GeneOS was a project I co-founded with Albert Chen, Jens Elstner and Ben Tse at the EOS Global Hackathon in London, and continued at the Grand Finale in Cape Town. We competed against several thousand talented developers and hundreds of teams. We won the Social Impact prize at the 24 hour hackathon in London and ultimately won the whole competition at the incubation week in Cape Town. We won an opportunity to sit down with the venture capital arm of Block.One, EOS VC.View live project · View press
Hua is the premier online destination for discovering, exploring and collecting contemporary Chinese art. I co-own the business and am responsible for operations – technology, marketing, finance and logistics. I became interested in the potential of digital-first art businesses early in 2018, given the success of companies such as Artsy and Avant Arte. I combined forces with my business partner who has deep knowledge of the contemporary Chinese art world and legacy art business and have been growing our client-base ever since.View live project
Stifies was a project I co-founded with Theo Freybote and Albert Chen at the inaugural NIFTY Conference/Hackathon in Hong Kong. The event aimed to bring market operators from the new world of NFTs – non-fungible tokens – together to share knowledge and create new ideas. Stifties was a chat app extension which enabled users to create, buy, sell and use cryptocollectibles as stickers. We went after this opportunity partially because of the commercial success of chat app stickers in Asia – Line alone does multi-hundreds of $millions every year selling sticker packs – and partially because of the evident long-term superiority of holding these assets as totally open, blockchain-durable digital goods. Ultimately we won 1000 0x tokens because we used 0x to build a decentralised marketplace for NFTs.
I was asked to incorporate feedback on an earlier design to make it easier for teachers to bulk assign 'report writers', provide an ongoing summary of progress on each reference letter and to make it so that teachers were not inundated with assignment emails.View case study
This was a whole new product for BridgeU. We wanted to give younger students current job data to help inform their career choices. I needed to find a way to present the top groups of occupation and detailed data about each occupation in a way that encouraged students to explore. Students needed to be able to save their job and subject interests.
This was a project to significantly reduce the overall interaction cost for teachers sending documents to US universities using the BridgeU Document Sending feature. My work ultimately led to teachers being able to get through the process with significantly less effort – see the interaction cost calculation for more detail.
This was an ongoing project that I spearheaded with the aim of improving speed and maintainability of designs as we iterated over them.
BridgeU is valuable for students because it has an algorithm which sorts through thousands of universities and courses to recommend the post suitable option. To do this, the student needs to input a lot of information about their grades, background nd personal preferences. The aim of this project was to build a simple wizard to improve the number of students getting to the point where we could recommend them matches.
Keepzer was a company I co-founded. Our mission was to help people bring their personal data securely into their own control. After starting, in 2013, we quickly realised that personal data was not an urgent concern for most people yet. We pivoted to create a product that made it easy for people to pull in health data from different sensors and services, visualise it and get actionable insight.
StudentTenant.com helps students find accommodation at university. During my time there we revamped core parts of the site – property search, individual property pages and the forum.