We believe great work starts with a great team, and great teams start with shared culture. We believe smart phones are the stone that David will use to bring down the Goliath of traditional enterprise software.
We believe all work is personal. Tomorrow can't come soon enough.
Founder / Boss Lady
Kakul has helped build some of the most loved consumer products ever -- Adobe's Photoshop line of products, Flickr, Yahoo! Messenger, and Yahoo! Mail. More recently, she was part of the amazing team at Tiny Speck who made one heck of a pretty online game. Kakul believes that great technology can help us find the best within ourselves. She has two unbelievably cute children.
Founder / Chief Product Officer
Sol is a serial entrepreneur and Camp Director. He lives to build crazy beautiful things, and likes to operate at the edge of what's possible. He's done a whole lot of startups like thedigs.com, Sticky Inc., 12seconds and Rally Up. At AOL he worked on Editions, Play by AOL, Clucks and a bunch of other apps he grew to love. It is a well known fact that Sol was the most awkward person that ever worked at AOL. Sol also likes chickens and most barnyard animals.
Founder / VP of Platform
Simon built huge portions of Flickr's back-end back in the day, and was almost single-handedly responsible for Flickr's internationalization, including all of that gnarly stuff related to moderation, abuse mitigation, and monetization. He built large parts of the Glitch social layer at Tiny Speck. Before all this, he was part of the Search team at Yahoo. He likes simple, scalable solutions to ugly, hairy problems. He is British, but we try not to hold that against him.
Founder / VP of Mobile
Ethan started coding when he was 13 and hasn't stopped since. Though he spent most of his career fixing big, messy enterprise software stacks, he fell love with the potential of mobile when he bought the first iPhone in 2007. He is an architect-hacker and was the most senior technical leader at AOL to still code. Ethan's dog Lucy is a fierce attack dog.
Ruby Anaya is the Cat's Meow. She's not quite sure what that phrase means but she loves cats (especially sweet Misty) and has proven again and again that she's one of the best when it comes to user experience. She graduated with a degree in Biology in 2008. After finding wireframes more exciting then mitosis, she cofounded a Graphic Design studio and then Rally Up, a location based mobile application. By 2010 Rally Up was snatched up by AOL, where she held a variety of influential product and interaction design roles. There she focused on building beautiful, intuitive mobile and web products such as Editions, Play by AOL, Entrance and Moviefone. Her work led to many awards and accolades, the least of which was "Best Laugh in All of Silicon Valley."
Michael Baldwin builds gorgeous iOS apps. When not negotiating the fine lines between drop shadows and button curvatures, Baldwin does impressive numbers of pull-ups and eats cave man food. He is one of 17 people who listen to 1960's Exotica. Of course, he lives in Santa Cruz.
Andy Bonggren is a hockey enthusiast moonlighting as a Software Engineer. As part of the Rally Up team, his focus zeroed in on mobile development and it has been stuck there ever since. He continued sharpening his skills on AOL's mobile team working on Editions. Andy is excited to be on the Tomfoolery Team and will probably tell you that the Wings are going to the Cup this year
Jacob Knobel is a software engineer and entrepreneur who co-founded 12seconds.tv, an online video service for sharing short-form video moments online. He was also part of the team behind Rally Up which made mobile applications and was acquired by AOL in 2010. Jacob does both backend and client-side iOS development and is excited to be a part of the Tomfoolery team.
Mobile enthusiast, mobile developer, mobile human being. Tejas started doing mobile development with the Symbian and made his way into developing Android apps right from its inception in 2008. He is extremely passionate about mobile. He recently won the Google Glass hackathon held in San Francisco. When he is not working, Tejas likes to play ping pong, his ukulele and the piano -- sometimes at the same time.
David "Lindsay" Reynolds, has been designing professionally for almost 10 years now, 4 of which have been heavily focused on UI Design. After running his own agency, he joined with the Rally Up team to build awesome social, mobile applications. At AOL he did award winning design for everything from Editions to Engadget. Davy is also the co-founder of Thieves, a California-based clothing company that most of us aren't cool enough to wear (but we do anyway)