Amir Salihefendić is the Founder and CEO at Doist, a pioneer of remote work that specializes in productivity software. He is the creator of Todoist, an award-winning task management app, and Twist, the first communication app designed for async workflows. Collectively, Doist supports 40 million people globally to stay organized and productive. Amir is an expert on remote work and a vocal advocate for asynchronous communication to stay focused and productive. He believes everyone should be empowered to tackle the challenges they're passionate about, and then unplug at the end of the day with the reassuring peace-of-mind their work and team is accounted for.
Originally from Bosnia, Amir grew up in Denmark and studied computer science at Aarhus Univeristet in Denmark. Prior to Doist, he was part of the founding team of Plurk, a Twitter precursor used by millions of people that continues to be one of the most popular social networking sites in Asia. He created Todoist in 2007 while still a university student with two programming jobs on the side. At the time, it was one of the very first digital task managers available.
Over the past 16 years, Amir has grown Doist from two people in two countries to 100 full-time employees residing in 35 countries — all working remotely. He has never taken any VC funding and has grown Doist independently to $40+ million in annual recurring revenue and tens of millions of users worldwide.