I tested out of high school at 16, and joined a startup called Lockitron as their first employee.

During my time there, I worked on:

I also built Selfstarter. At Lockitron, we were going to do a Kickstarter but, they rejected us. So, we had to build our own crowdfunding site.

Lockitron launched the first Selfstarter campaign with the fundraising goal of $150,000 in 30 days. We closed that campaign at over $2,200,000. Then, other companies began asking us how we rolled our own crowdfunding site.

So, I put Selfstarter on GitHub, and other companies started using it.

Companies like Tile, Soylent, Play-i, and more have used Selfstarter to raise over $10,000,000.

After two years at Lockitron, I wanted to explore college, so I pretended to be an MIT student.

Three months in, I was offered a Thiel Fellowship and joined Teespring, where I work now.