About GroupNews Internal news made easy
GroupNews is a news platform for your organization, team, club, association, family, or any group of people. It allows you and your group to create, collaborate on, and publish beautiful internal channels in just minutes, without hassle, so you can easily keep everyone in the loop.
These values encapsulate what we stand for and how we conduct ourselves at GroupNews. They inform all our decisions, from designing and building new product features to doing right by our customers.
Keep it simple
We strive to cut through cruft and clutter, to keep things simple. It helps us remove unnecessary distractions so we can better focus on the challenges at hand. This ethos follows through in our product design. But simple doesn’t mean simplistic. We work hard to make GroupNews as easy as possible for people to use yet powerful enough to amplify your content and keep your group informed.
Keep it respectful
We do our best to treat our customers with respect, understanding, and empathy. A few ways we do the right thing include quickly and fairly addressing any problems you might have with your GroupNews experience. It means anticipating issues before they arise and nipping them in the bud. It means keeping your data private—it is yours, after all. And so, so much more.
Keep it fun
We very much enjoy working on GroupNews and making it the best platform we can for you to share your news. We hope our enthusiasm for it comes through in your GroupNews experience. It is our goal that you feel good about using it. Hopefully even delighted. Most of all, we want you to have fun with it.
Frustrated by organizational communication gaps at their respective jobs, brothers Christian & Michael Bester discussed ways to improve the situation. They began working on an internal channel tool in 2020, which they eventually called GroupNews. Together, they are committed to making GroupNews a premier platform for clarity, collaboration, and connection.
Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer
Christian Bester is the co-founder and CEO of GroupNews, working on design, strategy, marketing, and anything else he can think of doing.
A higher education professional with two decades of experience, Christian has spent his career spearheading efforts to utilize technology creatively to improve the antiquated systems that often plague institutions of higher learning.
Christian is also a trained actor who has appeared in numerous plays and films in and around NYC. You can see his work in “The Answer” on Amazon Prime Video. He enjoys coaching little league baseball and loves spending time with his two sons, Andrew and Derek.
Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer
Michael Bester is the co-founder and CTO of GroupNews. He guides product development and strategy and leads the effort to craft GroupNews into a powerful, compelling platform for sharing organizational news.
A veteran web developer, Michael has spent years building products and applications for companies of all sizes in many industries, from local and regional businesses to global multinationals. Throughout his work, his consistent focus is on clearing away clutter and confusion to craft tools that are as beautiful as they are practical.
Michael is also an avid musician and enthusiastic cook. Spend time with him, and he’s sure to make a meal for you. Maybe he’ll even play you a song or three.