Allen Chan

Seattle, Washington, US

Allen's Skills
Product Management
User Experience

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

Age Group


About Allen

Raised in beautiful Vancouver BC, worked in Taiwan for a few years and now in Seattle. You can learn more about me at

Currently on a mission to connect people F2F in real life with— i.e the opposite of what VR is doing.
- I open boxes of ideas for people
- I am great at breaking things (in a good way)
- I am also awesome at building things

Have a strong curiosity and interest in just about everything. Loves great products with great designs — especially ones that enrich people's lives or are empathetic.

- Worked on a ton of version 1 products at corporations & startups
- Founded/Co-founded 3 startups to-date
- Worked at a startup that was acquired by Google
- Got my bartending license way back in 2005
- No publications (unless Medium counts)
- No awards (at least none that you'll have heard of)

Work Experience

Lead UX Design


January 2012 - January 2013

Sr. UX Design Lead


January 2013 - January 2016

UX Design


January 2011 - January 2012

Sr. UI Design Lead

Trend Micro

January 2008 - January 2011

Fo-founder / Design & Brand chief

Yong Feng Ding Corp.

January 2009 - January 2011

UX Design Chief

AskMinka (Rentryway Inc)

January 2015 - January 2016


June 2016 - Today



January 2017 - Today

Mayo wants to bring people closer together in-person, and in the moment! We achieve this by letting users broadcast small helps they need in person to those right around them, then those that can help then reach out! These small helps that usually go unnoticed because people don't want to bother others, or don't know who to turn to—like needing an iPhone charger in a coffee shop. No one wants to ask 10 tables to try get a charger. Or have you lost something in the park? Someone else has probably seen it...if only you could reach them. We think if enabled, these micro-interactions are the perfect opportunities to meet people near you and build trust among strangers. Do something good or get helped, and pass it on. It’s just the right thing to do.

Co-working Space

Wework (Westlake, Seattle)

2016 - Today