entefy has raised $17.7 million in venture funding to date.

How many team members are there?

Our team has 30 talented professionals and is growing rapidly. Meet the Entefyers.

How old is Entefy?

Entefy was founded in 2012 by sibling co-founders, Alston and Brienne. It all started on a napkin.

What does the name Entefy signify?

Entefy derives from "entify," which means "bring to life" and that, quite simply, is what we are trying to do. Bring to life a future where people are more important than protocols, where people are placed at the center of their digital universe, and where people are able to communicate securely and seamlessly with everyone and everything in their lives.

IMPACT

Impact first. Everything else will follow.

Select a meaningful problem. Recruit an exceptional team. Focus on real solutions. Change people's lives.

Impact is a foundational concept at Entefy. We believe that if we are going to spend time solving a problem, we should make it the biggest, hardest problem we can find.

Impact grows from the people on our team. Entefy Co-founder Brienne, who leads our Talent Force, described recruiting in terms of assembling a "chili pepper" team: small yet potent. Professionals with a 360-degree holistic viewpoint. The type of people who make a 10x impact.

How do we know we've made an impact? By our firsts, bests and mosts—yardsticks that measure success.

INVESTORS

Fuel and inspiration

In the Entefy family, our investors are the supportive aunts and uncles who provide the fuel and inspiration for us to do our best work.

Entefy has attracted accomplished technologists and executives such as Wim Roelandts, Chairman of Applied Materials, Duncan Niederauer, former CEO of NYSE Euronext, Peter Detkin, Co-founder of Intellectual Ventures, Ed Oates, Co-founder of Oracle, and Keith Taylor, CFO of Equinix.

BOARD & ADVISORS

Wisdom and experience

The confidence of youth can be a compelling force in creating the future. The wisdom of years of experience can forestall many missteps. We believe Entefy has forged a compelling balance of the two poles. Our Board and circle of advisors bring a breadth and depth of experience that informs our disciplined approach to the market.

ADVISORS

Chili pepper team:
small yet potent

Entefyers are inventors, engineers, and business leaders working to create a beautiful product that makes the complex simple and transforms chaos into harmony. Our passion is people, our roots are in technology, and our mission is helping them work better together.

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ENTEFYERS

Talent that runs deep

Entefyers consist 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.

Geographically, we come from all over. People who were born or have lived throughout the United States, as well as Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Japan, Netherlands, Sweden, UK, Venezuela, and elsewhere. Most Entefyers are bi- or multi-lingual. We’ve travelled the globe, done business in dozens of countries and know something of the world, its cultures, and how things are seen and done differently in other places. We are diversity personified.

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ENTEFYERS

Talent that runs deep

Entefyers consist 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.

Geographically, we come from all over. People who were born or have lived throughout the United States, as well as Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Japan, Netherlands, Sweden, UK, Venezuela, and elsewhere. Most Entefyers are bi- or multi-lingual. We’ve travelled the globe, done business in dozens of countries and know something of the world, its cultures, and how things are seen and done differently in other places. We are diversity personified.

We have people as young as seventeen and as old as seventy-eight. Cumulatively, we have centuries of experience, overwhelmingly in the high-technology sector but with a good dose of some dozen other industries as well, including consumer products, education, energy, manufacturing, retail, and utilities.

Our executive team has deep experience in all major aspects of a corporation including finance, operations, technology, sales, and product development. Our senior leadership also has the experience of holding 26 Board of Director positions.

Educationally, our people come primarily from a STEM background. We do have a scattering of economics, arts, political sciences, design, and other degrees. In addition, we have among us multiple MBAs and PhDs. We have intellectual horsepower and variety. This strength is reflected in the fact that our small team has produced hundreds of commercial apps, products, and other market solutions, not to mention more than 100 articles, books, and other publications.

In all my 20+ years working on cutting-edge AI technologies, I've never come across a better opportunity to advance the state-of-the-art, than Entefy.

