Asana reviews from startup founders

146 reviews by founders
March 5, 2018

We use Asana for our editorial calendar and project management. For Girlboss, we’re really exploring other options to see what might be the most seamless. I think Asana is a little difficult to use. It’s important that a tool is easy enough to use that the team will actually use it or it’s a moot point in software. Right now Asana has been good for managing the editorial calendar.

Meghan Raab

Senior Manager of Audience Development - Girlboss

Dec. 31, 2017

Our product team uses Basecamp and JIRA to plan out sprints and scrums. Our design, merchandising and marketing teams use either Trello or Asana. We allow teams to use the tool they want rather than standardizing it across the business. We think that each team is unique in their own way so whatever tools is most effective to help them achieve their goals is fine. We’re pretty tool agnostic and it has happened organically because people latch on to certain tools. I personally like Trello because it’s simple and easy to use with its kanban style.

Ivan Lim

Co-founder & CEO - Brosa

Nov. 16, 2017

We also use Asana to keep track of our to-do lists and make sure we don’t let any details fall through the cracks--especially when it comes to sales follow-ups.

Rachel Kaplowitz

Co-founder & CEO - Honey

Asana - Best Project Management Tools for Startups

Asana is the dream tool for the list-makers and taskmasters of the world. It is a comprehensive project management tool that allows you to create lists and task boards to manage projects. A variety of additional features, including email integration and sub-task checklists, help Asana stand out against other project management tools. Its balance of usability and robust features makes Asana a popular choice among startups, though some entrepreneurs find it unnecessarily complex.

How startups use Asana?

Asana is free to use for small teams, which has given it a firm user base of seed-stage startups. But many small teams prefer a simpler tool. Asana’s most loyal users are Series A and smaller Series B startups; they appreciate Asana’s broader array of features versus simpler platforms like Trello, but don’t yet need the more technical feature set of a project management heavyweight like JIRA.

How much does Asana cost?

Asana is free for teams of up to 15 people, although a premium plan can be purchased at any time to unlock more members and more features. Plans start at $21 per month for up to five additional members.

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