Our mission is to keep people out of jail who shouldn’t be there.

Our Story

Eli and Jacob founded Uptrust when they saw how many people were in jail pretrial because they couldn’t afford bail – people still innocent in the eyes of the law. Underpinning high amounts of bail was often perceived “flight risk”. But after researching, it became clear that FLIGHT RISK IS A MYTH for the vast majority of defendants. People missed court because they didn’t get a reminder, had transportation issues, or were afraid. People had real challenges and needed help and Uptrust could provide a solution.


Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder

Director of Community Supervision Partnerships

Director of Public Defender Partnerships
VP of Engineering
Integrations Lead
Software Engineer
Software Engineer
Integrations Engineer
Program Manager
Software Engineer

Partnerships Manager

Software Engineer

Software Engineer

Board of Directors

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Uptrust

Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder, Uptrust

CEO, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation
Senior Fellow & Adjunct Lecturer at Harvard Kennedy School
Trustee, Kresge Foundation

Chief Public Defender, Nashville


Founder & Executive Director of the Choosing Justice Initiative

Community Supervision Advisory Board

Adjunct Professor, School of Criminology and Justice Studies, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Criminal and Juvenile Justice Reform Consultant and President of JustSolve, Inc.

Senior Associate, Juvenile Justice Strategy Group, The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Funders & Supporters