Kostas Rapantzikos Product Force Sr. AI Scientist

Accomplished

We look for people who are 360-degree thinkers, accomplished individuals accustomed to working in close teams to produce excellence by contributing impactful ideas and constructive refinement.

The Entefy team has an incredible range of backgrounds and perspectives. We have individuals with deep experience in everything from filmmaking to chip design. From language parsing to computer vision. Even race car driving.

None of this is surprising. When you hire accomplished, multifaceted individuals, it is amazing to discover what else they have done.

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"Better is Better"

The Sapir-Whorf hypothesis holds that the words we use reflect who we are and the way we view the world. We think that the best way to paint a picture of Entefy’s culture is to share our mantras:

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The best of the best come from all over

Entefy embodies the best in diversity. Not only because team members were born or have lived in 16 countries on 6 continents, and range in age from 17 to 78. Nor that we have worked, collectively, in 53 different countries and speak 14 different languages. Details like this create something deeper.

Our backgrounds make us open-minded and respectful of each other and our varied accomplishments. We value the different perspectives that come from diverse knowledge and experience. We share a capacity to embrace individuality even as we challenge one another to do our best work.

We have different backgrounds but share a common goal—to create a future enriched by universal digital interaction.

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Technology

One giant leap for… you

Entefy is building incredible technology that does something remarkable: it makes you the center of your digital life.

We dreamed up a universal communicator then took communications, security, privacy, reliability, and design in entirely new directions—putting all of the people, services, and smart things in your life inside a single, beautifully designed application that works on all your favorite devices.

It's technology you haven't seen before. It's generations ahead. And we're only getting started.

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UNIVERSAL
COMMUNICATOR

You at the center of your digital world

Entefy has built the first-ever universal communicator that puts the world of people, services, and smart things inside a single application that runs on all your favorite devices.

We created it, so we get to define it. A universal communicator is not just another point solution for communication, but an entire ecosystem of utility. An all-in-one platform that solves app-overload, inbox-overload, notification-overload, account-overload—even the "I-can't-find-it-because-I-don't-know-where-it-is-and-search-isn't-helping-me" problem.

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UNIVERSAL COMMUNICATOR

You at the center of your digital world

Entefy has built the first-ever universal communicator that puts the world of people, services, and smart things inside a single application that runs on all your favorite devices.

We created it, so we get to define it. A universal communicator is not just another point solution for communication, but an entire ecosystem of utility. An all-in-one platform that solves app-overload, inbox-overload, notification-overload, account-overload—even the "I-can't-find-it-because-I-don't-know-where-it-is-and-search-isn't-helping-me" problem.

Entefy leverages proprietary algorithms and intellectual property—including 31 filed patents in computer vision, natural language processing, security, search, and big data—and a lightning-fast interface to help you better manage digital complexity and chaos.

INNOVATION

Adding to the dictionary one invention at a time

Sure, we've filed 31 patents covering pioneering advancements in machine learning, computer vision, search, and data security. That's not to mention the growing number of trade secrets we've created along the way.

But talking about intellectual property doesn't give you much insight into how our technology can make a difference in your life. Entefy is not innovation for innovation's sake, but courageous innovation that changes the digital world for the better.

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INNOVATION

Adding to the dictionary one invention at a time

Sure, we've filed 31 patents covering pioneering advancements in machine learning, computer vision, search, and data security. That's not to mention the growing number of trade secrets we've created along the way. But talking about intellectual property doesn't give you much insight into how our technology can make a difference in your life. Entefy is not innovation for innovation's sake, but courageous innovation that changes the digital world for the better.

We had to come up with new terms for all the things Entefy lets you do that no other technology allowed before, such as:

Securefy. Data security and privacy controls aren't features, they are built into Entefy's DNA. Securefy lets you trust that your personal data is yours and yours alone, and gives you privacy controls that adapt to the context of every message you send.

