Our Story

Why Now

Today, one in three Americans feel seriously isolated, 43% of young adults are at high risk for health issues stemming from loneliness, and as little as three hours of daily social media is enough to negatively impact your mental health. A broad array of factors also strengthen this problem, including coordination fatigue, complex schedules, incompatible relationships, interest misalignments, social anxieties, ghosting, and forced decision-making.

So why is it so hard to get this right? Current methods require endless back-and-forth to coordinate effectively through varying communication channels. Hangtight proposes a simpler way to bring people back together via seamless hangout coordination that is efficient and effective. Our user experiences prioritizes high personality compatibility based on common interests, optimized mutual timing through cross-calendar integration and built-in scheduling plus in-app messaging.

Our goal at Hangtight is simple: we’re bringing people back together in real life through a simple process. Happier people lead to happier communities, and stronger economies will usher stronger outcomes for all. We know this impact on our world and society will be profound.

It's why we envision a future world here Hangtight is your social passport wherever you go.

Our Mission

Hangtight was started to address a gap in the social planning market. While there are many social planning apps and experience platforms available, they often lack the integration and functionality needed to truly simplify the social planning process. This can lead to frustration, confusion, and wasted time for users.

We started hangtight to provide a better solution to hanging with loved ones. We have created a social planning platform that combines the best features of a social planning marketplace and scheduling platform technology, while also leveraging the power of AI to provide personalized recommendations for activities and experiences.

Our Vision

Hangtight was founded to make social planning easy and stress-free for everyone, regardless of their level of experience or expertise. We believe that everyone should be able to plan and enjoy their social events and activities without feeling overwhelmed or confused.

We are committed to providing a platform that is intuitive, user-friendly, and fun to use. We want our users to feel empowered to plan their social lives on their own terms, with the support and guidance of a platform that truly understands their needs and preferences.

Ultimately, we started hangtight to make social planning simpler, more enjoyable, and more accessible for everyone. We believe that social planning is a fundamental aspect of human interaction and that it should be as easy and fun as possible.

Our Team

Hangtight was founded by Armando Vera Carvajal, Richard Fortune, and Kate Grehl who had previously spent 10 years combined at startups.

We come from a variety of different backgrounds and birth years. We are proud of our diverse team and the unique perspectives and experiences that each member brings to the table. We believe that it is through collaboration and innovation that we can create a better world for ourselves and for future generations.