Astrohaus is a New York City based connected hardware company focused on creating products people love. It was founded in 2014 with the launch of the Freewrite distraction-free writing tool after successfully raising ~$350k on Kickstarter (Campaign). All units were shipped to Kickstarter backers in April 2016 and thousands more have shipped to writers in 50+ countries since then.
Our mission is to invent unique, well-designed consumer products that make people's lives more productive and fulfilling. They must be timely and ideally, timeless. A guiding design principle is that function comes first. We pressure ourselves to think holistically about the user experience, often melding old with new.
Adam Leeb, cofounder, is a graduate of MIT with a degree in mechanical engineering and a focus on product design. His experience is diverse across design, finance, and entrepreneurship. He is a constant tinkerer and loves to develop unique consumer products.
Patrick Paul, cofounder, is a Michigan State graduate and software developer. Patrick's experience includes professional work in international development, climate change mitigation, and rooftop solar. He is a life-long programmer and enjoys building prototypes.
Charlie Weikert, hardware engineer, joined Astrohaus in August 2015 as a Venture for America fellow. He is responsible for engineering design changes, sourcing components/parts, and generally anything that you can touch. Before working at Astrohaus, he worked with jet engines for Rolls-Royce, designing and testing future aircraft propulsion systems. Charlie always knew he would be an engineer and invented his first product in high school, a revolutionary yo-yo that he licensed to Duncan Yo-Yo's.