Telerivet creates easy-to-use mobile communication technology for organizations anywhere in the world.
Telerivet focuses on designing and deploying software optimized for developing countries, where previous mobile communication tools have proven inadequate.
Telerivet makes it easy and affordable for organizations to use SMS to communicate with anyone with a basic mobile phone – even those without internet access – and to build powerful two-way SMS services quickly and without technical expertise.
Our customers include international NGOs, tech start-ups, social enterprises, and local small businesses, who use Telerivet to communicate with their customers, employees, and beneficiaries via text messages in dozens of countries worldwide.
We are headquartered in beautiful San Francisco, California.
Joshua Stern, CEO
Joshua is a regular featured speaker and panelist on technology and entrepreneurship in Africa. He serves as an advisor to a number of organizations, including Tanzania's Commission for Science and Technology, and serves as a tech policy advisor to Senator Angus King.
Previously, Joshua co-founded the non-profit Envaya, which developed a software platform for grassroots NGOs in East Africa that is now the largest online network of community based organizations in the region. Joshua earlier served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Tanzania, where he worked on development of local ICT skills and infrastructure. Joshua was also a senior engineer at a technology startup acquired by Google.
Joshua has a B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University, and is fluent in Kiswahili.
Jesse Young, CTO
Leading the team building Telerivet's software, Jesse is a software developer with expertise in designing easy-to-use software tools for users in developing countries.
Previously, Jesse co-founded, designed, and developed the open-source Envaya technology platform, optimized for users in East Africa. Jesse earlier served as chief engineer of Apture.com, a multimedia web technology startup acquired by Google in 2011. He was profiled by Inc. Magazine as one of the "30 Under 30" top young entrepreneurs.
Jesse has a M.S. in Computer Science and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
Jake Wachman, Director of Operations
Jake oversees Telerivet's business operations, product, and communications. He joins Telerivet after eight years of growing companies in the renewable energy industry. Most recently, he managed solar design software for Sunrun, a San Francisco-based startup. Prior to Sunrun, Jake built sales operations and marketing programs for global solar panel manufacturers in China and the United States.
Jake holds a B.S. in Science, Technology and Society from Stanford University. At Stanford, Jake managed marketing and communications for the Stanford Center for Internet and Society and Professor Lawrence Lessig.