I've been with the same founding team for 10 years, through 3 startups & 2 acquisitions – Jessica McKellar, CTO & Co-Founder of PilotFeaturedhttps://pilot.com
Hi Leap. My name is Jessica McKellar, and I’m a founder and the CTO of Pilot, a bookkeeping firm powered by software. Pilot raised a $15M Series A earlier this year, is 40 people and growing, and does the books for hundreds of startups and small businesses, including several Leap companies!I have the great honor and pleasure of having worked with the same founding team for 10 years, through 3 startups and 2 acquisitions. Before Pilot, I was a founder and the VP of Engineering for Zulip, a real-time collaboration startup acquired by Dropbox. Before that, I was a computer nerd at MIT who joined my friends at Ksplice, a company building a service for rebootless kernel updates on Linux that was acquired by Oracle.When I’m not working on Pilot, I’m usually working on criminal justice reform initiatives in California and diversity and inclusion initiatives in the Python community.Fun fact: Pilot’s engineering team is over 50% women.I love conversations about starting companies, hiring, building sustainable engineering organizations, management, and more, so please AMA!