Bryan Woods

Co-founded Rhino ($100mm+ ARR), serial founding engineer with multiple exits

I cofounded Rhino, which created a new industry in security deposit insurance, has saved renters billions of dollars, and has generated hundreds of millions of dollars of revenue.


Before that, I was a founding or seed stage engineer at startups that were acquired by Facebook, IAC, Samsung, and Nike.


I've been building web software since the '90s and venture-backed startups since the aughts.


Areas of expertise:


  • Getting a product to market
  • Hiring technical talent
  • Scaling up & down
  • Performance optimization
  • Simplifying infrastructure
  • Analytics & business intelligence
  • Solving thorny technical problems
  • B2B & Enterprise sales
  • Assessing team performance
  • Cybersecurity & SOC 2
  • Etc.
Bryan Woods

Work

Experience

  • Rhino

    Co-founder & CTO

    Feb 2017 - Present

    • Saved renters nearly $2B
  • PS Dept (acq by Nike)

    Director of Engineering

    Jul 2015 - Jul 2017

    • Sourced and shipped a snakeskin Birkin bag same-day for a gala that evening
  • Samsung

    Staff Engineer

    Jul 2014 - Jul 2015

    • Worked on a greenfield smart TV product
  • HowAboutWe (acq by IAC)

    Lead Engineer / Senior Manager

    Nov 2010 - Jul 2014

    • Wrote algorithms that led to marriages and even some babies
  • Drop.io (acq by Facebook)

    Solutions Engineer / Developer Advocate

    Jul 2010 - Oct 2010

    • Empowered developers to build rich media applications at a time when that was more difficult

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