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The future of collaboration

We created Shortcut to provide the most intuitive and enjoyable project management platform — from project planning to product creation. We're here to ensure software development teams can do their best work and have a nice time while they're at it.

2016Shortcut launched
5,000,000+Stories completed
20,000Active organizations
Our product philosophy

We break down barriers so teams can focus on what matters – working together to create products their customers love (or at least like).

  • Time well spent

    Your time matters. We’re here to add value to your day so you can spend your time where it counts – building software.

  • We take the chores out of your work

    Remove the fog. We don’t want to be another task to complete or a tool to decipher.

  • Quietly powerful

    We get out of your way and fight the friction in your workflow so you don’t have to.

  • Build together. Ship together.

    Software is better when you collaborate. From task completion to product launch, we celebrate team wins big and small.

Leadership Team

Meet the team leaders behind Shortcut.
Kurt Schrader
Co-Founder & CEO

Kurt Schrader is the Co-Founder & CEO of Shortcut. He drives the company’s vision of making work more enjoyable for software teams around the world. Prior to founding Shortcut, Kurt was the CTO at Intent Media and helped to build engineering teams at several Fortune 500 companies. Kurt holds a BSE from the University of Michigan and enjoys spending time watching movies with his wife and teaching his 3-year-old daughter how to ice skate.

Shannjit Singh
VP of Finance

Shannjit leads the Finance team at Shortcut. He connects Shortcut's growth strategy with the numbers. Prior to joining Shortcut, Shannjit was FP&A Director at Sailthru where he led efforts around financial forecasting and sales operations. Before that he consulted with tech startups, raised capital for innovative NGOs, and began his career as an investment banker with JPMorgan covering tech. Shannjit holds a BA in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. He enjoys photography, global travel, and yoga.

Rudan Zhang
VP of Marketing

Rudan leads the Marketing team at Shortcut. She has spent the last decade working in strategic partnership and marketing roles in the NYC tech startup world. Before Shortcut, she was the Head of Marketing at Kinnek, a B2B marketplace that helps small businesses move their purchasing processes online. Rudan holds an MBA from the University of Oxford.

Arman Javaherian
Chief Product Officer

Arman is a product leader with a passion for design, user research, and data. He drives Shortcut’s vision to facilitate healthier planning and collaboration so teams can focus on what matters – creating great software their customers love. Arman believes the best products come from teams that feel empowered to innovate and lead from the bottom up, not from the top down.

Emilio Javier
Head of People Operations

As the Head of People Operations, Emilio is responsible for people strategies, programs, and initiatives, including recruitment, employee experience, HR Compliance, and Shortcut’s DE&I efforts. Emilio started his career at Verizon and has held several strategic and global HR roles at Reckitt, Smart, and most recently Nuxeo, a tech company that was acquired in April 2021. Emilio holds a MA from Fairleigh Dickinson University and lives in NYC with his husband, Ed, and their Shiba Inu, Benji.

Board Members

Sarah Guo
Greylock Partners

Sarah Guo is a partner at Greylock, working with founders to productize disruptive ideas, get advantaged distribution, and build dominant businesses. She led Greylock’s investments in Cleo, Shortcut, Demisto (Acquired by Palo Alto Networks), Sqreen and Utmost , and is on the board of Cleo, Shortcut, Sqreen, Obsidian and Utmost. Prior to Greylock, Sarah was at Goldman Sachs, where she invested in growth-stage technology startups such as Dropbox, and advised pre-IPO technology companies such as Workday. She has four degrees from the Wharton School and the University of Pennsylvania. She is part of Linkedin’s Next Wave and the Forbes’ 30 Under 30.

Neeraj Agrawal
Battery Ventures

Neeraj Agrawal is a general partner at Battery Ventures in Boston. He joined the firm in 2000 and invests in SaaS and Internet companies at all stages of growth. He was a founding investor in BladeLogic and has backed many other companies that have gone on to stage IPOs, including Bazaarvoice, Coupa, Guidewire Software, Marketo, Nutanix, Omniture, RealPage and Wayfair. Neeraj has been named for the Forbes Midas List of top venture investors for the last nine years; he holds a BS in computer science from Cornell and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Forbes
In it for the long haul

We’re backed by some of the best investors in the world.

Brooklyn Bridge Ventures
Resolute Ventures
Box Group
Battery
FE
Greylock Partners
Lerer Hippeau
Neu

Let’s build the future of software development