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Daniel Austin

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Founder and CEO, Grin Technologies, Inc.. Previously Sr. Principal Architect and Member of Technical Staff, PayPal.

Founder and CEO, Grin Technologies, Inc.. Previously Sr. Principal Architect and Member of Technical Staff, PayPal.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Front End Engineering
  • Full Stack Engineering
  • Other Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Operations
  • Growth
  • Back End Engineering
  • Data Science
  • Mobile Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Front End Engineering
  • • Full Stack Engineering
  • • Other Engineering
  • • Mechanical Engineering
  • • Operations
  • • Growth
  • • Back End Engineering
  • • Data Science
  • • Mobile Engineering
  • • Electrical Engineering

Involved In

Founder

GRIN Technologies Inc

Advisor

Cognitive Match
Concero Connect
Grameen Foundation
W3C(World Wide Web Consortium)
Oracle Corporation
International Telecommunications Union (ITU)
FastSoft, Inc.
Sun Microsystems/MySQL

Positions

Founder GRIN Technologies Inc July 2014 - present
Sr. Principal Architect and Member of Technical Staff PayPal 2011 - July 2014
Sr. Principal Architect, Yahoo! Exceptional Performance Yahoo December 2007 - October 2011
Principal Architect EarthLink 2006 - 2007
Chief Product Engineer Sun Microsystems 2004 - 2006
Chief Technical Architect/Mgr. of Architecture Grainger 2001 - 2004
Director of Mobile Research Siemens 2000 - 2002
Chief Information Architect Ask Jeeves, Inc. 1998 - 2000
Sr. Producer/Director of R&D CNET 1995 - 1998

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Advisor With
  • • Business Development
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Financial Services
  • • Hardware
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments
  • • Robotics
  • • Smart Home
  • • Wearable Tech

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Systems Architecture • Technical Leadership • Web performance • systems engineering • System Architecture

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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Ben
We worked together
Daniel has an incredible mind that is able to think critically regarding a broad variety of technologies - both software and hardware. Rega ... rdless of the topic, he is an indispensable brainstorming partner, and is particularly adept at making the complex simple. He is dedicated first and foremost to creating incredible products that will change people's lives, and helping to usher in a consumer friendly era of the internet of things.
Lisa Seeman
A globally recognized techie with successful business experience. Co-Founder, UB Access & Athena ICT (Was Senior Consultent, Deque Systems
Daniel is brilliant, energetic and, from what I have seen, a good person.
Manu Sporny
We worked together  •  Chief Technologist, Accreditrust and Co-founder, CTO, Aseta, LLC.
Daniel has been involved in the Web since the beginning and has since worked for giants in the industry including PayPal, Yahoo!, and CNET. ... I met him a year ago (2013) while he was at PayPal during a W3C Technical Plenary in Shenzhen, China and we had a great chat about the future of humanity as well as building that future. He thinks deeply about very large problems and has the capacity to bring together teams to tackle those problems.
David Stephens
We worked together  •  Member of the Board Development Committee, Grameen Foundation and Advisor, Technology Partner Network, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Focused, great depth of experience, integraty, brilliant
Steve Tsuruda
We worked together  •  EVP / Head of Strategic Business Development, Redstone Technologies LLC and CEO Team Owner, Tsunami Racing.
Daniel is a tech savvy veteran of the Valley. Quick to grasp any thought process and extrapolate the virtues of it benefits. A fantastic spe ... aker and motivator as well as a technical leader in any endeavor he is involved in. . If you can get him on your side..you have a star in your lineup

Ben
We worked together
Ben is smart and can put 2 and 2 together quickly. He needs more engineering experience.brings a valuable skillset to the table and most imp ... ortantly takes the initiative and gets engaged.

Lisa Seeman
A globally recognized techie with successful business experience. Co-Founder, UB Access & Athena ICT (Was Senior Consultent, Deque Systems
Lisa's concern for helping those less fortunate than herself is a source of inspiration. I've been very impressed by her persistence toward ... her goals, even in the face of adversity. She's also smart, thoughtful, and dedicated, all required skills for entrepreneurs!

Bryan Juliano
We worked together  •  VP, Operations & IT, Pinger. Previously VP, Data Delivery Service Engineering, Yahoo!.
Bryan is an amazing technologist and leader. His ability to solve operational problems is first-class. I valued his advice and sticktoitiven ... ess when we worked together, and expect great things from him in the future.

David Stephens
We worked together  •  Member of the Board Development Committee, Grameen Foundation and Advisor, Technology Partner Network, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Dave Stephens is a truly outstanding person. I'm in awe of his dedication and commitment to helping others. From his work advising Nobel-pri ... zewinner Prof. Muhammad Yunus to providing food and medicine to those less fortunate than himself, Dave's integrity and wisdom shine as an example to the rest of us. His ability to get things done on the ground, and to work with others toward a common goal is absolutely inspiring and impressive.



Glenn is a great technologist; I've seen him take on multiple roles as architect, manager and developer and execute on them all in a first-c ... lass way. I respect his ability to get things done in difficult environments with a positive attitude and a smile.

Manu Sporny
Chief Technologist, Accreditrust and Co-founder, CTO, Aseta, LLC.
Manu is very smart and a great technologist. I admire his persistence and I respect his ability to get things done in difficult environmen ... ts with a positive attitude and a smile.

Steve Tsuruda
EVP / Head of Strategic Business Development, Redstone Technologies LLC and CEO Team Owner, Tsunami Racing.
Steve is very smart and a great technologist. His experience with start ups and willingness to help others succeed is very impressive!

Ash Patel
Board Member, DataTorrent Inc. and Managing Director, Morado Venture Partners.
Ash is a great technologist and an inspiration. I admire his ability to get things done and lead fantastic teams.

Neal Sample
Group President, Enterprise Growth, American Express. Stanford grad. Stanford grad.
Neal is very smart and a great technologist. I admire his persistence and I respect his ability to get things done in difficult environmen ... ts with a positive attitude and a smile.