Astro Technology

Intelligent Communications for People & Teams

Founded 2015
16-50 employees
  • Enterprise Software
  • Headquarters address
    Palo Alto, CA, USA

    We’re Astro, a software startup currently operating in ‘quiet mode’ in Palo Alto, pursuing ambitious challenges in workplace messaging, collaboration, and AI. In March 2017 we announced having raised $10M from Redpoint Ventures, Harrison Metal, Aspect Ventures, and Upside Partnership.

    Our team has substantial expertise in workplace communications, with experience ranging from starting companies, to working at some of Silicon Valley’s most well-known large technology companies. Many of us have worked together on previous start-ups with multiple successful outcomes, such as acquisitions by LinkedIn, VMware, and Yahoo. Through this, we’ve built email & messaging products that have been used by 100s of millions of end users at tens of thousands of companies.

    We run lean (although we provide top-notch healthcare, and a couple other interesting benefits), to ensure we have plenty of runway to achieve our ambitions, and nearly every dollar we spend goes into (a) hiring & compensating great people, and (b) ensuring we have the software & hardware to be productive & satisfied in our work.

    Our sponsoring partner at Redpoint Ventures, Satish Dharmaraj is also a successful founder (having founded and sold an enterprise software company for $350M) an accomplished engineering leader, and passionately engaged in our vision.

    We’re an equal opportunity employer and invite applicants of diverse backgrounds and experiences.

    Tech stack

    Java 8, SQL, Swift, Android, AWS, Machine Learning, NLP and speech recognition tools


    Compensation and retirement

    401k plan

    Health and wellness

    Health insurance
    Dental insurance
    Vision insurance
    Life insurance
    Disability insurance

    Values and quality of life

    Catered lunches
    Astro Technology - Eclipse viewing in Palo Alto
    Astro Technology - Palo Alto office
    Astro Technology - Summer 2017 team outing