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Bryan Starbuck

Bryan is the co-founder and CEO of Empower.me. Empower.me is for teenagers to discover and pursue their interests and life’s passion. Empower.me creates a visualization of the teenager’s future. It then has videos for the teens to pursue everything they are interested in currently, as well as everything they are interested in around building their best future self. Parents love it because every video contains real learning towards building something important in the teenagers future. Empower.me is the ultimate building system to build 5th to 12th graders into their best future self.

Bryan Starbuck was the founder and CEO of TalentSpring, a $2.7m private investor funded B2B SaaS startup. TalentSpring was acquired in October 2010.

TalentSpring allows employers to select one of their job openings and go immediately to the best active and passive resumes, with access to over 100 million resumes. TalentSpring uses semantic matching algorithms to find resumes that match all of the criteria for a specific job opening. TalentSpring ranks resumes by their quality within their industry (from unqualified to qualified to A-Player). TalentSpring believes recruiters must have powerful tools that gives them “1 click” access to the top 100 resumes nationwide that are both the best match to the open position, and the top quality candidates nationwide.

Bryan Starbuck’s former career came from managing engineering teams at Microsoft on Internet Explorer, Windows operating systems, and Windows Live. Bryan’s focus has been on utilizing data mining algorithms in mass market products to solve real world problems faced by consumers or an industry. He has worked with Microsoft Research (MSR) on several products. Bryan has 39 patents (between pending and issued).

Specific Areas of Interests:

  • B2B SaaS Sales & Marketing: Managing inside sales reps, lead marketing, etc.
  • Engineering: Semantic search, machine learning, data mining, neural networks, semantic latent analysis, natural language processing, clustering, regression analysis, graph theory, web crawling (Hadoop)
  • Company Building: Building/growing SaaS companies, engineering, product UI design, machine learning, data mining, semantic search, online marketing, branding, enterprise sales, web services, entrepreneurship

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Empower.me: How It Works

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TalentSpring: How it works

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TalentSpring: Details

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Sources

    Talent Technology buys Seattle startup TalentSpring (bizjournals.com) [edit]
    Empower.me Gamifies Education, Helps Teens Earn Allowance For Learning Online (pandodaily.com) [edit]
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