Los Angeles, CA & New York, NY (PRWEB) February 28, 2012
Hatch Labs Inc. today announced that Sean Rad, former president and founder of Ad.ly, will join Hatch Labs as the founder of a new mobile startup and former Apple employee Alan Tran has joined the team as Senior Visual Designer. Rad will be responsible for developing and commercializing an innovative location-based product, while Tran will co-lead visual design projects across Hatch Labs startups.
Prior to joining Hatch, Rad founded Ad.ly, the largest platform for celebrity endorsements in social media, with the top 1,000+ celebrities in social media and 30,000+ endorsements for over 150 brands. With Hatch Labs Rad will oversee a new development team in Los Angeles beginning today.
During his tenure at Apple, Tran worked on new user interface designs for key platforms including iOS, OSX and Apple TV. Tran joins Hatch Lab’s NY office alongside award-winning senior designer Juyoung Ryu, who previously spearheaded experimental UI development at Nokia and Patricia Adler, an award-winning product designer and new media artist across the U.S. and Europe.
“Sean and Alan are valuable additions to our already stellar entrepreneurial team. We’re proud to attract more proven talent to design new concepts and improve mobility through products born out of the Lab,” said Hatch Labs CEO Dinesh Moorjani. “Building enduring mobile businesses starts with insanely-motivated talent, common visions, and an unrelenting desire to overcome obstacles. This explosive cocktail of startup attributes is precisely why Rad and Tran are great fits at Hatch, as we embark on our next series of ventures.”
“Dinesh and the team at Hatch Labs have assembled an unparalleled operating model and incentive structure that gives gifted engineers and entrepreneurs a chance to build new startups, without the added burden of having to bootstrap the company or the added pressure from investors for a quick flip,” said Sean Rad.
Hatch Labs creates and delivers value by making existing mobile products work better and breaking ground on new products that improve mobility for billions of wireless device users. With several new businesses already live, and new ventures planned for launch in 2012, Hatch Labs has already applied its scale and expertise to launch businesses like Blu Trumpet, which powers an app monetization and distribution platform for tier one publishers, including many IAC brands across 190 countries.
Interested parties who would like to be considered for open positions at Hatch Labs may send an email to: info(at)hatchlabs(dot)com. You may also follow Hatch @HatchLabs.
About Hatch Labs
Hatch Labs is a technology sandbox for innovative mobile products. With the investment and resources from IAC and Xtreme Labs, Hatch startup teams rapidly prototype new applications and services to best serve the evolving world of mobile. Hatch Labs companies leverage the vast network of IAC, which includes Ask.com, Dictionary.com, CityGrid Media, Match.com, and others, and Xtreme Labs whose client list includes household name brands such as CBS Sports, Evite, Groupon, NBA, and Polaroid. Visit our hatchlings at http://www.hatchlabs.com.
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