Since our origin in 2007, we’ve managed to bring together a team of the most talented product strategists, developers, designers, investors, operators, and entrepreneurs in the world. While our leaders helped build some of the most respected technology companies that exist today, they now focus on building the next generation of leaders and companies to solve the challenges of tomorrow.
I am an experienced investor, CFO and business manager and also enjoy being the Faculty Director of the Applied Management Research Program and Continuing Lecturer at UCLA Anderson School of Business. I love working with entrepreneurs and helping innovative ideas become innovative companies.
I've spent my career working to surround myself with only the most extraordinary people, and it doesn't get much better than being part of this grid.
Former CTO of AOL Time Warner, and former CIO & CFO of Sun Microsystems. Past senior executive at Xerox and McGraw-Hill. Adjunct Professor at Georgetown, and former Professor of Economics at Harvard.
Scaling the business while maintaining Originate's near-magical culture.
Doug is one of the original 3 founding partners of Originate and currently serves as an advisor to Originate on business development and strategy. Doug also serves on the Board of Advisors. My passion for working with entrepreneurs stems from being an entrepreneur myself. I am also passionate about photography and philanthropy.
Former SVP of AOL Time Warner. Past VP of Computing Services and adjunct professor at Binghamton University. Love being an advocate for using technology to change the way people work and communicate.
Former CTO of Hybris/SAP, CTO of Deutsche Telekom, and CTO of Bertelsmann. Board Member and Advisor to several early stage technology companies.
Former VP Global Online at Electronic Arts, Associate Director Leveraged-Buyouts at The Carlyle Group, Founding President of Wingcast Europe, and co-Creator of Signant. Founding Partner of Madison Sandhill, Chairman of the Executive Committee of BENS' National Cyber & Technology Council, and advisor to IronNet Cybersecurity.
I'm excited to bring my two decades of experience as a Venture Capitalist to Originate and the great partners that we work with.
I help find and build extraordinary companies. I used to do the same for countries.
I’m obsessed with creating: happy and productive teams, meaningful products, strong partnerships, fancy cakes.
When you combine relentless ambition, constant practice, and surrounding yourself with the right people - all things are possible.
I make sure our projects have all the inputs they need to make a fantastically awesome, and successful, output. My first programming language was HyperTalk for Mac. A lot has changed since then, but I can still create a mean HyperCard address book.
I help Originate's partners to build products and companies that change the world.
Software engineer turned product manager. Original product manager of App Analytics in iTunes Connect at Apple and Director of Product Management at Sling Media. Loves making great software products.
I am building and maintaining a culture of excellence, openness, fun, and productivity at Originate, while continuously advancing our engineering practices and processes.
I focus my efforts on improving developer culture at Originate while making sure I have enough time to do the thing I love most (programming).
How do you build a team of 140+ awesome people who could all 1) found their own startup or 2) join any company they wish? Sounds like a fun recruiting problem... I'm In!
I engineer software.
I'm the CEO of OLabs, an investor, early-stage company advisor, and lecturer on entrepreneurship at UCLA.
I’ve been fortunate to work with some great minds, instilling a unique balance in me to see how the strategy, the financials, and the personal side all fit into solving the real problem. To me, business is all one big puzzle, but the pieces are made of clay.
I make sure people have the resources they need to be successful. I am passionate about success and leadership. Nothing is better than spending time with my wife and kids.
My mission is to create technology that makes a difference in people's lives for people at a direct/personal intimate level. When I am not doing that, I spend time with my family.
Working alongside incredibly intelligent engineers and product managers at Originate while showcasing the ability to bring quality assurance in solid yet agile ways into startup and large projects.
My role at Originate is to architect, develop and support multiple software product lines. I have over 17 years of software development experience and specializes in the design of highly scalable, mission critical systems for a wide range of applications.
See that grid of tiny lights in front of you? I’m responsible for pressing buttons until those lights do the things they need to do.
There is something so enjoyable in making life easier for others, as well as for ourselves. This is the core of everything we do and I love it.
I work on projects using Ruby on Rails, Coffeescript, Less/Sass and iOS. I love chess, running, and playing soccer.
I love finding the harmony between user and business needs, and building great products as a result. I’m a firm believer in the power of agile development, Getting Things Done, and meditation.
I love technology, I love problems, and I love using technology to solve problems! And later solving the problems that come when you solve problems with technology.
Building Originate several Originators at a time!
I find software and human solutions to challenging technical problems and inefficient processes. When that fails, I start pushing buttons.
I leverage my software and consulting background to effectively lead teams, turning ideas into reality.
