Jordan Thaeler

Austin, Texas, US

Engineer turned businessman, always asking why
Jordan's Skills
Business Development
Product Management

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

Age Group


About Jordan

I refuse to accept failure. Constant learning, mentoring and hustling are necessary ingredients for success. I'm passionate about value creation, not about fads. I want to improve the world and leave a mark. Expect the same from my peers.

Engineer by training but spent more of my professional time in banking and strategy/biz dev. My real talents are in networking and relationships, and figuring out how to maximize leverage to scale quickly. With my current startup (WhatsBusy) as an example, it took a LONG time but we've cracked distribution in brick and mortar to such a large extent I can't even begin to humble brag about it enough!

I'm always happy to help others in any way I can: the world is a tough enough place as it is. I have a special place in my heart for entrepreneurs since the world doesn't move forward without us.

Looking to meet good people. Our team is a python shop focused on big data from restaurant and retail POS systems (i.e. extracting item-level transaction data). As a business guy I could explain how this is literally an untapped multi-billion dollar opportunity (if you're at all familiar with Nielsen Buy you'll understand the implications immediately). Always looking for more founders to connect with and share ideas.

If our work seems interesting, reach out!


Everybody is a Genius. But If You Judge a Fish by Its Ability to Climb a Tree, It Will Live Its Whole Life Believing that It is Stupid - possibly Einstein


University of Arkansas

BS Finance, Biomed Engineering and Minor Accounting

2004 - 2008


Accepted by and rejected Techstars offer