File Intuitor. We thought that finding where you put that document you needed was far too time-consuming, so we invented File Intuitor as a way to locate information faster and more reliably than ever before.

Picosync. Have you ever closed your laptop before an application could finish uploading data? Now imagine syncing everything in your life across every device so fast that it's practically instantaneous. That's Picosync.

We're making the dictionary thicker one innovation at a time.

AUTHENTIC INTELLIGENCE

You-centric intelligence

Transforming artificial intelligence into authentic intelligence.

The "artificial" in artificial intelligence was needed long ago when a smart machine was a thing to fear. Even this frequently used definition of AI sounds a little frightening: "a flexible rational computer agent that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chance of success at an arbitrary goal."

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AUTHENTIC INTELLIGENCE

You-centric intelligence

Transforming artificial intelligence into authentic intelligence.

The "artificial" in artificial intelligence was needed long ago when a smart machine was a thing to fear. Even this frequently used definition of AI sounds a little frightening: "a flexible rational computer agent that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chance of success at an arbitrary goal."

With advances in computer vision and natural language processing, engineers are able to train machines to respond to ever-more-subtle nuances and trends. Which has great potential for making real impact in people's lives—except that most of these advances are used for little more than predicting another advertisement to put in your face.

Entefy is doing something vastly different. We are redefining AI at the personal scale—we call it Authentic Intelligence. Authentic Intelligence is about you, your world, and the flow of your daily life.

Here's what we mean. Most apps claiming to use AI merely collect and analyze data about you just to sell you more stuff. Authentic Intelligence collects and analyzes data in new ways designed to help you do more and live better.

Imagine having the power of a super smart friend at your command on any device, anywhere, and at any time.

NEW IOT:
THE INTELLIGENCE OF
THINGS

NEW IOT:
THE INTELLIGENCE OF
THINGS

Making smart devices smarter

At Entefy, Artificial Intelligence + Internet of Things = Intelligence of Things.

Over the past few years, people generated more information than was accumulated during the entirety of human history. And with 200,000,000,000 smart machines projected to be collecting and analyzing data by 2020—more digital bits than there are stars in the universe, and representing $14.4 trillion in economic impact—this is something far greater than your average technology trend.

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NEW IOT: THE INTELLIGENCE OF THINGS

Making smart devices smarter

At Entefy, Artificial Intelligence + Internet of Things = Intelligence of Things.

Over the past few years, people generated more information than was accumulated during the entirety of human history. And with 200,000,000,000 smart machines projected to be collecting and analyzing data by 2020—more digital bits than there are stars in the universe, and representing $14.4 trillion in economic impact—this is something far greater than your average technology trend.

Yet humans are already approaching information saturation—we cannot continue to process more and more information indefinitely. Spam and email overload are already bad enough. What happens when all the things in our lives start sending updates?

Entefy has anticipated the time when toasters talk and toothbrushes check in. Not only does our platform give you powerful ways to communicate with the people in your life, it also helps you control smart devices like never before—a single universal communicator for everyone and everything, available on all your favorite devices.

Entefy makes dumb devices smart and smart devices smarter. That's the Intelligence of Things.

SECURITY

Say goodbye to cyber insecurity

Right now, 91% of adults in America believe they have lost control over their personal information.

As consumers, we're asked to accept the fact that most popular digital services provide the app for free in exchange for collecting data on everything we do throughout the day. But time and again, these same services expose us to data breaches and security vulnerabilities.

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SECURITY

Say goodbye to cyber insecurity

Right now, 91% of adults in America believe they have lost control over their personal information.

As consumers, we're asked to accept the fact that most popular digital services provide the app for free in exchange for collecting data on everything we do throughout the day. But time and again, these same services expose us to data breaches and security vulnerabilities.

What's coming next is pretty exciting. Entefy is raising the privacy and security bar as high as it goes, giving you protection so effective that no error or downtime on our part can lead to the exposure of your valuable data.