I help leverage Originate's best-in-class solutions to ensure our partners achieve excellence.
I believe quick iterative design sprints informed by user insights and data result in the most powerful work.
I believe every problem can be solved with the right combination of creativity, collaboration, commitment and coffee. Especially coffee!
I'm a developer and designer with a passion for problem-solving. I enjoy finding creative, elegant solutions across a wide variety of platforms, and working with innovative, cross-functional teams.
I'm an iOS developer with a background in games looking forward to expanding my programming horizons. I'm an avid fan of sports, movies and music and a pub trivia expert.
I focus on sustainable growth, predictable revenue, and bringing innovative products to market.
Director of Finance managing the accounting department for Originate since February 2008. Implementing and managing efficient accounting practices, keeping Originate's finances running smoothly through its rapid growth.
Former engineer, now product manager who likes innovating by connecting technology with real-life problems. When I'm not innovating, I'm building something.
I love building software. I also love building software that helps build better software.
Product managers should be like Tron and fight for the users. I try to be like Tron and also love running and supporting NYCFC.
I build software to solve problems, create value, and lead people to build with me.
I believe in design that puts users first, creating experiences of pleasure, beauty, and simplicity.
I am a delightful mix of educator, researcher and problem solver. I love efficient and simple systems, human behavior, and clever metaphors. Originate is where I bring all my eclectic experiences together to help people build better products with meaningful impact.
I'm motivated by innovative environments and creating spaces where those ideas can flourish.
I'm a systems engineer who loves to try out new technologies. I don't feel comfortable unless I'm trying to tackle a problem way beyond me.
I build, maintain and grow sustainable relationships and mobilise them around innovative, technology-driven projects.
I’m a Software Engineer with a love for learning, interested in problem solving, movies, and the outdoors.
I'm an iOS developer with a keen eye for design and attention to detail. I love traveling and being active.
I'm a Software Engineer with a background in linguistics. When I'm not writing code, I spend my time playing violin, listening to new music, and fencing.
I strive to create an enjoyable and seamless experience for anyone who works at Originate as well as anyone we partner with. My mantra and my blood type are the same: B Positive.
I'm a developer with a passion for coffee and solving the hard problems. Most of my time is spent writing pretty code to do complex things, but in my free time I enjoy cooking, photography, and soccer.
As a Product Manager, I love solving problems and working with a team taking an idea from its conceptualization to a successful completion. When I’m not building product you can find me on the beach or somewhere outdoors. Go Vols!
I believe in surrounding myself with people who think different than me, know more than me, and challenge me. These things along with a good cup of joe are what keep me motivated.
I'm a Designer that is passionate about solving complex problems with the aid of some good old research. Addicted to playing soccer and creating art.
I collaborate with others to create seamless, user-centered experiences both on and offline. I love running and eating cake batter.
I build stuff alongside some great people. I'm also the Director of Lunch for the Las Vegas office. For fun, I like to cook new things and taste new food.
I consider myself an academic at heart, and love finding new ways to solve problems. I'm also a fan of a good TV show.
I'm a guy with a computer who gets to work on awesome projects and make cool ideas into extremely cool realities. Changing the world one byte at a time.
I enjoy solving problems that matter through beautiful design & seamless user experiences. Make it work & make it pretty.
I love learning new things, building useful products, and solving hard problems.
When I'm not working on one business idea, I'm thinking about another. My thirst for entrepreneurship is as strong as my interest in software development.
I am a student at the University of Southern California. I love learning, solving hard problems, and learning how to solve hard problems!
I enjoy trying to solve interesting problems with creative solutions. When I'm not programming, I like to go hiking, playing games, and reading.
Design to me is the application of creativity to solving real user problems. It stimulates both sides of my mind, and keeps me inspired to keep creating.
I’m an engineer that loves being involved with technologies that are pushing the boundaries of the web. Outside the life of software, I love exploring craft beer, great whisky, and finding unique bars and restaurants.
I'm a developer with a passion for taking things from the research phase all the way to a finished product. Whether it's knowledge, development teams, or software, I'm constantly building.
I'm fascinated with where technology is going and has the potential to go. I can't wait to work as a team to create solutions that define the future. In my free time, I can be found smiling, painting and playing the piano.
Passion-driven, problem solving, business growth enthusiast. I look for all the ways Originate can grow and create impact with meaningful partners.
Jack of all trades, supporting Originate in project & resource managment, biz dev and operations. I can bore you to death with history of the British monarchy.
I love helping teams build their best products. I'm also an instructor and mentor for rising product leaders in the LA area
I am passionate about simplicity and intuition in software, and love minimizing the distance between people and the outcomes they want to achieve.
