Andy Abbott has been a tech enthusiast for a long time, doing things that techies do. He built a BBS network so his friends could play games together, he created websites on geocities, and spent spring break on the beach… learning PHP. Post graduating from Purdue, he spent many years gaining a diverse set of professional experiences - from software to consulting to domain squatting to SEO to grocery shopping. Along with this, he built an active and successful Microsoft developer community in Chicago. After selling the company he co-founder, called BookedOut, he felt the pains of the contract review and diligence processes. From that experience, he set off to build Heretik, to enable the streamlining of contract review at scale.
Growing up in an entrepreneurial home, Shelby Stephens felt enabled to pursue his own projects. He was brought up appreciating science and art, and studied engineering in College. After working for NASA, he decided to venture out onto his own, pursuing a new venture with his friend, doing video production work for hire. Fast forward 15 years, he and his co-founder are serving the production and project worker space by building Jolly - a social and professional network, designed for gig workers, providing reputation portability, connection opportunities and a marketplace to find work.
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