Look for innovations you've never seen before like zero-*********-servers, single sign-on access, and adaptive privacy controls. An entirely new generation of digital technologies that safeguard your security and give you full control over your privacy.

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PRIVACY

Say hello to privacy

Entefy is committed to safeguarding your privacy and earning your trust. To ensure accountability and transparency, we follow one simple principle: Your data belongs to you.

We often think of privacy as a digital issue, but the history of the right to privacy is much older. The notion of protecting information privacy as a social construct dates back to the English Parliament in 1763. In a controversial debate over the protection of privacy in the home of a private citizen, Lord Camden struck down a request for a warrant to enter the home and seize the individual's papers. He declared, "We can safely say there is no law in this country to justify the defendants in what they have done; if there was, it would destroy all the comforts of society, for papers are often the dearest property any man may have."

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PRIVACY

Say hello to privacy

Entefy is committed to safeguarding your privacy and earning your trust. To ensure accountability and transparency, we follow one simple principle: Your data belongs to you.

We often think of privacy as a digital issue, but the history of the right to privacy is much older. The notion of protecting information privacy as a social construct dates back to the English Parliament in 1763. In a controversial debate over the protection of privacy in the home of a private citizen, Lord Camden struck down a request for a warrant to enter the home and seize the individual's papers. He declared, "We can safely say there is no law in this country to justify the defendants in what they have done; if there was, it would destroy all the comforts of society, for papers are often the dearest property any man may have."

Taking up the debate in the House of Commons, William Pitt held that a man's home is his castle and his freedom of thought and expression inside his home is sacrosanct. "The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces of the Crown," argued Pitt. "It may be frail, its roof may shake; the wind may blow through it; the storms may enter, the rain may enter, but the King of England cannot enter; all his forces dare not cross the threshold of the ruined tenement." These principles would later inspire the structure of the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

With the widespread use of social media, cloud computing, online advertising, Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and location-based services that can track our whereabouts to within feet of our actual location, privacy-related laws are more important than ever, and companies handling private data must commit to protect their customers and to safeguard the data they collect. Entefy takes this commitment seriously.

To us, these tenets are critical to individual security and even the foundation of a democratic society. Working with you in mind, we hope to help shape the road ahead.

INFRASTRUCTURE

The new model for reliability

Entefy is more reliable than a light switch.

We believe that for our users to trust us, they have to trust our infrastructure. That means that Entefy has to be available 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

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INFRASTRUCTURE

The new model for reliability

Entefy is more reliable than a light switch.

We believe that for our users to trust us, they have to trust our infrastructure. That means that Entefy has to be available 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

We are committed to providing you with 99.999% uptime—"five nines" for short—or no more than 25.9 seconds of downtime per month.

To put that in perspective, California's largest electric utility was down for 551 seconds per customer per month in 2015. We chose a standard that is 21 times more stringent.

Why? Because you trust us to protect all the connections in your life. Which makes reliability not just a goal, but a commitment. We'll take care of the complexity it takes to make it happen.

Why Entefy

It's Life Compatible

Entefy makes it easy to manage your interconnected world, whether you’re powered on or winding down.

On average, people spend 3 hours a day just to send or receive messages. And that doesn’t even include all of our other digital interactions throughout the day. We are constantly switching from app to app just to stay in touch—taking time away from actually getting things done.

Entefy is introducing the only technology that puts you at the center of your digital universe. It gives you unprecedented access to the people, services, and smart things in your life and lets you find simplicity in your interconnected, digitally-engaged life.

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LIVE BETTER

Giving you that 25th hour in the day

It isn’t always easy to set aside work when it’s time to play. Entefy helps you do just that. Because all of the features that make Entefy effective at work are just as effective after hours.

Entefy uses artificial intelligence and other first-ever technologies to create an adaptable, responsive, and custom-to-you portal for your interconnected world of devices, applications, apps, and services.

