A Product by Ad Hoc Labs
Prior to Ad Hoc Labs, Greg led strategy and business development for social and developer platforms at Yahoo!, where he worked on identity (OpenID, oAuth), Yahoo's Brickhouse incubator, and partnerships with Facebook, Google, Twitter, Zynga, and other industry leaders. Before Yahoo!, Greg was a key executive at several startups, including Away.com (sold to Orbitz) and Everyday Health. He began his career in book publishing and holds degrees from Penn and Oxford.
Will is a developer and a designer focusing on mobile experience, interaction, and product. Before Ad Hoc Labs, Will worked as the lead engineer and designer at Protohaus, prototyping mobile UI and UX for clients such as Samsung, Google, and Sony. Will was a Senior UX Researcher at Nokia, focused on Augmented Reality and next-generation mobile interactions. Will also founded Nodesnoop Labs, building iPhone apps for such clients as Sony, Disney, and Coke. He is a graduate of Brown University and USC's School of Cinema-Television, where he studied Interactive Media.
Jason has been the CEO of Sluice, and prior to that the CEO of the personal finance management company Wesabe. Jason was also the VP Marketing & Business Development at Asurion Asia Pacific, the Managing Director at Ogilvy & Mather Asia and the Director of Business Development at Excite@Home.
Chris has built software that has been used by millions of people every day. He has been a long-time developer for Apple platforms, starting with pro audio and continuing on to iOS. Chris led the mobile team at Grindr and oversaw a complete redesign of their iOS and Android clients.
Prior to joining Ad Hoc Labs, Yeghishe was Lead Software Engineer at Whisper, helping the company scale its mobile app to millions of users, and is one of the few and proud engineers who has worked with Erlang in a production environment. Previously Yeghishe was a senior software engineer at uSamp and Chegg, developing key parts of their software.
Before joining the Burner team, Ali was the co-founder and CEO of Falcon, a mobile navigation app focusing on walkable areas like colleges and festivals. While Falcon ended up along with the other 99% of failed startups, Ali learned a lot of valuable skills that he applies here as the Partnerships and Growth Manager. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA, and is known to plan his year around music festivals, soccer games, and the new season of Game of Thrones.
Sean is a front-end developer turned product manager. He’s worked at startups in a wide variety of industries, from video games to ad tech to consumer 3D printing. Sean was co-founder and CTO of Periodical.co, which helped publishers distribute their content to the web, mobile web, and native apps. Periodical was a member of LaunchpadLA’s class 5. Sean has a BA in Multimedia Arts & Sciences from UNC-Asheville and a MS in Digital Social Media from USC.
Xavier is Burner's resident Growth Geek and Innovation Broker. He doesn’t have problems, he has solutions. Once upon a time he graduated from UCSB with a BA in Political Science where he lived with and got his start managing the band IRATION. With a background of digital marketing in the music, touring, and festival world he brings a unique perspective to Ad Hoc Labs and Burner. He doesn’t own a car yet somehow lives in Los Angeles riding a bicycle. To achieve the impossible, it is precisely the unthinkable that must be thought.
Investors and Advisors
Ad Hoc Labs is privately backed by a group of premier technology investors including Venrock, Founder Collective, 500 Startups, Miramar Digital Ventures, TenOneTen, and others.