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Matt Williams

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater Chicago Area, US

I work as a designer and front-end developer for Groupon. Previously, I cofound a startup called Boomerang which Groupon acquired in Dec '13

I work as a designer and front-end developer for Groupon. Previously, I cofound a startup called Boomerang which Groupon acquired in Dec '13

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Primary Skillsets

  • Product
  • UI/Design
  • Front End Engineering
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
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Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Product
  • • UI/Design
  • • Front End Engineering

Involved In

Founder

Boomerang, Inc.

Positions

Developer Groupon December 2013 - present
Product Designer / Developer, Cofounder Boomerang, Inc. August 2012 - November 2013
Creative Director Gtrot.com April 2011 - August 2012
Designer Sittercity September 2009 - April 2011
Product Designer ArtistData.com November 2009 - June 2010
Graphic / Web Designer Kolcraft Enterprises, Inc August 2007 - September 2009
Graphic/Web Design Intern Speedo 2004 - 2006

Education

University of Illinois at Chicago Graphic Design 2002 - 2006

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Business Development
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Dating
  • • Education
  • • Events
  • • Fashion
  • • Green
  • • Healthcare
  • • Local
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Music
  • • Payments
  • • Photos
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Sports
  • • Travel
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Fitness
  • • Nutrition
  • • Wellness
  • • Medical Devices
  • • Design
  • • Music
  • • Drums
  • • Guitar
  • • Movies
  • • Learning

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Design • HTML5 • Photoshop • CSS • Illustrator

Key Accomplishments

I currently work as a designer and front-end developer for Groupon. In December of 2013, Groupon acquired a rewards and gifting start I cofounded called Boomerang (previously online at rang.com). Prior to being acquired, Boomerang raised a seed round of venture capital from Lightbank and we formed a 10 person team where I served as the lead product designer and front-end developer.

I've spent the past 5 years of my career working with early-stage startups. Prior to Boomerang, I worked for an early-stage travel startup called Gtrot. I also worked with Sittercity, Artistdata (acquired by Sonicbids), and have had a handful of side projects along the way.

See more work on my website www.mwill.co

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I'm an incredibly passionate designer and frontend engineer with tons of experience with funded, early-stage startups

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Brenden Mulligan
We worked together
He's got a great eye for design and user experience. Wonderful guy to work with.
Zachary Smith
They're my current cofounder
Matt understands technology from every level: overall trends, design and development methodologies, product management, etc. He has a killer ... front-end skillset, from JavaScript and HTML to graphic design, and strong grasp of back-end technologies. More importantly, Matt is an awesome guy to be around and one of the hardest workers I know.