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LIVE BETTER

Giving you that 25th hour in the day

It isn’t always easy to set aside work when it’s time to play. Entefy helps you do just that. Because all of the features that make Entefy effective at work are just as effective after hours.

Entefy uses artificial intelligence and other first-ever technologies to create an adaptable, responsive, and custom-to-you portal for your interconnected world of devices, applications, apps, and services.

Your weekend reengineered

Free time is more free with Entefy.
Don’t like spending your free time doing chores? Entefy can’t clean your kitchen (at least, not yet), but it can schedule your favorite cleaner. Not a big shopper? Use Entefy’s intelligent agent to build a shopping list then place the order when you’re ready.

Can’t find the time for a trip to the gym? Entefy gives you back all that time you spend managing apps, freeing up a little time here and a lot of time there—before you know it, you’ll have time for the gym and a leisurely espresso afterwards. You won’t realize what a technology burden you have been carrying until you let it go. Welcome to a better world. A world of living well.

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WORK BETTER

Stay two steps ahead

Wake up, check email, compose email, read texts, send texts, check social, scan feeds, like a post, write a post, open photos, share a selfie, message a contact, check more feeds.

And that’s all before you leave for work—at work, things get far more fast-paced and hectic. When we switch from app to app and device to device during the day, we create digital overhead that would be better spent getting work done.

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WORK BETTER

Stay two steps ahead

Wake up, check email, compose email, read texts, send texts, check social, scan feeds, like a post, write a post, open photos, share a selfie, message a contact, check more feeds. And that’s all before you leave for work—at work, things get far more fast-paced and hectic. When we switch from app to app and device to device during the day, we create digital overhead that would be better spent getting work done.

Find your focus

Entefy puts all of your connections and communications into a single, intuitive interface so you can do more in one place. No switching, no loss of focus. Add in an intuitive AI that learns your habits and preferences, and you have a powerful tool for getting more done in record time.

Looking for that competitive edge to make you more productive? Entefy delivers everything you need to manage your hyper-connected world and stay two steps ahead of the curve. Busy won’t feel quite so busy anymore.

Want to make waves?

Professionals looking to transform their industry need technology this transformative. With seamless connection to the people, things, and services in your work life, you’ll find unique uses for Entefy whatever your industry focus:

Aerospace & Defense
Agriculture
Automotive
Banking
Communications
Consumer Goods & Services
Education
Energy, Utilities, & Mining
Financial & Insurance
Food
Government
Healthcare
Hospitality & Travel
Information Technology
Law
Manufacturing
Media & Entertainment
Nonprofit
Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences
Retail
Transportation & Logistics

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Careers

Pioneers wanted

Every day at Entefy is challenging, rewarding, fun. We are looking for talented people who want to make an impact working on transformative technologies. Our team is growing fast, but when you're building something game-changing every talented mind makes a big impact.

ETHOS

We believe...

Entefy is about people, not protocols.

Technology exists to simplify lives, not complicate them. Leadership is defined by "firsts," "mosts," and "bests." Success is measured by the degree of impact we make. Every day brings new opportunities for courageous innovation.

TRIFECTA

Three rights
make a better tomorrow

The right team, building the right technology, pursing the right opportunity.

First, let's define the opportunity. There have been tremendous advances in personal communication and data intelligence technologies. It has started a convergence in three key aspects of a person's digital life: the people they communicate with, the services they use, and the smart things they control. No single solution exists in the market that addresses these three areas, though there are many apps, services, and other products that offer point solutions. People want smarter, unifying solutions to help them keep pace with the growing demand for knowledge management and productivity.

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TRIFECTA

Three rights
make a better tomorrow

The right team, building the right technology, pursing the right opportunity.

