Brad Jester

New York, New York, US

Product & Business
Brad's Skills
Product Development
Product Management
Business Development

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

Age Group


About Brad

I became an entrepreneur out the enjoyment I get from creating and deploying new, useful stuff; as well as building the companies themselves (assembling teams, raising funds, etc). My role on teams is both on the product development side and the business / growth side, shifting more toward management/fundraising/sales related functions as the product matures beyond early releases and the product/engineering team is built out.

Over the past 12 years, I've co-founded an open-source air filtration company in Shanghai; co-founded a solar energy power plant development company based in Hong Kong but operating in Myanmar and Malaysia; co-founded a real estate investment company in San Francisco; and had couple jobs with other renewable energy companies and startups.

Some other experiences that have shaped my thinking:
- Volunteered for 1.5 years Mozambique to provide health education and basic rural infrastructure development
- Volunteered for 6 months in India for an NGO training and employing rural women and youth to perform digital work
- Lived worked in Shanghai, China for 3 years

Currently building JobRobin, a data-driven job marketplace for data science and data analytics professionals. We've built our MVP, successfully brought on clients (from startups to fortune 1000 companies), and I'm now looking for an experienced full stack developer to join as a co-founder to take-over the next phase of development from the development shop that built the MVP. While we've made much progress to date, having a technical lead on the team is vital to this next phase.

This technical co-founder could initially join in a part-time capacity until we raise a next round of funding, or jump right in full-time. For the right person, I'm flexible on the exact arrangement.

If this sounds interesting, reach out and let's have a call.

Our current stack: Python, Django, Postgres, React, REST api

Work Experience

Co-founder & Managing Director

BCI Solar

September 2013 - December 2016

Based in Hong Kong, BCI Solar developed solar pv & renewable energy projects across Southeast Asia.


Cornell University

B.S. Civil & Environmental Engineering

1997 - 2001

Co-working Space

XinCheJian (Shanghai)

2012 - 2014