Asana, the social workflow platform built to save time and aggravation, has secured $28 million in funding in a round led by Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund with participation from existing investors Benchmark Capital, Andreessen-Horowitz and Mitch Kapor. Thiel was previously an individual seed investor.
Co-founder Dustin Moskovitz (pictured, left), who previously co-founded Facebook and served as its first chief technology officer, said the funding will be used to add designers, engineers and members of the team. Asana’s other co-founder, Justin Rosenstein (pictured, right), was engineering technical lead at Facebook.
Asana captures all project-related email, documents and notes, then keeps them synced and notifies users when anyone else on the project makes a change or edit. The company says this reduces inefficiencies and confusion throughout the project’s entire cycle.
“We honestly can’t imagine better people to have on board as we enter Asana’s next phase of our mission, to make effortless the coordination of collective human action,” Moscowitz wrote on the company’s blog. “We share a worldview, we share a vision for the future of technology, and we share a commitment to solving the world’s most pressing challenges.”
Asana – http://asana.com
Asana blog – Asana, Peter Thiel, and Founders Fund
New York Times – Asana Raises Money to Save the World by Saving Time