First, let's define the opportunity. There have been tremendous advances in personal communication and data intelligence technologies. It has started a convergence in three key aspects of a person's digital life: the people they communicate with, the services they use, and the smart things they control. No single solution exists in the market that addresses these three areas, though there are many apps, services, and other products that offer point solutions. People want smarter, unifying solutions to help them keep pace with the growing demand for knowledge management and productivity.

Next, the technology. Because the world is still in a state of transition, nothing quite works how we want it to. It is a pervasive problem that affects virtually everyone, every day, and it can only be solved with prodigious creativity. This promise of
 universal interaction is what
 drives Entefy.

Now, the people—why would you want to work here? Rudd can tell you. Rudd Canaday is our Senior Software Architect, and also happens to be the computer science pioneer who co-invented Unix. He has spent more than half a century at the frontiers of technological innovation as a key contributor to numerous companies and initiatives. Here is what he said about his first working visit with the team:

"I just had a ball. It was so much fun working with these guys and the problem was really interesting and quite difficult and so when they actually offered me the job, I didn't even hesitate.

I want to be somewhere where I know that what I am doing is having a real impact on the whole place. When I was involved in designing the core of the system, that's what I really love doing, that was really exciting and really fun. And we achieved it. We have got a design now that is going to work. And we have done enough with it to know that it is going to work.

When we were working on Unix we weren't thinking of it as something that could change the world. Now I think we are a little more aware that what we are doing could have a huge impact. Pretty darn exciting. It really is."

ENVIRONMENT

Life is good

Our office glows with electrifying enthusiasm. Just try bottling this stuff. There is a background hum as people coordinate and problem-solve. Occasionally there are hoots of laughter from a joke or clever wordplay.

We are excited about what we are doing. The work is intense but so is the enthusiasm. You see, this team is indeed building the future.

Like an extended family, we share our meals. And during our meals we share our opinions, our ideas, our recommendations. Around here, life is good.

FORCES

May the four forces be with you

We're small, we're focused, we're moving fast.

Big companies need to be hierarchical because they have many specialized silos. It makes sense for them. Entefy is a different creature. We are just getting started—small and growing fast. Hierarchy and silos would only slow us down.

Our approach is to organize the company around what we need and nothing more. From that requirement, the Forces concept arose. Product Force brings the Entefy game-changing product to life, Growth Force connects with the customer, Talent Force ensures we have the right technical skills and cultural values within our team, and Business Force makes everything run smoothly.

It is an entirely new way to organize a company. And another example of Entefy innovation at work.

Team Members

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Make it happen

Convinced you have the Entefy moxie? Browse our open positions, then introduce yourself.

What qualities do we think it takes to change the future? Start by reading about Entefy's Core Values. Your accomplishments, capabilities, and education are the first part of the equation. The rest is cultural fit: we care about who you are just as much as what you have accomplished.

If you do not find openings listed that match your interests and experience, use the "Create Your Own" option to tell us about your perfect role at the awesomest company in Silicon Valley.

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CAREER BLOG

Work matters

We are proud of the team that we have assembled, diligently working to make a positive change in the world. Entefyers come from all over the world, and have worked in many different roles at many different companies. We share our insights on our Career blog.

Here are some of our favorite stories:

Code with us

Until we launch, we are being discreet about how much we share. But we are interested in working with like-minded partners developing technologies that give users a superior experience and help them live happily at the center of their digital ecosystems.

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Putting people at the heart of their digital universe

Entefy is rewriting the code of digital interaction to make it simple for people to experience abundantly interconnected lives.

We spend an average of three hours per day sending and receiving messages digitally across a variety of formats, applications, operating systems, and devices. Combine this with 4 million smart phone apps available for download, more than 100 trillion electronic messages sent and received annually, and as many as 200 billion smart machines projected by 2020, and we're suddenly faced with a hyper-connected world that's becoming more challenging to navigate day by day.

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ENTEFY

ABOUT

Entefy is rewriting the code of digital interaction to make it simple for people to experience abundantly interconnected lives.

