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Jake Carlson

Entrepreneur • Advisor Austin, Texas Area, US

I have been designing and developing websites professionally for over 13 years and has worked for clients in various industries worldwide.

I have been designing and developing websites professionally for over 13 years and has worked for clients in various industries worldwide.

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Primary Skillsets

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

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Full Stack Engineering
  • • Operations
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design

Involved In

Advisor

Snabbo, Inc.
MicroVentures

Positions

Software Development Manager Oracle June 2016 - present
CTO MicroVentures July 2015 - present
Software Development Manager (CTO) MicroVentures July 2015 - May 2016
Ops BI Developer Apple November 2014 - present
CTO Snabbo, Inc. October 2009 - present
President & CEO Dragon Eye Design May 1999 - present
Lead Developer / CEO Dragon Eye Design July 2007 - October 2013
Lead Developer MicroVentures October 2013 - October 2014
Frontend Developer HomeAway, Inc August 2005 - July 2007
Web Developer Sentry Data Systems January 2007 - December 2011
Web Developer HomeAway.com August 2005 - May 2008
Web Developer U.S. Forest Service October 2001 - May 2004
Web Developer General Systems Inc. May 1999 - May 2001

Education

Texas State University-San Marcos Communication Design 2003 - 2013
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 2001 - 2003

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Ad Sales
  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design
  • • Engineering
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Games
  • • Mobile
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Small Businesses

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

JQuery • JavaScript • Product Development • Strategy • CSS

Key Accomplishments

I have been designing and developing websites professionally for over 15 years and have worked for clients in various industries worldwide. I have been involved in all aspects of bringing websites and mobile apps to life, making me ideally suited to see the big picture and yet sweat the details.

I was an early frontend developer for HomeAway here in Austin, and have helped several other startups with both design and technical implementations.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I have experience working with numerous startups at various stages of their growth. I can offer business and technical leadership in developing an MVP and beyond.

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Barbara Crowley
We worked together at Snabbo, Inc.  •  Licensed Professional Counselor - Intern, Positive Outlook Counseling and CEO, Snabbo, Inc..
He is a very intelligent and thorough individual. He is also extremely trustworthy. Jake has creative ideas and knows how to implement them.
Mark Kimitch
They're my school
He started his own Web dev company, Dragon Eye Design.
Rozario Chivers
We worked together
He has 3 valuable qualities: 1. Passion 2. The experimenters mindset 3. Extensive Domain Knowledge You can not be a success without passio ... n. The experimenters mindset, motivates you to keep trying and learning from each failure. Domain knowledge is key in order to be a successful entrepreneur, if you can't rely on yourself, how can you rely on others.
Kathy Chung
We worked together
Jake is an amazingly logical and driven person. He has innovative ideas and is able to efficiently an effectively execute them. Working with ... him, I have also seen his capabilities not only as a developer, but also as a leader. He would be a wonderful entrepreneur.
Morgan Knicely
We worked together
He applies himself to projects with intense focus. He has innate passion for technology solutions.
Grayson Lawrence
They're my professor
At a young age, he already runs a successful freelancing business. He is extremely resourceful, always knowing where to find the things he n ... eeds to get the job done.
Jaime Barraza
We worked together  •  Partner, Chief Technology Officer, TCG Group Holdings, LLP. The University of Texas at Austin grad.
He has been a great asset to our team at TCG designing custom interfaces to solve problems unique to our business processes. He is also a g ... reat teacher and has allowed to expand and improve the offering our websites and internal tool sets by offering design and logistical input as if he was a member of our team. He is innately curious and has a great mind for solving process and software challenges.

Barbara Crowley
We worked together at Snabbo, Inc.  •  Licensed Professional Counselor - Intern, Positive Outlook Counseling and CEO, Snabbo, Inc..
Barbara has immense tenacity to follow through on her ideas. She surrounds herself with the people she needs to get the job done.

Rozario Chivers
We worked together
Roz is a great user experience designer and engineer.