We are Hiver. We are a bunch of folks with borderline devotional love for email, committed to the idea of making it noise-free and collaborative for teams.
Why email you may ask? Email is one of the most common ways to communicate at work, is far less distracting than its chat counterparts, and lets you respond at your own pace.
But it hasn’t evolved over the years to meet the changing collaboration needs of businesses. Teams have to rely on inefficient methods like Forwards and Ccs to share information, often leading to messy threads and missed emails. Not to mention the toll it takes on your productivity, ability to concentrate and all things zen.
We at Hiver are trying to solve this by giving email collaborative superpowers and, in the process, giving you back the most important currency there is - time.
At Hiver, we are engaged daily in creating two things. One of them is obvious - our product. The second one, which is not so obvious, is our workplace.
We share information freely (and generously use shared mailboxes). This not only helps foster a culture of trust and transparency but also promotes knowledge sharing.
We are at a stage where it’s very easy to get bogged down by the number of responsibilities at hand. While we keep working towards our goals, we remember to have fun along the way.
We display ownership in thought and action. At Hiver, we own our work like we own the company.
We pour our hearts into our work. We aspire to be the best at whatever we do. The most creative designers and writers, the most charismatic salespersons, and the best coders.
Mistakes are a byproduct of ownership and risks. When we are candid about our mistakes, it adds to our collective wisdom and there’s less likelihood of them getting repeated.
An alumnus of IIT Kharagpur, Niraj is the CEO and co-founder of Hiver. After completing his B. Tech in 2002, he went on to work with electronic design automation firm Mentor Graphics. He took his first entrepreneurial flight along with Nitesh when they started Mobicules, an app and web development firm.
Nitesh is the co-founder and CTO of Hiver. Prior to Hiver, Nitesh was the technical lead at Mobicules, designing mobile apps and overseeing development teams. A computer science graduate from IIT Kharagpur, he always realized the strengths of email and wanted to make it collaborative. With Niraj, he envisioned Email 2.0 which lead to the birth of Hiver.