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As a long-time technical founder and entrepreneur, I’ve worked with dozens of companies getting their technology platforms and teams up and running. And there are so many common challenges out there, I started ClearlyTech to help make the process more approachable, to demystify the otherwise daunting task of moving from a potent vision to a running product.
An east-coast technical entrepreneur and executive, Will Koffel has founded and worked in numerous startups over the past 15 years, and advises many early-stage entrepreneurs and technical teams. He’s a mentor with the Founder Mentors program and a mentor and judge for the annual Mass Challenge competition.
Will was recently CTO at Thumb, building the largest network ever dedicated to generating instant opinions from real people through mobile devices and the web. Prior, Will worked as the CTO and VP Operations for Sermo, a physicians social media site changing the flow of healthcare information, where he ran Product Management, Engineering, IT and Facilities, and Sermo’s Account Management organization. Starting his career, Will was a founding member of the engineering team at Akamai Technologies (AKAM), where he developed the initial monitoring and reporting tools for Akamai’s worldwide network, and later worked as lead architect for the Akamai customer portal. Will managed a growing consumer division for Internet advertising company Vertro (VTRO) as their Director of Server Development, and subsequently was co-founder and CTO of venture-backed Wis.dm, a consumer social community harnessing the power of Q&A to spark discussions.
Will holds Bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science and in Music Composition from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is based in Boston with his wife Jen and son Dexter.