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Entefy is a Palo Alto startup that is rewriting the code of digital interaction. We’re introducing the first technology to give you seamless access to all of your conversations and connections, across any smart device. Our Universal Interaction Engine (UIE) provides a new, people-centric communication experience that puts you at the heart of your hyper-connected world.

The amount of information being created and shared is growing exponentially while our ability to manage that information remains flat. 100+ trillion messages are sent and received annually, more than 3.5 million smartphone applications clutter the app stores, and to address our burgeoning need for digital interaction, 200 billion smart machines are projected by the end of this decade. Every interaction, on every app, across every device presents valuable data that says something about you and the world around you.

Entefy was born to rein in the growing chaos in communication and other digital interactions. It works across all of your devices and gives you access to your digital universe whenever and wherever you need it.

Entefy is built for the Internet of Things but designed for the Internet of people.

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Entefy is introducing the first technology that leverages proprietary algorithms and popular channels of digital communication to create an entirely new, people-centric interaction experience. We believe that it will change the way people engage with one another and the world around them. Since our Universal Interaction Engine is still under development, we don't publicly share too much about our technology platform, but we can give you a few hints:


Multi-protocol, context-aware message & data delivery technology


Unparalleled data syncing across all your devices, faster than the blink of an eye


Meaningful insights at a user level that unleash a new paradigm in digital assistance


Threading conversations across multiple protocols


Adaptive Privacy Controls. Intelligent protection with unmatched convenience


Modern communications brought together in a single application on all your smart devices


Entefy’s team consists of inventors, engineers, and business leaders who are working to create a beautiful product that makes the complex simple and transforms chaos into harmony. Our roots are in technology, our passion is for people, and our mission is helping them work better together.
Armed with the curiosity of a social scientist and the precision of an engineer.
Alston Ghafourifar
CEO & Co-Founder
Culture builder, change agent, and world record holder.
Brienne Ghafourifar
Talent Force
Co-inventor of UNIX. ‘nuff said.
Rudd Canaday
Product Force
Sr. Software Architect
Global software & platforms executive. Responsible for stuff used by 100’s of millions of customers.
Amit Agarwal
Product Force
Delivery, Assurance, & Infrastructure
Defiance Asset Management and Morgan Stanley; think $600 million and $12 billion.
Steve Epstein
Business Force
Led critical components of development for several Intel Xeon processors.
Phil Greenberg
Product Force
Software Engineer
People & Technology — The Next Chapter
Banafsheh Akhlaghi
Growth Force
Community & Strategic Partnerships
Bringing vision to computers. Literally.
Kostas Rapantzikos
Product Force
Machine Learning & AI Engineer
Freemium. Most people see “free,” Frank sees “…$$$”
Frank Bailinson
Growth Force
User Acquisition & Monetization
Pro Pixel Producer
Daryoush Derakshandeh
Product Force
UI/UX Developer
Helping machines make better decisions, more often
Ali Shahed
Product Force
Machine Learning & AI Engineer
Full-stack “venture-ist” with more business experience than you can shake a stick at.
Mehdi Ghafourifar
Growth Force
Office maven responsible for not-so-random daily acts of kindness.
Arwen Casuga
Business Force
Office Manager
Thinking outside the rhombicosidodecahedron
Darya Gol
Growth Force
Creative Services
At the intersection of awesome JavaScript and user experience.
Nicolas Roger
Product Force
Software Engineer
Did someone order full stack engineering with a side of supercomputing?
Kimon Kontosis
Product Force
Software Engineer
Keeping eyes on the Prize: People, Progress, Prosperity
Charles Bayless
Growth Force
World Wide Web Wrangler
George Vasilakis
Product Force
Software Engineer
Neil builds it clean, lean, and mean—just ask the CPU design engineers at Intel.
Neil Achtman
Product Force
Software Engineer
From software to robots, this hackathon aficionado knows how to win.
Vincente Ciancio
Product Force
Software Engineer
Hackathon champ, app-fluent, creative style...Jason's got game.
Jason Scharff
Product Force
Software Engineering Intern

Directors & Advisors


Every day at Entefy is challenging, rewarding, and fun. Our team is growing fast, but when you’re building something transformative every talented mind and spirit makes a big impact.



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