The ShuttleCloud Spotlight series focuses on highlighting email providers who are working to improve their user experience through innovation. For our second spotlight, we interviewed Jason Ginsberg, Co-Founder and CTO at Skiff.
1- What is Skiff’s mission as an email provider?
Skiff is designed to be privacy-first, completely end-to-end encrypted, and easy to use. While past privacy and security products have required a deep technical understanding, Skiff is designed to easily fill critical needs for communication and collaboration.
2- When and where was Skiff founded?
Skiff was founded April 1st, 2020. We started completely remote. We now have employees all over the world and an office in San Francisco.
3- When was the first email sent from Skiff?
Internally it was sent in December 2021. Publicly, it was sent May 1st 2022.
4- What is one unique thing about Skiff?
We’ve built our platform to be end-to-end encrypted (E2EE), so you never have to share your personal information, sensitive data, or private keys with Skiff. This works by moving a significant portion of functionality (e.g. search, collaborative editing, preview generation) to the client (i.e. browser). Users then use their (cryptographic) identity to encrypt all data before sending it to the server. At all times, only the user and their chosen collaborators can access the content of their data.
5- What's next for Skiff?
We're about to release a new product vertical (not yet announced) to our existing suite of Drive, Pages, and Mail. It will make it significantly easier to move to Skiff from traditional email providers. We're also introducing improvements to our recently released custom domains offering.
Be sure to follow Skiff to keep up with their innovations in the email and privacy space! And stay tuned for our next email spotlight series to discover more services who are innovating in the email world.