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Gender:
Male
Location:
San Francisco
Website:
http://shellen.com
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Person Details

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As a business development director and product strategist at Pyra Labs, Jason was part of a revolution in mass communication with Blogger. Shellen & Evan Williams sold the company to the search giant Google in 2003. During his tenure at Google, Shellen started the Google Reader project & became it's founding product manager, worked on a plug-in hybrid project for Google.org and helped acquire companies like Feedburner, Picasa & Measure Map.

After leaving Google, Shellen founded Thing Labs in 2008 and created social tools Plinky, Brizzly, the Brizzly Guide, & Let's Be Trends. In September 2010, Thing Labs merged with AOL. Shellen became VP of Product heading up the AIM & Messaging Group at AOL and guided the combined teams in a relaunch and rebrand of AIM.

In 2013, Shellen co-founded Boxer. Boxer is the first email client to include the ability to quickly triage your inbox, respond quickly through simple gestures as well as allow for management of tasks and items on your to-do list.

Shellen advises and mentors several companies and organizations, holds patents on feed and social media technologies and for the last two years has been named to Business Insider's "Silicon Valley 100" list, a compendium of people in the Valley who have "done the coolest things".

Recently, Jason accepted a seat on the Board of Regents at his alma mater, St. Mary's College of California where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art in 1996.

Shellen resides in Lafayette, California with his wife Allison and their two sons.

Source: shellen.com

Jobs (10)

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Founder

Product

Apr 3, 2015 - Current   (over 1 year)

Founder & CEO

Jun 1, 2014 - Current   (over 2 years)

Founder

Oct 31, 2013 - Current   (almost 3 years)
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Team Member
Apr, 2013
Sep, 2013
Co-founder & VP of Product
Sep, 2010
Apr, 2012
Head of AIM Products
May, 2008
Sep, 2010
CEO & Founder
Feb 10, 2003
Aug 7, 2007
Product Manager / New Business Development Manager
Nov, 2000
Feb, 2003
Director of Business Development

Board & Advisor Roles (3)

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  • Advisor
    Jul, 2013
  • Senior Expert Advisor
    2013
  • Senior Expert Advisor
    Apr, 2013 - Oct, 2015

Education (1)

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