team
Lia Qu
2019/5/17

Stylish Engineer

Lia works on the enterprise side of product at Polarr. Before joining Polarr, Lia has spent time working across QA, software development, and product management. Outside of work, you can find Lia living life as a fashion blogger on Instagram (@anotherdaylia).

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Roy Yongyu Wang
2019/5/17

Street Singer

Yongyu is an Android engineer at Polarr. Before Polarr, he used to work at Baidu and Samsung. He spends most of his spare time on singing and traveling because he believes all these moments will be lost in time, like tears in the rain.

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Alex Lee
2019/5/17

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.

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Alexandre Oliveira
2019/5/17

Head of Product

Studied computer science at MIT but spent the last years learning how to design useful products and understand customers' problems. Previously co-founded SimplePrints and led it for seven years until it was profitable and 20 people-strong. Loves learning languages and new technologies.

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Borui Wang
2019/5/17

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.

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Clement Tam
2019/5/17

People and Ops - US

Clement, a SoCal native, now firmly rooted in the Bay, handles all things People, Recruitment and Business Ops for the US arm of Polarr. Before Polarr, he managed People Ops and Recruitment @ Ditto Technologies, a startup in the AR space. A graduate of CAL, he finds great delight in poking fun @ Stanford, though recognizes the fact that Sanford football > CAL Football. During his off time, Clement enjoys “being a foodie,” engaging in discussions about random topics, reading Wikipedia articles, concerts, cars and has recently taken up photography.

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Colin Lv
2019/5/17

Android Lead

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.

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Daniel Vershinin
2019/5/17

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.

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Daping Guo
2019/5/17

Android Monkey

Daping focuses on Polarr SDK for Android. Before Polarr, he worked in blockchain technology and always believes Bitcoin will be the future of internet money.

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Derek Yan
2019/5/17

Architect

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.

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Gexin Han
2019/5/17

Head of Web Architecture

Gexin hails to Polarr from China. He is the person responsible for all things backend at Polarr. Gexin lives by one rule - Intelligently do stupid things and foolishly do intelligent things.

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Jake Pyne
2019/5/17

Jake of all trades

Jake is a software engineer living in Barcelona. He brings experience from the engineering team of a high growth startup, as well as HCI research projects, a digital design agency, and a film post-production studio in the UK.

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Johannes Heidecke
2019/5/17

AI Researcher

Johannes works remotely as an AI researcher from Germany and Spain. He studied artificial intelligence in Barcelona and is now trying to teach computers to do the thinking for him. At Polarr, Johannes investigates and implements new models and approaches while trying to keep up with arXiv. In his free time, he enjoys climbing, hiking, and making music.

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Lara Neich
2019/5/17

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.

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Mark Paraschuk
2019/5/17

Youngblood

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.

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Mike Wei
2019/5/17

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.

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Mohammed Tauseef
2019/5/17

Sourcerer

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.

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Oisín Benson
2019/5/17

Resident Chess Player

Former physicist and machine taught chess player, who now trains machines. After cutting his teeth on the Irish tech scene, he decided on a Polarr shift. Fan of The Foundation Trilogy and Greg Egan. Enhance specialist and occasional homebrewer.

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Patrick Yu
2019/5/17

Software Alchemist

Patrick is a full-stack engineer supporting Polarr from Australia. He currently works on the backend stuff, but in his spare time, he does a little bit of everything, even tinkering with electronics. He loves all sorts of games, be it video games, board games, or even social deduction games.

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Ritesh Pakala
2019/5/17

Software Developer

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.

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Sam Sabri
2019/5/17

Growth gardener

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.

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Sean Kent
2019/5/17

Knife Thrower

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.

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Tiger
2019/5/17

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.

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Timothy Kautz
2019/5/17

Developer Extraordinaire

Tim joined Polarr in February 2019. Before that, he spent time at a few different startups and a digital ad agency. Tim works on all of our iOS and Mac apps - like Polarr Photo Editor and 24FPS. When not hanging out with his fellow Polarrians, he enjoys art and spending time with his family.

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Victoria Flores
2019/5/17

Day Dreamer

Victoria is an experience design chameleon who studied Art, Architecture, Theater Design (BA) and Computer Science (HCI) at Stanford. Aside from UX research and design development for Polarr’s Dev platform, she can be found brewing, crossword-ing, furniture designing, or painting.

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Vladislav Samsonov
2019/5/17

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.

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Water Chen
2019/5/17

Designer

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.

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Wenchi Cheng
2019/5/17

Android dev

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.

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Xiao Liang
2019/5/17

Magician

After co-founding Polarr, Xiao joined Tencent Games for three years before reuniting with the team. He is now working on cross-border communication as well as the operations of Polarr China. When not working, he is mostly playing FPS games or collecting playing cards.

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Yi Ye
2019/5/17

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.

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Yuhe
2019/5/17

Chief Physicist

Yuhe is a physics PhD who used to spend most of her time observing electrons and research on quantum hall effects. She joined Polarr to work on exciting and awesome projects to take a break from creating tiny black holes.

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