03 Sep

My Work

Human Interest

2015 – Present

Human Interest

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

Human Interest has raised $130+ million in funding since graduating from Y Combinator.

Thunder

2008 – 2014

Thunder

I co-founded Thunder (formerly PaperG), which makes design software used by brands and small businesses to create, customize, and test their digital ads.

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

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.

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 teens in 2003.

Our flagship website was SubProfile.com, an early social network built on top of AOL Instant Messenger.