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Gregory Bayer

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Engineering Manager, LinkedIn / Entrepreneur

Engineering Manager, LinkedIn / Entrepreneur

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Primary Skillsets

  • 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

  • • Product
  • • Back End Engineering

Involved In


MapR Technologies


Senior Engineering Manager LinkedIn April 2013 - present
VP Platforms / Backend Engineering Lead Pulse September 2010 - April 2013
VP Platforms / Backend Engineering Lead LinkedIn Pulse September 2010 - April 2013
Senior Member of Technical Staff Sandia National Laboratories January 2009 - September 2010
Computer Science Research Assistant Stanford University June 2008 - December 2008
Software Engineer / Project Lead Sandia National Laboratories August 2004 - September 2007


Stanford University Computer Sceince 2007 - 2009
University of Tennessee-Knoxville Computer Science, Mathematics, German 2000 - 2004

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Business Development
  • • Engineering
  • • Fundraising
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Games
  • • Healthcare
  • • Local
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Recruiting

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Python • IPhone • Backend Development • Google App Engine • Hadoop

Key Accomplishments

Engineering manager for Content Distribution at Linkedin. Leading the Backend, iOS, and Android teams (15 engineers). Delivering timely information and insights to all professionals. Mobile first.

Previously I was a founding engineer, architect, and the backend team lead at Pulse, where I scaled the backend systems to 25M+ users, was directly responsible for growing backend / data / machine learning teams, and architected scalable and fault tolerant systems that leverage a distributed architecture from the beginning.

Pulse was acquired by LinkedIn in April 2013.

Previously I was a senior staff member at Sandia Labs, where I started/led their Hadoop research program. In 2009, I co-founded a company that makes it easier and safer to communicate on-the-go. We participated in the Lightspeed Summer Grant program and launched the iPhone application ZapText. My masters research focused on platforms for mobile/social interaction and was part of POMI project in Prof. Monica Lam's research group at Sanford.

I won't be ready to leave LinkedIn (Pulse) for some time, but I'd like to meet a future co-founder.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

- How to build and scale a backend system.
- How to grow an engineering team.
- User-centric product design.
- The Stanford approach.
- Some experience fund raising and growing a startup from 5 to 30 people.

As an Advisor

Advice over lunch/coffee. Official advisor engagements.

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Jeff Bayer
We worked together at Pulse
Currently contracts for strong SF startups, including Pulse. Was previously the Lead Designer for an android app company (Ekata Systems) tha ... t was featured at this year's Google IO. He has a strong talent for mobile UI/UX (see and is very entrepreneurial. He spends almost all of his free time hacking on side projects.

Jeff Bayer

Jeff has extensive experience in Mobile UI/UX.