A new chapter in the Taskade journey — $5M Series Seed Investment from Grishin Robotics and Y Combinator. 🚀

By the time Dionis, Stan, and I started Taskade, we had been working together as a remote, distributed team for many years. 

We enjoyed the freedom and flexibility of working from anywhere, and the ability to hire and partner with great people without geographical restrictions. Despite our positive sentiments about working remotely, we were frustrated about having to hack together multiple tools in order to get things done. 

That is why we built Taskade, one simple tool that allows teams to manage projects, brainstorm, write product specs, and video chat together seamlessly, with everything syncing in real-time across all devices. There are tools you can hack together for remote work. Then, there are remote-native tools: tools like Taskade built by and designed for remote teams.

We spent this summer at Y Combinator in Mountain View, California to accelerate and grow Taskade. We learned from the best product minds, shipped many exciting updates, and brought the team closer together towards a common goal, to help distributed teams succeed. Special shoutout to our amazing partners Jared Friedman, Eric Migicovsky, Brad Flora, and Uri Lopatin and everyone else that have guided us at Y Combinator.

Along this journey, we met amazing founders, mentors, and Dmitry from Grishin Robotics. We soon discovered that Dmitry’s vision for the future of work aligned with ours.

Today, we are thrilled to share the next chapter in the Taskade journey: $5M in financing from Grishin Robotics and Y Combinator, with participation from new and existing investors. Dmitry Grishin, founder of Grishin Robotics, will join Taskade’s board of directors, bringing his experience in founding, building and scaling Mail.ru, one of the largest sites on the Internet. 

“Remote teams are becoming the new norm where startups are hiring engineers who are working from different time zones and geographies. The team at Taskade has built a fantastic product that is lighting fast with an intuitive UI. We believe Taskade is fundamentally changing remote team collaboration by providing one tool that teams need to get work done effectively. Taskade provides a real-time, device-agnostic and cross-platform experience to end-users. We are excited to be part of the journey with the Taskade team.” — Dmitry Grishin, Managing Partner, Grishin Robotics

Finally, a big thanks to our early investors and supporters including scout funds of Sequoia Capital, Index Ventures, Lee Linden, Aaron Iba, Hiten Shah, Immad Akhund, Alex Weston Lin, Boling Jiang, Steve Mescon, Martin Shen, Rafael Vivas, Damir Becirovic, Edward Lando, David Yaffe, Benjamin Mahdavi, Daniel Terry, Suleman Ali, Cory Levy, Stanley He, Scott Yu, Eric Anderson, and Mark Pincus, and to new investors Christopher Golda, Aneel Ranadive, Jude Gomila, Cindy Bi, and Bertrand Schmitt.

We now have over 2,000 active teams on our platform, from creative agencies, design studios, and startups to teams within Fortune 500 companies. The new funding will allow us to accelerate product development for our customers and build out our vision for the future of remote collaboration.

It all starts with the product… and listening to our community and customers. There are many exciting updates in the pipeline, and we can’t do it without your feedback and support, so please join us on this journey to help shape the future of remote work, and build the unified workspace for distributed teams!

Assign, Roadmap, iOS & Android

Taskade 2.8 is here and we have more exciting updates for you!

✍️ Assignment — Assign tasks and projects to team members.

📅 Date Range — Add a start date and time to your tasks.

🎯 Roadmap — Plan, manage, and visualize projects in a timeline.

New mobile update is live for iOS & Android. 🍎🤖

Calendar — View your upcoming tasks in a simple, unified overview.

🔎 Search — Find tasks, comments, and project across all workspaces.

⚡️ Performance — Improved speed and bug fixes.

Do you ❤️ Taskade? Got suggestions to make it even better? Let us know!

Enjoy, have fun, and get work done! 🙂

☝️ One More Thing — We are hiring! Work remotely.

Calendar, Org Chart, iOS & Android

Taskade 2.7 is here with another three exciting updates!

1) Calendar – Visualize your upcoming tasks in a simple, unified overview.

2) Org Chart View – Map out organizational structures easily and visually.

3) iOS & Android apps – Download our latest updates for iOS & Android.

● Assign projects to multiple team members
● Tag projects to organize and prioritize
● Templates are now easier to manage

Have fun and let us know what you think about the new features, improvements, and many bug fixes. Contact us any time.

One More Thing – You can now add blocks!

Tags and Templates

You can now create tags and templates for your workspaces!

  • Use tags to organize and prioritize your task lists.
  • Create templates to automate repetitive workflows.
  • Tags and templates are shared with all workspace members.

Tags

Add tags to organize and prioritize your task lists in each workspaces.

Taskade Tags
Taskade Tags
Click on Add Tag in the task list or workspace to select, create and delete tags.
Click a on a tag to search and filter it in the Workspace. You can also select multiple tags.

Templates

Create templates to automate tasks and workflows for you and your team.

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1. Select a Workspace and go to the Templates tab and press New Templates.
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2. Start typing to create the template. You are now in Edit Template mode.
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3. When you or your teammate create a New List, custom templates will now appear.
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You can also select from many existing templates when creating a new list on Taskade.


Transform your Task Lists ⚡️

You can now transform your task lists into multiple views and work the way you want. Taskade is one interface to organize and get things done.

Toggle the list options at the top right corner to give it a try! 🙂



List View (Default)

This is the default view for all new lists created on Taskade. Make a new list here: taskade.com/new

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Board View

This view lets you work horizontally like a kanban board. Visualize your workflow and tasks in this full width view.

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Action View

Work in table view and stay organized with your task due dates, and more.

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Tree Flow (Beta)

This view is in beta, and can be accessed under the three dots more menu.

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5 New Taskade productivity features 📝

Greetings from New York 👋

We listened to your feedback and made major improvements. Here are five new features to improve your productivity with Taskade.

  1. Uploads — Photos, docs, gifs or any other files.
  2. Video & Voice Conferencing — Collaborate like never before.
  3. Due Dates — Stay on track.
  4. Comments — Discuss anything, anywhere.
  5. Format Lists — Customize your list and workflow.

 

Uploads ⚡️
Attach important files anywhere. Photos, docs, gifs or any other files.

Video & Voice Conferencing 👋
Tap the video or call button to start. Work together on the same list.

Due Dates
Never lose track of what’s important again.

Comments 💭
Discussions on point and in context.

Format Lists ✏️
Checklists, headings, outlines, numbered lists, you can do it all.

 

Give it a try and let us know what you think!