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Ellen Dunne

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Currently at Nanigans (ad tech). Previously Product Lead, Lumatic (mobile app in mapping/navigation space). Obsessed with Lean UX.

Currently at Nanigans (ad tech). Previously Product Lead, Lumatic (mobile app in mapping/navigation space). Obsessed with Lean UX.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Product
  • UI/Design
I don't yet have an idea I'm excited about
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Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Product
  • • UI/Design

Involved In

Positions

VP of Product Whil Concepts, Inc. March 2015 - present
Director, Product Management Nanigans September 2013 - January 2015
Director of Product Nanigans May 2011 - August 2013
Design Principal cake & media June 2000 - May 2011
Director of Product / Creative Director Dogster, Inc. September 2006 - November 2010
Part-time Faculty Parsons School of Design at The New School January 2005 - August 2006
Director of Product Design Preview Travel (merged with Travelocity.com) April 1995 - June 2000
Graphic Designer Wells Fargo 1992 - 1995

Education

Duke University Comparative Area Studies; Women's Studies
Milton Academy
Princeton University

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Business Development
  • • Marketing
Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Green
  • • Healthcare
  • • Local
  • • Mobile
  • • Photos
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Social Impact
  • • Travel

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

E-Commerce • Brand management • Information Architecture • User Experience Design • User Interface Design

Key Accomplishments

I am a product design and development veteran, with a passion for building products with the Lean UX approach: iterating quickly, testing/talking with users regularly, translating that learning into product improvements, and repeating the cycle again.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I am an experienced product lead, and enjoy managing and motivating cross-functional teams. I believe that the chemistry of a team can often have more of an impact on the success of the company than the individual skill sets of it's members. My strength is in building and leading effective teams.

As an Advisor

Always up for a coffee. I love to dig in and give feedback on user flow diagrams, wireframes or high-fidelity comps--wherever you are in the process.

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Jessica Alter
We worked together at FounderDating  •  Founder and CEO, FounderDating. Harvard Business School grad. University of Michigan grad.
Ellen is a star. Able to make things happen and wear many hats while being an expert at product and design.

Jessica Alter
They're my current cofounder  •  Founder and CEO, FounderDating. Harvard Business School grad. University of Michigan grad.
She already is one!

Nancy King
We worked together  •  Planning Director, R/GA. Previously Senior Strategist, Naked Communications. Georgetown grad.
Nancy has an amazing background in creative direction, research and brand strategy and is as sharp and competent as they come. She is lookin ... g to bring her big brand experience to startups and will be a valuable resource for early to mid stage companies.