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Jared Hardy

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater Los Angeles Area, US

Owner, CloserCycle.com; Founding Board Member, DataRoads.org and NELA-Shares.Net; IT Administrator, StartupParty.US;

Owner, CloserCycle.com; Founding Board Member, DataRoads.org and NELA-Shares.Net; IT Administrator, StartupParty.US;

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Data Science
  • Back End Engineering
  • Full Stack Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Other Engineering
  • Operations
  • Product
  • UI/Design
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Immediately

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Data Science
  • • Back End Engineering
  • • Full Stack Engineering
  • • Electrical Engineering
  • • Other Engineering
  • • Operations
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design

Involved In

Advisor

Inkling Games

Side Projects

Unwatch.Me!

Positions

Owner Closer Cycle Systems January 2013 - present
Founding Director Data Roads Foundation June 2010 - present
Founding Member Northeast Los Angeles Shares Network (NELA-Shares.Net) March 2010 - present
Sub District 2 Director, Communications and Gov't Relations Officer Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council June 2010 - November 2012
Product Manager Oversee.net March 2011 - October 2012
IT Director, Senior Engineer High Impact Games September 2005 - December 2009
IT Director, Programmer Insomniac Games May 1998 - April 2005
Developer Intern Synerdyne May 1997 - March 1998
Web Developer Creative Kids May 1996 - September 1996
Systems Analyst USC Software Systems October 1994 - May 1996

Education

University of Southern California Computer Science 1994 - 1998

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Data Science
  • • Full Stack Engineering
  • • Biomedical Engineering
  • • Electrical Engineering
  • • Mechanical Engineering
  • • Product
Advisor With
  • • Community Building
  • • Community development
  • • Wholesale contracts
Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Events
  • • Financial Services
  • • Games
  • • Green
  • • Hardware
  • • Local
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Real Estate
  • • Recruiting
  • • Robotics
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Transportation
  • • Travel
  • • Video
  • • Edutainment
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Teacher training
  • • Higher Education
  • • Community Development
  • • community mesh tools
  • • Connecting the Disconnected

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Integration • Complex systems organization

Key Accomplishments

I've built PC hardware systems from the motherboard up, custom configured their Operating Systems, and then wrote bespoke internal tools to work on top. I've managed small teams in every aspect of technology, collaborated on creative vision with designers, and helped turn those visions into reality from every angle. I have credits in 12 console games from 12 years in the gaming industry, developed 4 first corporate web sites from nothing, helped establish hiring standards and recruiting practices at 2 companies, and served as the product owner of a multi-million dollar per month profit earning web service. I thrive on automating myself out of jobs that I don't want, and properly delegating the jobs I do want. I've managed direct advertiser partnerships with the smallest and biggest names in the online advertising industry, including Google AdSense and Yahoo/Bing AdCenter. I've held conference calls with industry titans on a weekly basis. I started two nonprofit social enterprises, one hyperlocal and one global.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

If you are interested in a big short-term payday from a giant VC or IPO, please look elsewhere. We will instead crowdfund a series of bootstrapped development phases per product, to establish early-adopter market demand for our open source products and maintenance services, and to bootstrap major developments that completely change the face of the Internet. We have the long-term aim of building a massive globe spanning employee-owned enterprise, with an organizational structure similar to Valve and Zappos, and a recruiting and retention structure similar to Netflix.

As an Advisor

Talk is cheap, so I end up giving away a lot of good advice for free. I always give much more than what you pay for, including scheduling priority and in depth research time before and after each conversation.

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Rob Wyatt
We worked together  •  Advisary board, Genotaur and Hardware Engineer, Tin Giant.
Jared is one of the most interesting people in tech that I know. He would be a great co-founder for a start up.
George Wu
Director of Technology (contract), CAbi - Carol Anderson by invitation and Advisor - Technology and Business, Group-Res.

Rob Wyatt
We worked together  •  Advisary board, Genotaur and Hardware Engineer, Tin Giant.
Rob is very future oriented while being very knowledgeable of the state of the art today. He was always a tremendous intellectual and suppor ... tive addition to any technology team he chooses to join.

Sophia Viklund
Adviser, America Innovates and Advisory Board Member, ESA LOFT Video Game Innovation Fellowship.
Sophia is a great leader in the local startup, women in engineering, and Python developer communities. She is also an all-around nice person ... to talk to.