Johann is Co-Founder & CTO & Board Member at if(we).
Today, if(we) operates hi5 and Tagged while also pursuing game-changing opportunities in social apps, building on over 10 years of experience in the space while approaching billion-user opportunities. Johann has been responsible for scaling the infrastructure supporting hundreds of millions of users, for pushing cutting-edge software development techniques, and for innovating on how the organization applies machine learning in recommendation engines and how it executes on data science.
Starting out as an entrepreneur in college, Johann launched a dozen businesses in collaboration with Co-Founder Greg Tseng before focusing on social networking in 2004. He holds an A.B. in Physics and Mathematics from Harvard University and pursued a Ph.D. in Physics at Stanford for several years, before leaving to chase entrepreneurial opportunities.
|May 16, 2015||Tech Cocktail - Helping To Unleash The Inner Social Animal With Tagged|
|Feb 13, 2015||Venture Beat - This week on VentureBeat: Apple's profits, Oculus, and that Google-Mattel gizmo|
|Feb 12, 2015||Venture Beat - How a 'stock market for people' is funding a shot at the next billion-user mobile app|
|Oct 17, 2014||TechCrunch - Tagged Ditches IPO Plans, Acquires Tinode And Renames Itself If(we)|
|Jun 19, 2014||Tech Republic (Australia) - How Tagged sidestepped Facebook and stayed alive|
|Oct 22, 2013||Xconomy - Tagged, Yelp, Bing, EasilyDo Talk Up “Small Data” at Glimpse NYC|
|Jul 27, 2012||Mashable - Hidden Genius Project Provides Tech Mentorship for Young Black Men|
|Dec 14, 2011||Venture Beat - Tagged acquires social network Hi5|