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Shahzad Umar

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater Seattle Area, US

Sr. Engineering Manager, Groupon and Founder, EdRepublic Inc.. Purdue grad.

Sr. Engineering Manager, Groupon and Founder, EdRepublic Inc.. Purdue grad.

5 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Fundraising
  • Product
  • Back End Engineering
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Part-time now, full-time soon

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Fundraising
  • • Product
  • • Back End Engineering

Involved In


EdRepublic Inc.


Sr. Engineering Manager Groupon January 2013 - present
Founder EdRepublic Inc. November 2012 - present
Senior Software Engineer / Tech Lead (Amazon Web Services, Amazon Fulfillment, Amazon Retail) Amazon June 2005 - March 2012
Engineering Consultant Microsoft 2012 - 2012
Software Development Engineer Technlogix Pvt. Ltd 2002 - 2003


Purdue University Computer Engineering 2003 - 2005
University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore Computer Engineering 1998 - 2002
Cadet College Kohat

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing
Markets of Interest
  • • Education
  • • options trading

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

JavaScript • Java • Cloud Computing • Android Development • HTML 5

Key Accomplishments

My passion to transform unique ideas into viable products is depicted in successful completion of, and where I was the founder and AWS marketplace where I was the lead architect. All my past experiences have made me self aware of not only my strengths (engineering, architecture, product management and team building) but also my weaknesses. I am looking for a co-founder to complement me in marketing and business sales where I found myself to be weak. I am a strong believer in philosophy of infinite retries as long as the subsequent retry is noticeably better than the last. For my next undertaking I am looking to disrupt the online education business by providing free, easy and very tailored online learning experiences.

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Burhan Ateeq
They're my friends
He is smart, quick and efficient. These traits combined with creative ideas make me think Shahzad is a great entrepreneur.
Brent Vincent
We worked together
Shahzad is highly adaptable and consistently able to focus and execute well on the right work to move a business forward.
Obaidullah Khawaja (hiring mobile devs)
We worked together
He has great technical expertise as a developer and also never gives up
Obaidullah Khawaja (hiring mobile devs)
We worked together
He is a great engineer
Umair Bashir
SVP Professional Services, TkXel and Founder & President, Get Instant Solutions, LLC. George Mason grad.
He is very passionate and highly technical. He takes the extra step to exceed customer expectations and is super committed.

Obaidullah Khawaja
We worked together
Obaid has very effective communication and execution skills. I have seen Obaid working on his ideas and bringing them to life with very cons ... traints resources. He carriers an ideal blend of leadership and human resource management qualities. Furthermore Obaid is highly motivated with very good technical insights and enjoys an ever growing network of great people.