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Terry Chen

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Engineering, Pivotal Labs and Advisor, University of California, Berkeley grad.

Engineering, Pivotal Labs and Advisor, University of California, Berkeley grad.

3 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Product
  • Full Stack Engineering
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Not currently looking for a cofounder

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Product
  • • Full Stack Engineering

Involved In

Closer By


OpenJourney, LLC
TradeSmart University
OpenJourney, LLC

Side Projects



Associate Director of Engineering Pivotal Labs June 2015 - present
Advisor TradeSmart University March 2014 - present
Advisor OpenJourney, LLC January 2013 - present
Engineering Manager Pivotal Labs July 2013 - June 2015
CTO and co-founder August 2012 - July 2013
CTO and co-founder Closer By January 2012 - July 2012
Engineering Manager ngmoco July 2010 - January 2012
Software Development Engineer Amazon April 2008 - July 2010
Senior Software Engineer Avid Technology October 2005 - April 2008
Developer Services Engineer Avid Technology March 2004 - October 2005


University of California, Berkeley Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 1999 - 2003
Whitney High School 1993 - 1999

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Business Development
  • • Engineering
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing
Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Hardware
  • • Mobile
  • • Music
  • • Recruiting
  • • Smart Home
  • • Wearable Tech

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

JavaScript • Java • Mongodb • Ruby on Rails • C++

Key Accomplishments

Previous app.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Previous app.

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

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We worked together  •  Serial Entrepreneur (one acquisition), Innovator (few patents in mobile commerce), Educator (lecturer at U.C.Berkeley) and Product guy!
Terry is very smart, hands-on techspert, developer, senior technologist and has deep understanding of software development processes in the ... area of mobile, front end and server technologies. We worked together at for 8+ months, where he built and delivered the alpha of the product.
Shaun Buchhalter
They're my advisor: Tradesmart University  •  Director of Operations, TradeSmart University.
Terry has helped me as a VP of Operations who knew little about Software Process to be able to have intelligent conversations with both our ... in-house team and outside contractors about our needs. Step by step Terry has helped us as a company navigate through a challenging season with confidence.
Issa Cohen
They're my advisor: other  •  Cofounder, Open Journey Publishing.
Terry has been an outstanding advisor since 2013. His technical knowledge, manager-side experience and entrepreneurial spirit have been extr ... emely helpful as we solidify our architecture, monetization strategy and growth plans. When we are at a juxtaposition, his wisdom brings clarity to our decision and his passion recharges the drive to push forward. If you ever have the opportunity to bring him on as an advisor, do it.

Issa Cohen
They're my advisor  •  Cofounder, Open Journey Publishing.
Issa possess both a calmness and drive about him that is rare in today's entrepreneur. He will go against the grain for what he believes is ... right.