Eir Birch was founded by Jeff Beorse. He has been working on Open Data Kit (ODK) since 2009, and ODK 2.0 specifically since he joined the team at the University of Washington in 2015. After ODK 2.0 was released, he founded Eir Birch to provide support and technical resources to development and humanitarian organizations.

Eir Birch's mission is to leverage technology to improve the lives of underserved communities. To empower humanitarian organizations to execute their missions more efficiently and effectively. To solve hard problems in areas typically overlooked by the broader technology community. And to expand the community of tech workers focused on social good.