Ed Menendez was most recently the VP of Development at Voxy.com. Ed created and managed a team of developers for Voxy that was able to triple Voxy’s valuation between series A and B funding. Before building the current team, Ed was able to reboot the product within 30 days for TechCrunch Disrupt 2010. Allowing the company to make a successful splash and get series A funding.
Before Voxy, Ed was Director of Development at Fanball.com. At Fanball, Ed managed the day to day operations of a server infrastructure optimized to run Fanball’s peak traffic during the NFL football season. This traffic pushed Fanball into the top 1000 sites ranked by Alexa. Additionally, he architected and managed the development of high performance fantasy sports sites for AOL, eBay, The Onion, HGTV, PGA Tour and NASCAR as well as Fanball’s own suite of games.
Ed is also co-founder and Chief Engineer of Digital Haiku, overseeing all technology and engineering operations. Ed co-founded Digital Haiku after leaving Z.com, an Idealab entertainment startup, where as Chief Engineer he successfully helped establish Z.com’s technical infrastructure. Ed led recruitment of the engineering team while architecting and deploying the production web-farm, high performance mailing list server and ad serving technology.
Ed is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ Interactive Group (EMMY) and has published technical articles in the field of internet technology. Ed enjoys philosophy, politics, football, fantasy sports, motorcycles, flying, guns, sailing and technology.