Tal Flanchraych

I am an
entrepreneur
product person
transhumanist
and
avid shoe shopper

about me

what i do

I'm a professional cynic; startups hire me to help build products that people actually like and want to use. More specifically, I step in to help lead strategy and execution at early-stage startups with a focus on product, customer acquisition, and UX. I have a small team of part-time designers and front-end developers that support me on the execution side.

I also run UX NY, a usability testing meetup group. Previously, I led the team that built all of Bon Jovi's web properties and co-founded Flywheel (formerly known as Cabulous), which is changing the way you hail a cab and making ground transportation more efficient worldwide.

Beyond my day-to-day work, I try to find time to write (essays, passive-aggressive texts to my mother, sloppy n00b code) and am attempting to dabble in real estate. I'm also fascinated by transhumanism, life extension, and behavioral psych.

street cred

Today's Forecast: Sunny with a high chance of shameless self-promotion

Foursquare Global Hackathon 2013 Winner

Volkan Unsal and I are the current Foursquare hackathon title belt holders -- yes, they literally gave us a blinged out wrestling belt -- for building GymShamer.

spotify music apps hackathon

Last year, I teamed up with Toby Matejovsky and Alex Tandy to win the Doritos 5K prize at the Spotify Music Apps Hack Weekend for building Songjitsu, a music-based social game built on Spotify's API and modeled after Apples to Apples.

nj tech design competition

In January, I won the the NJ Tech Meetup/SorinRoyerCooper web design competition. The new site is currently in production. Does this mean I can't talk shit about Jersey anymore?

a few clients

contact me

contact info

tal.flanchraych-at-gmail

Somewhere in Brooklyn