LazyMeter is self-funded with a presence in San Francisco and Boston.
LazyMeter was born at a Startup Weekend in Seattle, WA. We had tried to follow Getting Things Done (GTD) and use the top task managers, but kept returning to pen and paper. Our research showed we weren’t alone: there are a billion post-it notes sold every year, and pen and paper consistently wins Lifehacker’s annual survey for best to-do manager. It became clear that people prefer paper for two reasons: it’s faster, and it feels great to cross things off. So we set out to build not just a new task manager – but a whole new methodology for productivity built around speed and satisfaction.
Aaron Franklin worked in Microsoft’s Online Services Division for five years, where he helped manage an online advertising business driving over $1 billion in annual revenue. He has an honors BA in psychology from the University of Chicago, where he also studied computer science. His passion for improving task management grew from his struggles balancing his work and personal lives at Microsoft.
Josh Runge was a program manager for the user experience of Microsoft’s highly-acclaimed Bing search engine. Prior to Microsoft, he studied Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, with a master’s thesis on image processing. He has a passion for elegant and innovative user experiences.
Zachary Clifford studied Electrical Engineering at MIT with a focus on digital systems design. He previously worked for a web startup and enjoyed the experience. He joined LazyMeter because of its potential to organize his life.