One of the hardest things about starting a company is building the right initial team. Team dynamics, culture, and technical competency are extremely important when you only have 1 designer, 1 iOS developer, and 1 person running business development. I am extremely proud of the team we’ve assembled so far. This tour de force are some of the most exceptional human beings I’ve had the privilege of working with.
In order of appearance starting from the top left:
Aaron — Software developer focused on AI / Natural Language Processing. Aaron is one of the younger engineers on the team, coming from UCCS. Outside of work Aaron does trick shot pool, used to compete with his YoYo, enjoys mashup shirts, and recently got a dog named Chopper. Check out one of Aaron’s blog posts here.
Jason — Lead designer responsible for the user interface and user experience. Jason attended Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Outside of work Jason likes to ride his bike, box, shoot his gun, and ski. Check out one of Jason’s blog posts here.
Michael — Software developer focused on device integration. Michael left Microsoft to join Josh.ai where he worked after graduating with a CS degree from Kansas State University. Outside of work Michael plays hockey and rugby, is happily engaged, eats way too much Chipotle, and genuinely enjoys listening to Taylor Swift. Check out one of Michael’s blog posts here.
Mohammad — Android developer. Mohammad is a part time roboticist and a recognized Android developer, having built the Yo app, Switchr app, and most recently joined the Tinder Android team. Outside of work Mohammad is a gearhead, owning a 1969 Mustang and a 2014 Corvette C7.
Tim M — Software developer focused on device integration. Previously, Tim was an firmware engineer at NetApp. He has a masters degree in Electrical Engineering from CU Boulder, enjoys microbreweries, rides his bike to work, and loves everything outdoors. Did I mention he really likes beer? Check out one of Tim’s blog posts here.
Nader — Head of business development. Previously, Nader was a managing partner at GenYrator and before that he was Vice President / Supervising Execution Trader at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Nader has an MBA from USC and a BS in Electrical Engineering from UT Austin. Outside of work Nader likes to play volleyball, travel, and rock out to pop music. Check out one of Nader’s blog posts here.
Nate — Software developer focused on cloud infrastructure. Prior to joining, Nate was a global markets analyst at RBC Capital Markets. Nate has a CS degree from Cornell and grew up in New York. Outside of work he likes to play golf and tennis, hike, work out, and he’s looking forward to skiing.
Panthe — Software developer focused on iOS development. Prior to joining, Panthe created Incite, an iPhone app enabling low energy bluetooth communication. Outside of work Panthe likes to work out, listen to music, and work out some more. Born in India, Panthe lived in Canada for 5 years before moving to California.
Tim G — Co-Founder & CTO. Tim built the heart of the Josh.ai programming language, J++, and oversees all aspects of the technology. Outside of work, Tim loves snowboarding, his dogs Maggie & Phipps, is a philanthropist and founder of the Gill Foundation, and a huge champion for equal rights. Tim is the founder and former chair of Quark, Inc and lives in Denver with his husband Scott Miller.
This was written by Alex, Co-Founder & CEO at Josh.ai. Previously, Alex was a research scientist for NASA, Sandia National Lab, and the NRL. Before that, Alex worked at Fisker Automotive and founded At The Pool and Yeti. Alex has an engineering degree from UCLA, lives in LA, and likes to tweet about AI, Startups, and Design.