Our Story

Our company and values.

How It All Started

We came from different backgrounds. Andrew was a scientist working on Capitol Hill and Tim was a venture capitalist. But we faced the same challenge: we had limited time each morning to catch up on the most important news and information of the day and felt overwhelmed by a barrage of filler content, opinion disguised as fact, and relentless clickbait.

We felt stuck in a broken media landscape. On one side, we saw large news media outlets we respected but who reported the world through their own lens; on the other, hundreds of niche, deep-dive sources we never had time to read through. If only there was an all-in-one source where we could efficiently digest the most important news and information of the day without drowning in biased content, talking heads, and entertainment masquerading as fact.

So with no media experience – but a vision for how the news could be made better – we left our careers to build 1440.

Instead of cleverly crafted messaging and media narratives, 1440 provides an impartial view of what’s happening in the world so our readers can form their own conclusions. Scouring hundreds of sources each day, 1440 delivers news with breadth plus depth, thoughtfully curated by experts, in a single morning briefing. We believe news is not about proving one side is right – it should inspire objective conversation that helps you navigate the world around you. While it may sound lofty, our goal is to empower readers so they can lead better, well-informed, more productive lives.

What began as an email among 78 friends is now enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of readers each day. 1440 is an independent, employee-owned company, not affiliated with any larger media outlet.

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Our Values

Infinite Curiosity

At 1440, we are driven by a never-ending passion to learn. Everything we do is shaped by a relentless desire to understand our community, country, world, and universe. We believe you should never stop asking questions; curiosity is contagious.

Empowering Our Readers

Our goal is to supply our readers with knowledge and information to lead better lives, regardless of background or beliefs. We believe confidently understanding the world enables personal growth, leadership, engaged citizenship, and ultimately being better to one another.

An uncompromising 360-degree view

We are committed to presenting a 360-degree view of the facts to readers so they can form their own conclusions. Putting this principle into practice requires an uncompromising commitment to honesty, objectivity, transparency, neutrality, and fairness in every practice and product at 1440.

Why 1440?

The printing press was invented in the year 1440, spreading knowledge to the masses and changing the course of history.

Guess what else? There are 1,440 minutes in a day and every one is precious. That’s why we scour hundreds of sources every day to provide a concise, comprehensive, and objective view of what’s happening in the world.

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