I take great pride a joy when creating and perfecting things that people want to use. Outside of work, I like gaming, looking for awesome restaurants, and stuff.
I get to design products that enlighten users. Visual design is not only my passion but my career.
No challenge is too great for me. I love nothing more than to fix a huge mess of bad code and make it perfect.
I'm a front-end developer with a passion for functional programming. I love travel, food, and board games.
Doreen Hakimi is a Software Engineer at Originate's Los Angeles Office and is extremely excited to contribute to the technology industry through her role.
I am a Wolf Pack graduate and I look forward to solving problems. In my free time I enjoy cooking, board games, and hiking.
I am a software blacksmith--striking hot ideas until their form emerges. I believe in magnetic monopoles.
I love long walks on the beach and taking things apart to see how they work.
I have over 10 years of experience working in different design disciplines. I have called the Bay Area my home for the last 13 years.
I love learning new things, problem solving, and working in both creative and technical capacities. Also love trying new food, meeting new people, cartoons and coffee.
Software Engineer and hopeful game developer. I love making interactive software that brings joy to the world!
Quality Manager, Las Vegas
It’s the music that we choose. I use my main instruments of Quality and Design to compose lovable experiences that move the world forward. And I like to dance with people while doing so.
Multidisciplinary visual designer. Trained in print, progressed to digital and currently steeped in UI and Digital Products.
Software Engineer (mainly Ruby on Rails) with an Industrial Engineering background from Georgia Tech. I was born and raised in Argentina; I enjoy soccer, tennis, and steak!
I'm a software engineer. My HTML tag is <marquee>.
Software can do a lot of good. I want to help make that happen.
As a PM, internally, I like to make sure communication is clear, consistent, and easy. Externally, we have to make sure all the work of every cross-function is geared towards the customer and fulfilling their wants and needs.
I am passionate about building intuitive user experiences that solve the right problem. I’m equally passionate about lobster rolls and clam chowder.
I enjoy brute force solutions, erratic coding styles, and sarcasm.
I'm an engineer with a passion for machine learning and improved decision making. I also enjoy sports, chess, and playing the cello.
I've been writing software most of my life, and intend to keep writing software for the rest of if. I also love music, photography, animals, and building physical things with my hands.
I am a passionate software engineer, with a love for music, nature, and learning new things.
I'm a proud UCLA Bruin and curious idealist. I often think about how the world can be improved. My interests may change often, but not my enthusiasm when it comes to learning everything there is to know.
I love participating in world changing software innovation. I landed at Originate after earning a PhD in Mathematics at NYU and Stanford, getting married, raising twin daughters, supevising digital effects in feature films and multiple career changes.
All programming languages are a footnote to QBASIC. I hope someday to grok it in fullness.
I enjoy learning new technologies and solving new problems. When not in front of my laptop, you can find me hiking or playing basketball.
I am a hard working, high energy project and partnerships manager. I am thrilled to be joining a company that plays a critical role in helping other companies become more innovative.
I am an Office Manager & Designer/Artist all mashed into one. I love animals, Lara Croft, good food & good souls.
I love elegant solutions to complex problems, learning new things, and the outdoors.
I strongly believe that software development requires not only technical excellence but also ability to collaborate and share ideas with other people.
Teamwork is what I'm passionate about; supporting each other to create pure awesomeness! I am an adrenaline junkie who loves adventure, working out and eating cake.
I am a DIY-style engineer, educator, and inventor. I love building high-quality products, asking “what would Macgyver do?”, and cheering for the Mountaineers.
I'm working hard to bring new faces to the Originate team. I love green tea and dad jokes.
Passionate about women empowerment, technology for the greater good, learning all sorts of things, + helping people flourish. Go Bears!
I'm a Software Engineer with a love for learning. I fancy myself a film buff and am a self-proclaimed sports fanatic.
I am a Senior Staff Accountant and love financial analysis. I am a Boston College graduate, avid Boston sports fan, and movie buff.
I love learning about peoples' stories and designing to improve their lives. Every project brings great experience and new opportunities to learn about UX.
Believer in building products with a well-rounded focus on the end user. If you build everything right then it will almost seem like you've done nothing at all.
I look forward to contributing to the Product team. My goal is to help enhance user experience by creating great quality products and features.
I'm just waiting around for the Singularity.
I code, build and climb!
I've committed myself to fueling computer science satire by being a Node.js developer. Talk to me if you like: hip hop, burgers, and/or getting hit in the face with rubber mats.
