Hadley has done a little bit of everything on the path to co-founding Eniac. Starting as an engineer and development team lead at Pegasystems, he later took on roles as a product manager at Microsoft and strategist at Samsung, where it became clear that big companies were not for him.
In 2007 he was very fortunate to join a very talented AI team out of MIT at Vlingo where he ran a few aspects of the business across product, strategy, and marketing until it was sold to Nuance for $225M. He rolled his experience building a successful startup into Thumb whereas CBO he helped the real-time recommendation app reach user engagement levels second only to Facebook before being acquired.
In this episode, Philip and Hadley discuss product development, startups, consumer startups and the effects of Covid-19 on the ecosystems. startuphandmedowns.co