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Ryan Choi

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Partnerships at Twitter. Early engineer at Salesforce. Ran engineering at Zuora. CTO & Co-Founder, StyleUp, YC Winter '13.

Partnerships at Twitter. Early engineer at Salesforce. Ran engineering at Zuora. CTO & Co-Founder, StyleUp, YC Winter '13.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Product
  • Back End Engineering
I don't yet have an idea I'm excited about
I don’t have much time for the next several months

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Product
  • • Back End Engineering

Involved In

Founder

StyleUp (YC W13)

Advisor

HubSpot
HubSpot

Positions

Senior Manager, Developer Advocacy Twitter August 2013 - present
CTO & Co-Founder StyleUp (YC W13) March 2012 - July 2013
Director of Engineering Zuora, Inc. October 2008 - July 2010
Site Manager, Beijing Zuora, Inc. April 2008 - October 2008
Senior Member of Technical Staff salesforce.com November 2004 - April 2008
Member of Techical Staff salesforce.com March 2000 - November 2004
Advisor HubSpot June 2001 - May 2003
Associate Bessemer Venture Partners May 2001 - August 2001

Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School of Management Entrepreneurship 2010 - 2012
UC Berkeley Computer Science 1995 - 2000

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Business Development
  • • Engineering
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Product
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments
  • • Productivity Tools

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

JavaScript • Saas • Enterprise software • Agile • HTML

Key Accomplishments

Currently driving adoption of the Content Platform at Twitter. Earlier, 7th engineer at salesforce in 2000, built the API, marketing, back-end billing, other products. Towards the end of my 8 year run, I was doing M&A and new product development. Left to join Zuora (Benchmark, Sequoia) and ran engineering. Two year stint at MIT Sloan that helped me re-think how I build product, teams and think about industries.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Deep experience in product development from salesforce and Zuora. Customer engagement to product market fit to building web/mobile app from the ground up.

Venture and angel connections, possibly useful depending on venture. Pretty good mind for what "sells", particularly from a summer at Bessemer.

Lastly, I'm focused on startup culture, and want to build a company with people whom I generally love working with.

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Natalia Sutin
They're my school  •  Business Analytics Manager, Nike. Previously MBA Candidate, MIT Sloan School of Management.
Knows tech through working at Google, and decided to dig deeper into practical analytics by working at Nike on Analytics team.