Ben Shyong

I am interested in building high value businesses and products that leverage technology to deliver delightful experiences at scale
About me

Chicago Booth MBA, product manager, software engineer

I have built and launched products in consumer web, healthcare and government as a startup founder and software engineer. Enjoy eliminating toil in both business and engineering domains.

Interested in fintech, healthcare, data, and B2B SaaS. Experience ranging from SW/HW development to synthetic biology to finance/investments.

BTC wallet: 1FvFe4wHd5es1cRH17bdBXbmQjpaGfruzK

Work
2016 - present

Ad Hoc

Ad Hoc is a software design and engineering company that came out of the successful HealthCare.gov rescue effort.

I’ve worked with US Digital Service and US Veteran Affairs on digital modernization efforts and built several products to significantly improve delivery of and access to essential Veteran benefits and services.

2015

Lynchpin

Lynchpin is a CRM, marketing, and data analytics platform that helps health insurers better detect member health intent and manage risk.

2014

Assembly

Assembly is an online platform and global community reaching 4.5 million users that enables users to develop apps and APIs with each other.

Product manager on portfolio of open-source projects built by engineers and designers across 36 different countries. Backed by investors including Y Combinator, Union Square Ventures, Thrive Capital, and Collaborative Fund.

2012

Meddik

Dropped out of medical school to start Meddik, a platform that helps the 117 million people in the US with chronic conditions share their conditions, symptoms, and treatments and learn from the collective experience of others. Backed by angel investors and VCs including Collaborative Fund and Founder Collective.

2010

Boba Bros

BobaBros is a premium bubble tea shop serving the University of Pennsylvania. Had a great time building a new brand from scratch and formulating original recipies for authentic made-to-order boba, Taiwanese teas, and other beverages.

About me

Chicago Booth MBA, product manager, software engineer

I have built and launched products in consumer web, healthcare and government as a startup founder and software engineer. Enjoy eliminating toil in both business and engineering domains.

Interested in fintech, healthcare, data, and B2B SaaS. Experience ranging from SW/HW development to synthetic biology to finance/investments.

BTC wallet: 1FvFe4wHd5es1cRH17bdBXbmQjpaGfruzK

Investments
  • Clover - technology-first Medicare Advantage insurer
  • NxThera - water vapor powered ablative therapies
  • Kin Insurance - tech-driven home and property insurer
  • Bitmain - world's largest crypto mining ASIC designer
  • Sanguine - targeted, on-demand patient recruitment
  • Stowaway Cosmetics - right-sized, travel-ready cosmetics
  • Conversion Robots - high response customer acquisition and analytics
  • Higher Ground Education - mainstreaming and modernizing Montessori education
Projects
  • Github code - Various open source projects
  • µWave - A texting, tweeting, youtube video playing microwave. First place winner at PennApps Data Hackathon.
  • WiiConductor - Control the tempo and volume of Garage Band tracks with a Nintendo Wiimote. 24-hour hack completed at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC.
  • Synthetic biology - Developed light-based cell signaling system with precise, temporal control, using Human Embryonic Kidney (HEK) 293T cells. Co-founder of the inaugural Penn iGEM synthetic biology team.
  • SeptaNOW - Real-time tracking of SEPTA regional trains and comprehensive map of locations to buy tokens and passes. Audience's choice winner at PennApps Hackathon
  • Xiggit - Student textbook exchange and price comparison tool.
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