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Douglas Tarr

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Product and Technology Leader, Entrepreneur. Previously Cofounder and CTO at PayScale.

Product and Technology Leader, Entrepreneur. Previously Cofounder and CTO at PayScale.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Product
  • UI/Design
  • Back End Engineering
I have an idea I'm commited to
I don’t have much time for the next several months

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Product
  • • UI/Design
  • • Back End Engineering

Involved In


PayScale, Inc.


PayScale, Inc.
PayScale, Inc.


Director of Hackery MV Code Club September 2013 - present
Software Architect (contract) Seed Equity Ventures May 2013 - March 2014
Founder CorpQNA 2011 - September 2013
Advisor PayScale, Inc. November 2011 - March 2013
Vice President of Consumer Products / Chief Architect PayScale, Inc. January 2010 - January 2012
Founder, Vice President of Engineering PayScale, Inc. July 2000 - December 2009
Consultant JPMorgan Chase & Co. June 2003 - June 2004
Tech Lead Levi Strauss & Co. 1997 - 1998
Programmer Loansoft 1995 - 1997


University of Chicago Mathematics September 1991 - June 1995

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Business Development
  • • Classroom Teacher
  • • Engineering
  • • Marketing
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design
Advisor With
  • • Education
  • • Edtech
Markets of Interest
  • • Education
  • • Fashion
  • • Education

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Software development • Ruby on Rails • • C# • Product Development

Key Accomplishments

I took PayScale from prototype to successful company with over 100 EEs. I wrote most of the original code over many years, built a great team.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I am a good listener. I write good code. I know what it's like to raid your IRA to fund your business.

I've built successful products in consumer and enterprise.

I've run engineering and product teams, helped raise multiple VC rounds at PayScale. I've managed up to 20+ people (dev / test / data)

As an Advisor

Happy to take phone calls, or coffee. I'd probably be most helpful advising non-technical founders who are looking to hire developers, and need help understanding how to hire and retain them.

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