Turning an idea into something useful with just a few keystrokes. It’s magical.
Over the last 25 years, I’ve gone from ideation to MVP to commercial traction to scale multiple times. Despite my experience, the magic remains.
It started with ten years of hands-on programming and architecting all sorts of software products.
Then in 2006, startup became the buzzword. Of course, I had to have one. So I co-founded a social network, Koinup. As CTO, I built the whole first release by myself. My goodness, it was so much work. But it took off, and it was acquired in 2013. 🎉
Those were the “there’s an app for that” years. Of course, I had to have one. So I created Flux, a news reader. It went from nothing to being featured in 120 countries. That made me happy!
In 2012, I moved to London and started my leadership journey.
I was first VP of Engineering at Adbrain, which pioneered AI at big data scale in AdTech. We delivered a $1M ARR SaaS product in 9 months. Then I joined Hadean, where we built a deeptech stack from scratch in 18 months and broke a world record with it. It was 🦄.
In 2020, I decided to put my experience to use helping others. Since then, I have been an independent CTO, advising, consulting, and coaching.