We spend an average of three hours per day sending and receiving messages digitally across a variety of formats, applications, operating systems, and devices. Combine this with 4 million smart phone apps available for download, more than 100 trillion electronic messages sent and received annually, and as many as 200 billion smart machines projected by 2020, and we're suddenly faced with a hyper-connected world that's becoming more challenging to navigate day by day.

Entefy is introducing a universal communicator to rein in this growing chaos, putting you at the heart of your digital universe. The core technology is a smart platform that uses advanced Artificial Intelligence to help you seamlessly interact with everyone and everything in your life, all from a single application on your favorite devices.

Co-founders Alston Ghafourifar (pronounced Gaf-fooree-far) and sister, Brienne, first sketched out their dream on a coffee shop napkin and immediately began building their venture. Entefy has since raised $17.7 million as it gained momentum, forged relationships, and gathered an exceptional team. From distinguished board members and investors such as Wim Roelandts, Chairman of Applied Materials, Lily Sarafan, CEO of Home Care Assistance, Duncan Niederauer, the former CEO of NYSE Euronext, Peter Detkin, Founder of Intellectual Ventures, Jeff Risher, Chief IP Counsel at Tesla and former Head of Patent Licensing and Strategy at Apple, and Ed Oates, Co-founder of Oracle, to notable team members including Dr. Rudd Canaday, the co-inventor of Unix, Entefy is attracting top talent in business and technology.

Heart

Putting you at the heart of your digital universe – With so many social networks, channels, and apps, people are finding it increasingly difficult to manage relationships with their growing personal and professional networks. Entefy officials share how they are "rewriting the code of digital interaction."

Inbox chaos? The ultimate taming tool – Entefy leaders discuss how their technology will help people manage the chaos and complexity of their day-to-day lives, gain control, and achieve more.

The 10X factor: optimizing life and business – Today, we grapple with work-life balance on a daily basis, often taking our work home and our personal lives to work. Entefy leaders discuss how new technology will help us be more engaged, organized, and productive.

Assembling a brilliant team – Entefy is attracting top talent in business and technology. Company leaders discuss how startups can build a great team to bring a great idea to market.

Courageous innovation: big solutions for big problems – Successful entrepreneurs are able to look ahead, envision where we are going, and find solutions to problems we didn't even know we had. Entefy's co-founders share why young people are well equipped to change the world.

Connected

Suggested interview questions for Entefy company officials:

What is Entefy's technology and what will it do?

Your company, Entefy, is developing new technology that promises to "rewrite the code of digital interaction." What does that mean?

Why is being young an advantage when it comes to developing big solutions for big problems?

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What are "digital natives" and "digital immigrants," and how will Entefy help both?

What are "prosumers," and how are they shaping the drive for new technology?

How will this technology be especially useful to solo entrepreneurs?

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FOUNDERS

Interview Questions

What is Entefy's technology and what will it do?

People spend an average of three hours a day communicating on an average of 7.4 social/communication apps. How is this contributing to inconsistency, inefficiency, and challenges to privacy and security?

Your company, Entefy, is developing new technology that promises to "rewrite the code of digital interaction." What does that mean?

Who came up with the idea?

How will Entefy help people manage the chaos and complexity of their day-to-day lives and achieve more?

Today we grapple with work-life balance on a daily basis, often taking our work home and our personal lives to work. How will Entefy help?

How will Entefy change the world of digital interaction to revolve around people, and not technology trends?

What are "digital natives" and "digital immigrants," and how will Entefy help both?

What are "prosumers," and how are they shaping the drive for new technology?

How will this technology be especially useful to solo entrepreneurs?

How will colleges, universities, instructors, and teachers use Entefy?

Entefy has raised $17.7 million and attracted top talent in technology and business. What is the secret to this success?

"Courageous innovation" is part of Entefy's company culture. What does this mean?

Why is being young an advantage when it comes to developing big solutions for big problems?