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Darius Contractor

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

CTO, FWD.us, CEO PhotoSugar.com, Investing, Advising, Personal.

CTO, FWD.us, CEO PhotoSugar.com, Investing, Advising, Personal.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Product
  • Mobile Engineering
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Part-time now, full-time soon
ADVISES ON

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Product
  • • Mobile Engineering

Involved In

Advisor

Lookbook.nu

Positions

CTO FWD.us November 2013 - present
CEO PhotoSugar.com January 2012 - present
Investing and Advising Personal 2009 - present
VP of Engineering Bebo / People Networks / AOL April 2008 - December 2009
Director of Engineering Bebo July 2006 - April 2008
Product Manager, Ringo.com Monster Worldwide July 2004 - June 2006
Product Manager Tickle, Inc June 2002 - June 2004

Education

Stanford University Computer Science 1998 - 2002

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Business Development
  • • Engineering
  • • Marketing
  • • UI/Design
Advisor With
  • • Politics
  • • CTO Mentoring
Markets of Interest
  • • Education
  • • Mobile
  • • Photos
  • • Social Impact
  • • Charity
  • • Photos

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Scalability • Product management • Digital Strategy • Startups • mobile devices

Key Accomplishments

I used to run engineering at Bebo.com where I helped build the features and team that scaled to 300M page views/day and 22M UVs and sold to AOL for $850M. I then helped my friend iterate Dojo.com, a social goals site. I also built a simple/powerful todo tree site at vimry.com. I am now running PhotoSugar.com as mostly a solo project. The site pulls photos from FB and Twitter and renders them in Pinterest format on the web and emails a daily photo digest. I'm interested in social media, social good/charity and productivity projects.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Most of all, I know how to find the shortest path to creating the most compelling part of an idea, saving eng time. I can also code, manage and self-fund for a short period. And I'm a nice guy who listens.

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Product / Strategy / Engineering with a focus on marketplaces; Looking for a co-founder with a great business problem.