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Natalie Nagele's company started off as a remote consulting company, but launched their first product in 2003 - and they were immediately hooked. In 2009, they stopped doing client work and focused solely on products. And haven't looked back in 20 years. This is the creation story of Wildbit.
Sophy has been working on her current product for 6.5 years, starting at a different company formerly known as Shuttle. The product was built originally to map out a trip from point a to b, and have a driver give a protected ride to a child. Four years ago, her current company acquired the product, at which point she joined as CTO to lead the Technology & Information Security team.
Several years ago, Charity Majors was the first infrastructure hire at Parse. While supporting the mobile backend as a service before and after the Facebook acquisition, she had access toa tool where she could slice and dice her infrastructure, to gain visibility into a particular section of services and answer questions.
A few years ago, Jane was selling her first SaaS product, and moved forward recruited some co-founders to work on a new idea - around a problem she was having with automated email, and in app messaging.
A mother of 2, Desi McAdam understands the needs of a parent. She graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in computer science, and loves to roller skate - and may have participated in roller derby a time or 2. Fast forward several years, she and her co-founder were meeting to figure out how to create a co-working space with childcare. In attempting to do this, they came up with the idea for Nanno - an on-demand platform for connecting parents to vetted, quality sitters.... when & where they need them.
Adrienne Bolger grew up in the midwest, and moved up to Boston to attend MIT. She is a lover of running, and was a jujitsu martial arts coach at the institute. Growing up, she loved art and math, and found her way into computer science, trying to find the intersection of both. Bolger interned at Pixar, and tinkered in robotics and medical devices. Eventually, she founded Bloc Health, which aims to solve healthcare credentialing, and the pains associated with moving yourself, your practice, or even working, in another state.
Erin Karam was a kid interested in everything. She played music, she was into sports, and... into computers and programming. She continues to have well rounded interests today, running marathons, coaching her kids sports teams and teaching them to play music. Being from a healthcare family, she was always looking for purpose, and doing a job that meant something.. and 5 years ago, she jumped onboard to build Prepared Health (Now Dina!), after latching on the story and vision of the company. She set positively impact the world - by enabling the real time exchange of information between health care providers and home health professionals.
Podcasts are a great thing - the good parts of a radio show, the powerful snippets from an audio book, with all the content control of a topical news feed. Yet, there was something missing for Leah Culver. So she built Breaker, an app that helps you discover new podcasts and episodes based on the content you - and your friends - like most.