Readup was invented and built by Bill Loundy and Jeff Camera, who met in pre-school and became lifelong friends.
Bill and Jeff both loved reading, but were frustrated by how hard it was to actually read full articles on the web. Distractions abounded, and on top of that, people commented on articles without even reading them fully. They set out to create an app to fix this.
Today, Readup.org is continued by a group of volunteers who came to love Readup over the years. They maintain and improve the platform, and let hundreds of people enjoy deep reading online.