Amir Salihefendić is the CEO and founder of Doist — the software company behind Todoist, one of the world’s most popular productivity tools used by over 25 million people, and Twist, a team communication app that helps remote-friendly teams cultivate a more organized, transparent, and balanced workplace.
Originally from Bosnia, Amir grew up in Denmark and studied computer science at Aarhus Univeristet in Aarhus, Denmark. Prior to Doist, Amir 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.
Currently based in Barcelona, Spain with his Chilean wife, Amir’s mission is to create a future in which anyone can work hard and without distractions from anywhere in the world. He believes everyone should be empowered to tackle the challenges they are passionate about, and then unplug at the end of the day with the reassuring peace-of-mind their work and team is accounted for.