The recently funded startup Jelly from Twitter co-founder Biz Stone has announced a new hire in ex-Apple engineer Brian Kadar. The hire was announced on the company’s blog today, where the announcement post gives a bit of background.
Born and raised in Queens, NY, Brian has a BFA in Visual Communications which he decided to use as a backdrop for pursing web development. Before Apple, Brian built experiences for brands at a boutique advertising agency in NYC.
Ben and Austin were lucky enough to be introduced to Brian through a mutual friend. Before I’d even had a chance to meet him, Brian started building some amazing mobile web experiences based on the basic concept of Jelly.
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Jelly is still very much under wraps, but has already made some high-profile hires like ex-Push Pop Press and Sofa alum Austin Sarner and Twitter alum Kevin Thau as its COO. Ben Finkel is also involved at Jelly as Christopher “Biz” Stone’s fellow co-founder and Chief Technology Officer.
The still-stealthy startup closed a Series A round led by Spark Capital in May, which included investments from SV Angel and other notable individuals like musician and activist Bono, former US Vice President Al Gore, Emmy-winning director Greg Yaitanes, Evan Williams and Jack Dorsey. Bijan Sabet joined as the company’s board of directors at the time.
“Brian shares our team’s desire to build and ship a product that is fun and useful but also meaningful in this connected society,” concludes a post likely written by Stone. “Many of us are eager to engage with information and one another in a way that’s easier to understand as purposeful.”
What, exactly, that means is still yet to be revealed, but they’re certainly building up an interesting team.
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