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Descriptionthe world’s first priority engine


500 3rd Street
Suite 235
San Francisco, CA, 94107


Co-founder and CEO
Lead Product Designer


TOTAL $11.1M
Series A, 11/2011
Menlo Ventures
Series A, 7/2012
Seed, 10/2013
Debt, 10/2013
Menlo Ventures
Kapor Capital



Introducing: Handle, the world’s first priority engine.

Handle helps you keep priorities straight. Handle combines the best of behavioral and computer science to create a sticky app focused on improved outcomes. We want you to work better and play better, too.

Your day changes constantly. New obstacles threaten accomplishment. Supposedly urgent tasks materialize out of nowhere. Priorities change meeting-by-meeting, and minute-by-minute.

The Handle experience begins with a new approach to the familiar email inbox. Most people receive their work assignments via email. With Handle you prioritize emails first, and answer them later. By focusing on priorities, you naturally spend your time and attention on what matters most.

Handle also places your priorities on a daily working calendar, assigning tasks to time, in the proper order. Most of us only complete a small portion of our overall priority list because we run out of time. Handle is designed to help you concentrate on the priorities you want to accomplish today, in the time you have available.

Big picture, Handle helps you create a clear plan for doing great, timely work. Handle isn’t just an inbox, or a productivity tool. It’s a methodology based on science and substance, and a way of thinking about modern work that maps to how the world’s most effective people get things done.

Today’s your day. Handle it.

Handle is headquartered in San Francisco and run by a group of people dedicated to helping increase human productivity. Learn more and sign up at

Recent Milestones

  • Dollar
    Handle received $4.6M in Seed funding. (10/9/13)
    Posted 1/15/14 at 1:58am
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    Handle received $1.81M in Debt funding. (10/9/13)
    Posted 10/10/13 at 10:13pm via
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    Handle added Michael Burkett as Lead Product Designer. (7/30/13)
    Posted 3/19/14 at 10:34am
  • Dollar
    Handle received $2.5M in Series A funding. (7/10/12)
    Posted 8/6/13 at 8:45pm via
  • Dollar
    Handle received $4M in Series A funding. (11/1/11)
    Posted 4/9/13 at 9:14am
  • Check
    Handle added Shawn Carolan as Co-founder and CEO. (7/1/11)
    Posted 4/9/13 at 9:14am
  • Check
    Handle added Jonathan McCoy as Founder.
    Posted 10/24/13 at 10:16pm



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