What is Bugle?

It’s a way to make sure someone knows to look for you in case something unexpected happens.

Lots of services let you send a notification when you get somewhere, but Bugle sends a notification to your loved ones when you don’t check in as expected. Going for a hike? Use Bugle to make sure someone will know if you don’t make it home safe. Blind date tonight? Bugle provides a safety net that you define. Bugle is different: it’s private, it’s safe, and it’s completely free.

More fun. Less worry.

The Team


Steve Grind — Co-founder

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Steve is an avid climber, backpacker, and backcountry skier. He completed his B.S. in engineering and Spanish at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo before moving to Colorado to pursue more outdoor adventures in 2003. In 2006 he and his wife, Kirsten, took a year off to travel throughout North and South America, after which they moved to Seattle to get back to work and to explore a new part of the country. Steve completed his MBA at the University of Washington Foster School of Business in 2011, and currently works as a Product Manager for a large outdoor equipment manufacturer.


Matt Witcher — Co-founder

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Matt is a cyclist, hiker, fly-fisherman, and occasional paddler. He received his degree in Studio Art at Pomona College before taking part in the dot-com boom and bust of the late 90s. Hooked on technology, he spent the next dozen years at internet companies, developing web applications and leading engineering teams. Matt transitioned to a product manager role at a large social networking company before completing his MBA at the University of Washington Foster School of Business in 2011. He currently works as a technical program manager at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.