Andrew Pickin

Programming, Technical, Business Development

Manchester, United Kingdom

Background

Startup Experience

Founded 1 startup

Age Group

25-35

About Andrew

I am currently co-founder and CTO of two fashion search engines in Turkey and India. I'm half-Turkish which is why I launched a site in Turkey. We launched in India because it's a growth market. Our sites are similar to the US site www.shopstyle.com. In Turkey we are the leading fashion search engine with around 1.2 million visits per month.

I'm working part-time on the fashion sites and have time to get involved with other projects. I have some ideas for a mobile dating app and would like to find partners to work on that. I'm also open to partnering with other founders/startups.

I'm not a fully-qualified developer but I'm experienced managing developers, and have often outsourced development work to Ukraine and Belarus. I'm comfortable with most programming languages/technologies including PHP, MySQL, Solr, Apache, Lucene, Python, Java, JavaScript, Linux, etc.

I'm also fairly experienced with ecommerce in general, and with search engine optimisation and PPC (AdWords and Facebook Ads).

Education

University of Bristol

MSc, Computer Science

2010 - 2011

University of Cambridge

BA, Philosophy

2004 - 2006

University of Warwick

BSc, Mathematics

2000 - 2003