03 Sep

My Work

Human Interest

2015 – Present

Human Interest

I co-founded Human Interest (formerly Captain401), a digital 401(k) provider with investment advice built in. Small and medium-sized businesses can set up a 401(k) plan online in a matter of minutes, and ongoing administration is completely automated.

Human Interest has raised over $70 million in funding from Y Combinator, USVP, Wing VC, Uncork Capital, SV Angel, Susa Ventures, and other top Silicon Valley investors.

Job Change Notifier

2011 – 2013

Job Change Notifier

As a side project I created Job Change Notifier, a free service that sent you an email alert whenever one of your LinkedIn connections changed jobs. Salespeople, startup founders, and recruiters used it to stay up to date on their professional network and uncover new business opportunities. Job Change Notifier helped users track job changes for over 20 million connections (almost 10% of LinkedIn’s user base)

Built off the LinkedIn API, the website was featured in TechCrunch and Mashable. Unfortunately, LinkedIn made a change to its API policy that caused me to shut down the service.

Thunder

2008 – 2014

Thunder

I co-founded Thunder (formerly PaperG), which makes design software used by publishers, agencies, and brands to build ads for their clients. Notable customers include InterContinental Hotels Group, Publicis, IPG, Hearst, and Time Warner Cable.

The company was named one of Forbes’ 100 Most Promising Companies in America and was described as “An Ad Engine to Put Mad Men Out of Business” by the New York Times.

SubProfile

2001 – 2005

SubProfile

As a teenager, I co-founded the SubProfile Network, a group of highly popular teen-oriented websites with 7 million unique visitors and 20 million pageviews per month. It owned 3 of the top 10 most visited websites on the Internet by teenagers in 2003 — most notably SubProfile.com, an early social network built on top of AOL Instant Messenger.

The websites were featured in Teen Magazine, CNet, and Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch.com.