J R.

  • Joined October 2016

Black Swans works to only the most visionary of innovators, strategically launching the best technologies in the world.

  • San Francisco, CA, United States
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J R.
San Francisco, CA, United States

Worked with

Services

Categories

Community Public Relations Strategy Marketing Copywriting

Experience

Summary

Heroku, Salesforce, MuleSoft, New Relic, Cloudant (IBM), GitLab, Wit.ai (Facebook), LogLogic (TIBCO), Sun Microsystems, AMD, BEA (Oracle), Heavybit, Meteor, Zencoder (Brightcove), LexisNexis, Specialties: Y Combinator, Open Source & hypergrowth startups.

Work history

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Work for Silicon Valley's top CEOs and brands, putting categories on the map.

Portfolio

Heroku

First commercial multi-tenant PaaS. Took from 25k users to 5 million.

GitLab

Tools for Modern Developers. Add 1 million new downloads to user base from October 2015 through March 2016 alone.

Heavybit

Launching over 13 successful developer-facing tech startups in 18 mos.

New Relic

Strategy for growing dev community and to 1700 customers.

Education

Accreditations

Boston University
Comms

Skills

Skills

gaining user base and mindshare

Availability

Not seeking work

Available

  • Available during business hours, evenings, and weekends

Commitment

  • Can work 45hrs per week
  • Can commit to 1+ years

Interests

Industries I love

Tech

What I read

Wired, Fortune, Fast Company, the Atlantic, WSJ, Quartz

Side projects

Open source