Mark came straight from USC with a degree in Computer Science and Business Administration to create the iOS apps of Polarr. When he’s not revolutionizing the App Store, he climbs up rocks and makes short films.
Sean is the full-stack web developer of Polarr. From Eureka CA, he is the creator of PhotoGL. He enjoys cooking, gardening, and knife throwing.
All things analytics
Alex grew up in a small and quiet city in Taiwan. Spent a brief time pursuing a career in finance before stepping into tech. Alex then decided to move to the Wild Wild Texas for his MBA and is now part of the growth team at Polarr in CA. His previous adventures include 500 Startups and Deloitte. Alex enjoys baseball, photography, and traveling alone.
Chief Everything Officer
Borui Wang is CEO and founder of Polarr. He is a die-hard photographer graduated from Stanford with a master degree in HCI/AI. Besides building Polarr, he also loves collecting headphones and his hometown Beijing.
Recognized as one of the best Android developer making products used by millions in China, Colin is leading all efforts of Android development and integration tasks in Polarr. He loves racing, body-building and good food.
Director of Vodka
Daniel is the vodka developer and UI guy of Polarr. All the way from Moscow Russia, he is the maker of Simplify for Mac and he still owns a ZX Spectrum.
All the way from Toronto, @derek earned his undergrad degree from U of Waterloo in Mechatronics Eng and Graduate degree in EE from Stanford. On his spare time, Derek enjoys reading history novels, helps out at his home church Santa Clara First Baptist, and follows his hometown sports teams: Leafs, Blue Jays, and Raptors.
All things design
Upon discovering she couldn't learn to surf, Lara Neich left her hometown of Sydney, Australia and moved to New York. Lara handles all things design at Polarr, specializing in UX and UI. Now based in San Francisco, she is once again trying to learn to surf and climb walls.
Senior Android developer
Mike Wei is a senior Android developer. He has many years of experience in developing on mobile platforms including various applications and platform tuning. Before Polarr, he was at Lenovo and Siemens. At his spare time, he likes reading, touring, and jogging. He also spends some time on Biological Engineering such as Medical Image Processing and EEG.
Full-stack engineer at Polarr, Tauseef has a masters degree in Entertainment Technology from Carnegie Mellon. He insists that the whole of world wide web be refactored to functional programming paradigms. In an earlier life he used to be a street-photographer in India, a deckhand in Alaska, and a cat-petting enthusiast.
Business development lead
Preston Lau is the sales and business development lead at Polarr. He is a passionate photographer with a master's degree in Business Administration from Santa Clara University. Before Polarr, he was at Qualcomm and Google.
Silicon Valley native, filmmaker, and musician. Learning how to build worlds from a young age; he honed in on mobile development and full-stack, finding them as key mediums of development expression. Leading him to start two companies, an iOS app and a e-commerce solution, creating beautiful physical products to compliment the companies’ journey. On the side, he likes to tell stories through piano, guitar and the aperture of his camera.
Sam Sabri is head of growth at Polarr. Prior to Polarr, he worked as managing editor at Windows Central and as a marketing manager at Microsoft. At Polarr you'll find him doing most things community, product marketing and PR. When not working, you'll find him developing his photography.
PR and Marketing - China
Tiger is a passionate photographer and a experienced writer who love to ponder on the meaning of photography. He joined the team after reaching the highest scored contributor in Polarr's year long photo competition site.
Computer Vision Wrestler
Studied Computer Science at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. Believes in math and Bayesian reasoning. Fan of Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality book. Used to participate in competitive algorithmic competitions and ACM ICPC in particular. In spare time practicing acrobatics and playing guitar.
Hailing from Taiwan, Water Chen has a soul that is created by sugar, music, video games, and everything nice. When not designing at Polarr, she enjoys traveling alone and working towards being a White Mage.
Wenchi Cheng believes that cross-platform is the future, so that's what he works on at Polarr. He's also a skilled Android developer. If he could clone himself (or have more time), he'd develop a game.
Head of Growth - China
Ye is a ex-laywer turned photographer and writer who's obsessed with teaching people how to make great photos. After realizing Polarr is taking over the world, he decided to join the team.