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Making the future of work less lonely and more effective

After two years of remote work in 2017, our founders were inspired by its flexibility but frustrated with the loneliness and communication friction. So in 2019, we made Pesto: a digital workplace, built in an authentically human way.

Doug Safreno
Doug Safreno
Co-founder, CEO
San Francisco, CA
Previously co-founded StacksWare (acq. in 2017). Stanford CS.
Vivek Nair
Vivek Nair
Co-founder, CTO
Brooklyn, NY
Previously co-founded StacksWare (acq. in 2017). Stanford CS. Part-time Stanford instructor.
Sean Callahan
Sean Callahan
Founding software engineer
Boulder, CO
Previously senior software engineer at Twitter. CS at CU Boulder.
Anna Kazannik
Anna Kazannik
Founding software engineer
Miami, FL
Previously in the fashion industry, then software via Hack Reactor. Bachelor's from Kyiv Polytechnic Institute.
Daniel Liem
Daniel Liem
Founding head of product
San Francisco, CA
Previously PM at Uber & Dropbox, VC at Obvious Ventures. Stanford CS.
Katherine Luo
Katherine Luo
Growth marketer
Orange, CA
Previously marketing at Skillz and co-founder at COBA. BS from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business.
Ryan Perez
Ryan Perez
Software engineer
Oakland, CA
Previously software engineer at Kanjoya (acq. by Ultimate Software). Stanford CS.
Grant Cha
Grant Cha
Art & Design
San Francisco, CA
Previously at San Francisco Art Institute.
Venus Vavadiya
Venus Vavadiya
Software engineer
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Previously built an NFT collection. CS at Georgian College.
Alberto Romero
Alberto Romero
Software engineer
Guadalajara, Mexico
Previously senior software engineer at Shiphero and heavy user and advocate of Pesto.
Andrew Sung
Andrew Sung
Software engineer
Los Angeles, CA
Previously senior software engineer & solutions analyst at Fulgent Genetics. EECS at UC Berkeley.

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Our perks
  • Fully remote team (within US)
  • $5k budget for your home remote work setup
  • Healthcare, dental, vision insurance
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Team "onsites" (eg Honolulu, Boulder)
  • Know someone? Refer them and get $10k