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Venture Growth | Product Management | Software Development | Strategy Advisory
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Dan Shao

Venture Growth | Product Management | Software Development | Strategy Advisory
Hey there! I'm a tech enthusiast with a rock-solid background in growth hacking, product management, and software development. My journey blends a passion for Electrical Engineering and Computer Science with hands-on experience in software architecture, where I've designed and coded in languages such as Golang, Python, Objective C, Javascript, Perl/CGI and honed my skills in dynamic tech stacks. As a seasoned product manager, I've successfully navigated the intersection of user needs and technical innovation, steering product strategies for optimal growth. From leading software teams at IBM to co-founding a startup that delved into machine learning and natural language processing, I bring a unique blend of technical prowess, product expertise, and entrepreneurial flair. My expertise in growth hacking working with early stage startups around the world involves leveraging lean startup methodologies and data-driven decision-making to drive business success. I'm excited to bring this multifaceted skill set to contribute effectively in roles that demand a dynamic blend of technical proficiency and strategic vision.
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SOSV
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Quantic School of Business and Technology
Taipei City, Taiwan

Professional Background

  • Current status
    Unemployed
    Ready to interview
  • Profession
    Software Engineer
    Other
    Project / Product Management
  • Fields
  • Work experience
    10-15 years (10-15 years relevant)
  • Management
  • Skills
    Golang
    Javascript
    Perl
    Objective-C
    Solidity
    DevOps
    Growth
    Product
    Software Architecture
    Cloud
    Software Engineering
    Blockchain
    Communication
    Product management
    Product growth
    Venture growth
  • Languages
    English
    Native or Bilingual
    Chinese
    Fluent
  • Highest level of education
    Master

Job search preferences

  • Desired job type
    Full-time
    Interested in working remotely
  • Desired positions
    Product Manager / Product Growth
  • Desired work locations
  • Freelance

Work Experience

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Senior Product Growth Manager

Oct 2018 - Nov 2023
5 yrs 2 mos
SOSV (US$1.3 billion AUM) is a global venture capital firm providing multi-stage capital to support big ideas. - Mixpanel, Amplitude, Google Analytics, AppsFlyer, Segment, Firebase, Meta Ads, Google Ads, Financial Modeling - Work with C-level executives to develop growth models that help identify and prioritize growth opportunities across B2B and B2C products. - Work with product and marketing leads to implement data infrastructure for qualitative and quantitative data. - Design and launch experiments based on data-driven insights in order to build confidence and manage risk across acquisition, activation, retention, and revenue. - Analyze experiments to validate and refine growth-focused product changes. - Generalize learnings into a framework and best practices for generating growth across SOSV’s portfolio. - Perform technical due diligence on potential investments.

Consultant / Developer

Dec 2021 - Aug 2023
1 yr 9 mos
- Java, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, MySQL, Svelte, GCP, Azure, and MySQL. - Created and enhanced an online English pronunciation SaaS Edtech AI platform. - Led data management efforts for Business and Product intelligence utilizing Mixpanel and Looker. - Set up marketing email drip campaigns via Hubspot and CustomerIO.

Lead Blockchain Engineer

Oct 2017 - Oct 2018
1 yr 1 mo
BlockEx is a Digital Asset Platform. The DAxP is an institutional grade exchange with Blockchain asset origination, dematerialisation and life-cycle management tools. Blockex offers a full white label brokerage solution that comes with leveraged trading, social trading, OTC desk and full back office and pre-integrated with affiliate system. Upon launch BlockEx Exchange offers BTC, ETH, LTC trading, for sophisticated and institutional traders it will also offer Blockchain based smart bonds, following the release of the Bond programme. The company will offer full life-cycle programmes for Trade Finance, Private Equities and Syndicated Loans. The DAxP modular infrastructure framework allows for custom Blockchain integrations for financial services, capital markets and governments. BlockEx DAxP collapses origination, issuance, asset servicing, exchange, clearing, settlement and reporting. - Golang, JavaScript, Solidity, Python, Hyperledger, Ethereum - Design and deliver blockchain based solutions for prospective customers by assisting sales, identifying business requirements and technical scope of work, and developing software proof of concepts. - Sales/Pre-Sales in their journey to bring more B2B customers for BlockEx’s Digital Asset Exchange Platform white label solution and BlockEx’s Initial Coin Offering (ICO).
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Lead Blockchain Engineer

Nov 2017 - May 2018
7 mos
BlockEx is a Digital Asset Platform. The DAxP is an institutional grade exchange with Blockchain asset origination, dematerialisation and life-cycle management tools. Blockex offers a full white label brokerage solution that comes with leveraged trading, social trading, OTC desk and full back office and pre-integrated with affiliate system. Upon launch BlockEx Exchange offers BTC, ETH, LTC trading, for sophisticated and institutional traders it will also offer Blockchain based smart bonds, following the release of the Bond programme. The company will offer full life-cycle programmes for Trade Finance, Private Equities and Syndicated Loans. The DAxP modular infrastructure framework allows for custom Blockchain integrations for financial services, capital markets and governments. BlockEx DAxP collapses origination, issuance, asset servicing, exchange, clearing, settlement and reporting. - Sales/Pre-Sales in their journey to bring more B2B customers. - Develop engineering team with the new requirements from the business world. - Design and develop blockchain application solutions for clients.
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Software Product Manager

Oct 2015 - Nov 2017
2 yrs 2 mos
- Golang, Objective-C, Python, Shell Script, Fastlane, Terraform, Vagrant, Consul, AWS, Docker - Responsible for software architecture and software development for products including a cloud-based VPN appliance (Subspace) and a mobile iOS application for interfacing with WiFi repeaters (British Telecommunications Whole Home Wi-Fi). - Develop and maintain client relationships for mobile and cloud software products and services across various industries in AWS.

Co-Founder

Jul 2014 - Sep 2015
1 yr 3 mos
- Objective-C, Python - Utilize machine learning and natural language processing techniques intertwined with novel methods of user interaction to develop an educational product application based around analysis of pronunciation and prosody for spoken languages.
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Intellectual Property Consultant

May 2013 - Jul 2014
1 yr 3 mos
- Provide guidance and analysis with regard to patent landscape analysis, prior art analysis and patent filing, patent litigation support, copyrights and trademark infringement to various Foxconn’s business units, partners, and invested companies.
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N Series System Storage Staff Engineer and ASUP Project Manager

Nov 2011 - May 2013
1 yr 7 mos
- Engage with cross functional teams to manage and prioritize delivery of sustaining activity for product deliverables. - Led software engineering team through iterations of software testing and upgrades based on product specifications.
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Scientific Programmer

Sep 2008 - May 2011
2 yrs 9 mos
- Perl/CGI, Sybase, MySQL, and Javascript - Responsible for development and maintenance of the SeaWiFS Bio-optical Archive and Storage System. - Development of data-driven modeling and visualizations for a web-based application.

Education

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Master of Business Administration (MBA)
2019 - 2020
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Bachelor of Science (BS)
Electrical Engineering Computer Science
2004 - 2008
High School Diploma
2000 - 2004