“Just about this time last year, I tried to volunteer for a number of local charities and very quickly became discouraged by the process. Why is it when I want to order food there’s Seamless? Why is that when I want to order a car, it’s as convenient as clicking the Uber app on my phone? All the basic needs of my life – food / transport / even sleep (hello, Casper!) has been made convenient and accessible.
All except giving back to my community. If I want to do something good, I have to jump through hoops. My first thought when I was faced with this predicament? ‘There must be an app for that’. But there wasn’t. So, I made it my mission to create one.
Introducing DEED – an on-demand app that makes volunteering easy, social and fun. We hope you will join us, so that you can do something good TODAY.”
Growing up in both NYC and Tel Aviv, multiculturalism has always been engrained in Deevee’s DNA. Throughout his time at NYU and for many years after, he produced some of the most talked about events and parties around the world. Deevee always wanted to mobilize his highly influential network of tastemakers for the greater good, and in the Spring of 2015 he decided to find ways they could contribute together. He was quickly discouraged by the grueling process. Why is it, that in this day and age, when you can get anything delivered to your door with the tap of a button, that you have to jump through hoops to help your local community? This drove Deevee to launch DEED- the app for empowering people to do good, instantly.
A native New Yorker, Anthony is a flower shirt aficionado whose wardrobe can best be described as “purple rain”. After graduating from Carnegie Mellon and starting his career in finance as a spreadsheet monkey, he quit his job to travel the world. The experience gave him a deep appreciation for the kindness and goodness of people. Inspired by all the amazing people he met in his travels, Anthony developed a strong sense of gratitude and devotion to empowering others.
Born in California and raised in New Jersey, Justin is in the intersection of the east and west coast, and his personality reflects the same diversity. Passionate about music and pursuing his career in coding, this Columbia alum is a hybrid of creative and analytical. Justin enjoys building applications that he wants to see in existence, and DEED fits the bill to a tee.
Shanjida is a native New Yorker, born and raised in Queens (representing for the borough kids!). Her love of aesthetics and design started at an early age and she is currently pursuing a BFA at Parsons School of Design studying Communications and Multimedia Design. When she’s not designing for DEED, she can be found drawing and painting up a storm. You can also definitely find her geeking out over one of those coffee table books of design that most people pretend they’re into – for future reference: give them to Shanjida, she’s actually interested.