The Wiredrive story begins in 1999 with Bill Sewell, Taylor Tyng, and Mitch Bassett creating a design agency called IOWA (Input Output Web Applications) that grew to serve the nation’s top ad agencies and production companies. Like many agencies, IOWA needed a better way to share large images and videos with clients, and a way to collect feedback or approval. As a matter of business necessity, they built what would grow to become Wiredrive — a system that would flawlessy share large files and serve as a single spot to collaborate and collect all reviews for a project.
Once clients experienced this new solution, they immediately wanted it for themselves. Demand grew so much that by 2008, the IOWA team exited their still thriving agency business to focus exclusively on Wiredrive.
In 2017, Wiredrive and MediaSilo combined forces to become SHIFT. While the existing products were solving particular challenges for distinct audiences and use cases, the company recognized a greater need to establish a unified offering that transcended the silos that were defining our industry. SHIFT shares a unified vision for improving all aspects of creative workflow in a way that impacts the media and advertising industries at large.
SHIFT helps more than 2000 customers around the world share and collaborate more effectively and securely. The company is bi-coastal with offices in Los Angeles’ Silicon Beach and Boston’s Leather District.