Luc Succes

Creator of Renown Mobile Apps (Spotify, Artsy, Drizzy), Web3 CTO

I'm a passionate technologist with a deep love for fashion, art, and music. As the Co-Founder & CTO of Seasons, I created a members-only subscription service offering access to the most coveted menswear and streetwear brands right in the heart of NYC.


Before that, I was the Tech Lead at Artsy, where I led a team of engineers to enhance the art-buying experience, making it as brilliant as the art itself. My journey also took me to Often, a design and tech company where I co-founded and archite…

Luc Succes

Work

Experience

  • Blaze

    Blaze

    Co-Founder

    May 2023 - Present

    Our mission is to create the best payments experience on the planet for modern nomads.

    • Built backend api and web3 integrations
    • Built and launched mobile app
  • Seasons

    Seasons

    Co-Founder & CTO

    Jul 2019 - Feb 2022

    A members-only subscription service to the most coveted menswear and streetwear brands.

    • Seasons is a New York-based fashion rental platform designed to foster access, community, and sustainability. We’ve curated a mix of luxury menswear, streetwear, and avant-garde designers, creating an exclusive rental library for our members in NYC.
  • Artsy

    Artsy

    Tech Lead

    Jul 2018 - Sep 2019

    Artsy envisions a future where everyone is moved by art every day. To get there, we’re expanding the art market to support more artists and art around the world. As the leading marketplace to discover, buy, and sell fine art, Artsy believes that the process of buying art should be as brilliant as art itself. That’s why we’re dedicated to making a joyful, welcoming experience that connects collectors with the artists and artworks they love.

    • Led team of eight engineers to build and ship a location-based show guide feature in partnership with BMW.
    • Collaborated with Design team to create out a React component library based on internal design system
    • Contributed to several React Native open-source projects
  • Artsy

    Artsy

    Senior Software Engineer

    Jan 2017 - Sep 2019

    Artsy envisions a future where everyone is moved by art every day. To get there, we’re expanding the art market to support more artists and art around the world. As the leading marketplace to discover, buy, and sell fine art, Artsy believes that the process of buying art should be as brilliant as art itself. That’s why we’re dedicated to making a joyful, welcoming experience that connects collectors with the artists and artworks they love.

    • Worked on several mobile and web products and infrastructure primarily using JS, React and React Native.
  • Often

    Often

    Co-Founder & CTO

    Jun 2015 - Dec 2016

    Often is a design and technology company empowering people everywhere to create, discover, and share. Our mission is to push platform limitations through experimental projects and provide innovative tools for the future. Founded in 2015, Often, Inc. is based in New York City.

    • Designed and built backend services and client architecture for Often including several iOS apps and an admin dashboard.
  • Spotify

    Spotify

    Software Engineer

    Jun 2013 - Jun 2015

    Our mission is to unlock the potential of human creativity—by giving a million creative artists the opportunity to live off their art and billions of fans the opportunity to enjoy and be inspired by it. Spotify transformed music listening forever when it launched in Sweden in 2008. Discover, manage and share over 70m tracks for free, or upgrade to Spotify Premium to access exclusive features including offline mode, improved sound quality, and an ad-free music listening experience. Today, Spotify is the most popular global audio streaming service with 365m users, including 165m subscribers across 178 markets. We are the largest driver of revenue to the music business today.

    • I work primarily on the iOS, web and desktop client. My responsibilities also include deploying and releasing A/B tests. My current focus is mainly the radio feature in our iOS app.
  • YieldMo

    YieldMo

    Software Engineer

    Jun 2012 - May 2013

    Making attention actionable!

    • Designed and Implemented frontend architecture for ad serving, internal tools and admin panels.
  • New York University

    New York University

    Software Engineer

    Jun 2011 - Sep 2011

    Official LinkedIn page of New York University

    • Rebuilt student management system from scratch increasing response time by 60%.
    • Scaled and deployed system to the cloud.

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