MISSION

We believe in a generous internet. We want to live in a world where every person belongs to a trusted, supportive community, where people make a difference by asking for what they need and giving what they can. We reject fear, pessimism, and isolation. We value courage, collaboration, and kindness. 

STORY

 

The internet brought us together so we could make the internet a better place.

We serve cities, industries, farmersaffinity communities, membership organizations, and colleges and universities.

Switchboard was founded by Mara Zepeda and Sean Lerner. They met over Twitter in 2012 and built the first Switchboard for their alma mater, Reed College. They wanted to create an intuitive ad-free platform that prioritized building community. You can read the entire story here

PRESS

You can find all press and press releases here. We've also been featured in:

TEAM

Switchboard is made with love in Portland, Oregon

 

Mara zepeda

Mara Zepeda

Co-founder & CEO

@marazepeda

mara@switchboardhq.com

Sean lerner

Sean Lerner

Co-founder & CTO

@seanlerner

sean@switchboardhq.com

Tim

Tim Cooper

Customer Success

Kieran Hanrahan

Kieran Hanrahan

Marketing & Communications

Tara nelson

Tara Nelson

Developer

 Alumni:  Brent Bailey, Brett Beutell, Martha Janicki, Will Jones, Aria Joughin, Hannah Hay-Smith, Melissa Lewis, Lea Loo, Chris Lopez, Jennifer McCarthy, Rennie Meyers, Tanner Seward, Kevin Steigerwald, David Wilson

Jessica hische

Jessica Hische

Advisor
& Design Lead

@jessicahische

Samuel hulick

Samuel Hulick

Advisor & User Experience

@samuelhulick

Andy shaindlin

Andrew Shaindlin

Advisor for Higher Education

@alumnifutures

Noah pepper

Noah Pepper

Advisor

@noahmp

Andy baio

Andy Baio

Advisor

@waxpancake

ADVISORS

INVESTORS

 

You can read more about our thoughts on company culture and fundraising.

 

STAY IN TOUCH

Twitter  ·  Angel List  ·  Our blog  ·  Kind Words

CONTACT US

info@switchboardhq.com 

PHONE: 
503.482.9447

TERRESTRIAL & MAILING ADDRESS
(THE BEAUTIFUL WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL!)

1300 SE STARK STREET, SUITE #304

Portland, Oregon 97214

Thanks!

Kelli Anderson, Nate Angell, Jennifer Armbrust, Peat Bakke, Brad Berens, Kate Bingaman-Burt, Greg Borenstein, Will Bryant, Jinnina Chiles, Jerry Colonna & Team Reboot, Anil Dash, Lennon Day-Reynolds, Andrew DeVigal, Adam DuVander, Mat Ellis, Tina Roth Eisenberg, Dawn Foster, Kaori Freda, Dr. Karen Gilmore & Dr. Mitchell Charap, Renny Gleeson, Jason Glaspey, Kirsten Golden, William Henderson, Scott Heiferman, Matt Haughey, Ingrid Fetell, Sue & Greg Hadfield, Jacob Hinmon, Brian Hufft, John Jay, Nina Johnson, Jennifer Jordan, Jake Knapp, James Keller, Marshall King, Nancy King, Wendy Kotila, Marshall and Mikalina Kirkpatrick, Allison Krug, Matt Knox, Tina Snow Le, Albert Lee, Lena Lencek, Adam Lisagor, Laura LoForti, Patrick Maloney, Chris May, Debbie Millman, Isaac Oats, Mark Patel, Tsilli Pines, Alexis Peterka, Gemma Petrie, Portland Development Commission, Reed College, Darius Rejali, Jessica Rickson, Clay Shirky, Gina Trapani, Rick Turoczy, Tom Watson, Copious, Kimberly Davis