Swiftly Press Kit


Company Overview

NAME
Swiftly

ABOUT
Swiftly makes data-driven software applications that improve urban mobility. For residents, the Swiftly mobile app finds the fastest and most affordable ways to get around town by analyzing real-time multi-modal information. For governments, Swiftly provides software tools that help cities and transit agencies improve operational efficiency, make smarter investments, and better engage riders. The company is based in San Francisco, CA, and more information can be found at goswift.ly and on Twitter @SwiftlyInc.

MEET TRANSITIME
Transitime is a next generation real-time transit prediction algorithm that leverages real-time and historical data inputs to better predict when transit vehicles will arrive. This algorithm powers the Swiftly mobile application and provides riders with more accurate transit arrival and departure times. These predictions are up to 20% more accurate than current city-wide systems and bus stop signs.

 

Founder Bios

JONNY SIMKIN, COFOUNDER & CEO
Prior to founding Swiftly, Jonny was the Director of Product at Rafter Inc., where he helped reduce the cost of education for millions of students across the United States. Before Rafter, Jonny was the cofounder and CEO of SwoopThat and HubEdu (acquired in 2012). Jonny holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering with an Economics Concentration from Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, Calif. (2010). In his spare time, he enjoys hockey, ping pong, tennis, practical jokes, and coffee.

WILL DAYTON, COFOUNDER & CTO
Will is the former Lead Platform Engineer at Thismoment, Inc., as well as a former Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon's Silicon Valley Campus. He attended Stanford as an undergrad before earning an MS in Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon. Will enjoys playing tennis, chess, and being a green tea addict. 

MIKE SMITH, COFOUNDER & CIO
Mike is the former GM & CTO of NextBus, the market leader in real-time passenger information systems for transit agencies. Prior to NextBus, Mike conducted research in robotics at HP Labs. He also co-founded and was president of the board of Walk SF.  Mike has an MS in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley. Mike plays the piano and is also a green tea addict.