Combating ambiguity in the name of good products alongside a team of motivated people invigorates me. As soon as I got my first taste moving a product from ideation to execution, I knew I would spend countless more hours getting better and enjoying every minute of it.
Ingénieur génie locigiel expatrié à New York, je travaille principalement avec Scala et les outils Typesafe. J'essaye constament pour convaincre Originate d'entreprendre des projets avec Go!
I love learning new things, solving big challenges and building new softwares and tools to make life easier for other developers.
Collaboration and communication come naturally to me. I am a teacher at heart and love involving stakeholders, team members and users throughout the design process. In my free time you'll find me climbing rocks, making sushi or hanging with my two rag doll cats.
I love it when logic and creativity must be combined to solve complex problems and I'm motivated by an inherent need to improve the way things are done around me.
I'm all about building relationships and connecting people with awesome jobs.
I fell down the computer programming rabbit hole and I'm pretty comfortable staying in it. There is plenty to learn, plenty of people to learn from and a constantly evolving ecosystem which keeps me excited.
I’m a passionate about artfully mixing technology with creative designs to foster unique experiences. My aim is to make an impact with my work.
Software engineer working out of Munich in Germany. Entrepreneurial spirit with a weird affection towards exotic languages - human and machine ones. When not working, I box with kangaroos.
My passion to support team members is what motivates and drives each day. For me, there's nothing more rewarding than helping people and that's exactly what I'm here to do!
Loves functional programming, metalworking, and meeting new people.
I help design and data come together to create exceptional products and experiences, bringing together creativity and analytical thinking.
I am a proud Anteater from UC Irvine. ZOT! ZOT! ZOT! As a software engineer I enjoy using technology to help make the world a better place.
I am a Software Engineer working out of Munich in Germany. I have a huge passion for entrepreneurship and coding. When not in the zone, you can find me surfing the local river or doing other sports.
I love working with new technologies and finding new ways to design software. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking and playing video games.
As an experienced product management leader, I focus on building exceptional products that can drive business results.
I love building and using abstractions! Give me higher-order functions and I'm a happy kid.
I'm a fan of beautiful products thoughtfully made for the user.
I enjoy working with passionate people and a good cup of coffee.
I love programming, static typing and TDD. I also love the feeling of getting a new feature into user's hands. If you have some good adventure game recommendations, please tell me.
My hunger for success is fueled by my passions in life. I have strong analytical, communication, and problem solving skills involving high attention to detail and thrive on building strong lasting relationships with those around me. I’m an avid world traveler and adventure-seeker.
My current enthusiasm is on working with creative team and building digital application. I enjoy reading, fitness, and classical music. I also do photograph, just for fun.
Stefan enjoys working on all things data: from designing novel search algorithms to building practical applications of machine learning. His motto is that we build software together with people and to help other people!
I am a Software Engineer not bound by specific languages or frameworks. I seek out new challenges and enjoy pushing myself outside of my comfort zone. Outside of coding, I enjoy the outdoors by backpacking and camping in the mountains.
I am a software engineer. I like to see the unseen, and do the undone. I am a pioneer.
Working in business development and operations to help Originate thrive. I am a Proud Boise State graduate and love my family, traveling, and a good tennis match.
I am passionate about how technologies use human-centered design thinking to create engaging, beautiful, & sustainable solutions. I sit at the intersection of creativity & code as a UX Designer + Engineer.
I like finding interesting solutions to hard problems. When I'm not doing that, I'm tinkering with or riding my motorcycle.
I enjoy the challenge and constantly changing environment associated with programming. Outside of work, I'm a lover of music, hiking, and basically anything active.
Engineer focused on machine learning algorithms, mainly working on trying to get computers to communicate with people well.
I enjoy the challenge that is writing quality software.
I enjoy my family, programming, and games.
I'm a huge believer in pattern and data-driven design. Design for design's sake is just decoration, and that doesn't benefit any users.
I am a staff accountant and a world explorer. I am living life to the fullest by working with enthusiastic people and pushing myself out of my comfort zone.
I am keen to impact the intersection between technology and business, working with colleagues and partners to co-create products that change lives. I love to travel, meet new people and explore new places to eat!
I love trying new things - new languages, frameworks, platforms, food, books, cities - and am always excited to take on the next challenge.
An iOS developer with a Flash Game-making background. Here at Originate I write iOS apps and sometimes Windows 8, too.
I care about my work, my growth, and most of all my cat, Kiwi.
As a UX designer, the right question to ask isn't "do I like it?", but "does it work?". I also cannot overemphasize how much I love to eat.
I am a UX Designer who loves to listen to others. Only through listening to other people's pain can we design pleasant solution for it.