Our mission is to help companies build great places to work. We know that companies are more successful when employees are happy and free from admin.
We’ve all experienced the pain of HR first hand and we believe it’s too hard right now. Most processes are manual and different processes or software usually don’t link together. This leads to small business owners spend an average of four days each month battling internal admin (FSB) and even then, most business owners don’t have access to basic tools that can help them manage their people and culture better.
We’re developing Air with two principles:
1. Simple and good design
We work hard to build a beautiful yet powerful product that everyone understands and feels comfortable using. Through creating a simple platform we know we can save businesses on Air significant amounts of time.
“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.”
“Customers will never love a company until the employees love it first.”
2. Hub & Spoke model
Air’s App Store allows businesses to extend the platform with additional features, each time without setting up yet another software system and each integrating seamlessly with every other app on Air. Because Air grows as you grow, the platform isn’t full of features you don’t use yourself.
Air is built by a team of 11 that has been working together for five years building tech startups. We’re a distributed team, which means that while we have a fixed office and are headquartered in the UK, large parts of our team are based all across the world. You can read about our thinking on the benefits of a distributed team here.
Meet the management team
Nick Holzherr, CEO
3x tech startup entrepreneur including Whisk.com, which he first pitched to Lord Sugar in the final of the BBC Apprentice 2012, subsequently raising $2m in funding for the business.
Leading publications including Newsweek, The Guardian, The Telegraph, BBC.co.uk, The Next Web have covered Nick and his work.
Viktor Taranenko, CTO
Leading software engineer with a background in driving startup products and technology. Varied technical knowledge in building distributed applications and applying AI and Machine Learning to scale company growth. Viktor spoke at the London Deep Learning Summit (2016) and contributes to a number of open source software projects.