Patrick Cason

15+ years of experience building web and mobile applications, and 5+ years leading teams of over 80

My journey into tech began when I taught myself to code at 10 years old. I began working as a paid freelancer at 15 and was a senior developer in my freshman year of college. Roughly 12 years later, I've started over 10 companies, many with successful fundraises, and managed remote engineering teams of over 80 individuals from 30 nations.

Most recently, I'm an ex-Meta software engineer and have had the fortune of working directly with some of the largest organizations in the world, such as: Googl…

Patrick Cason


  • I’ve had a consulting relationship with Patrick for the last 5 of those years and he’s really got that perfect balance of having elite technical proficiency, the soft skills required in building and managing teams, and a business mindset to help me plan for the future. He’s built out my product team from nothing and helped launch multiple products, raise capital, and advise me all along the journey. He’s an excellent addition to any non-technical founder, looking for that competitive edge.

    Wesley Belden

    Wesley Belden

    CTO, Raise Financial


  • Raise Financial

    Raise Financial offers financial solutions for the modern saver, bringing together long-term retirement, short-term savings accounts, and 529 college savings all under one roof.

    I've worked as the CTO of Raise for the last 5 years. The system has helped families save over $3m towards future educational expenses and processes over $50k/month in financial transactions.
  • OpenMined

    OpenMined is a non-profit on a mission to help AI researchers understand and predict AI's impact on society. We do this by building AI governance infrastructure using privacy enhancing technologies that helps researchers access AI systems and datasets — to study AI's impact on the world.

    I served in numerous team lead roles, most prominently as the Head of Engineering at OpenMined. In this capacity, I led 80 data scientists, software developers, and cryptographers to develop academic-based, open-source technologies for privacy preserving data science.


  • Raise Financial

    Raise Financial


    Sep 2017 - Present

    Achieving long-term financial stability doesn’t have to be so damn hard. We’re creating the financial tools of the future to help you get ahead today. Raise Financial creates a suite of financial solutions to solve problem disproportionately affecting young Americans.

    • Managed a 5-person engineering team to develop a Next.js and Typescript web application and API using the Stripe, Plaid, Mailchimp, Alpaca, and Twilio APIs.
    • Selected from hundreds of applications to participate in the Rise startup accelerator, created by Barclays, in New York City.
    • Deployed a web application helping hundreds of families save over $3 million towards future education expenses.
    • Scaled the API to process over $50k per month in financial transactions.
  • Meta


    Senior Software Engineer (Contract)

    Oct 2022 - Jun 2024

    Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology. My primary work was with Meta subsidiary "Kustomer" who helps businesses grow by delivering exceptional customer service via phone, email, chat, text, social, messaging and more. Kustomer enables fast, personalized, and efficient customer and agent experiences using complete customer visibility, seamless omnichannel conversations, intelligent automation and easy, no-code customization to adapt to change.

    • Co-authored an Apps SDK for building third-party applications with Kustomer that securely embeds externally-authored code. Committed over 100k lines of code on this project alone.
    • Released 4 production-scale applications for Magento, Klaviyo, Zoom, and Slack using the Apps SDK, one of which closed a backlog of over 30 tickets related to bugs in previous iterations.
    • Wrote all public technical documentation for the Apps SDK, created 8 sample apps, and brought test coverage from 54% to over 95%.
  • OpenMined


    Engineering Team Lead

    Jun 2017 - Jul 2021

    Access to non-public data, AIs, and APIs is hard because of concerns like privacy, security, and IP. If you need more access, or you need to offer more access to others, we build free, open-source, privacy enhancing software that can help. OpenMined is a non-profit on a mission to help researchers access the most important information in the world, and use it to answer the most important questions in the world. We do this by building a new kind of web server, PySyft, which can empower one person to use data owned by another to answer a question — without obtaining a copy of the data. We think it's going to lead to 1000x more data in every scientific field.

    • Managed 80+ remote software engineers, cryptographers, and data scientists across 15 teams to build open-source privacy-preserving libraries in Python, C/C++, Go, Rust, and Typescript.
    • Liaised with external partners (Google, Meta, Microsoft, Twitter, and the University of California) to write grants totaling over $2 million for the purposes of funding internal engineering efforts.
    • Architected over 15 libraries for privacy-enhancing technologies such as: Multi-Party Computation, Homomorphic Encryption, Differential Privacy, Federated Learning, Self-Sovereign Identity, Distributed Computing, and Remote Computation.
    • Developed the world's first open-source libraries for distributed Federated Learning on web (Javascript), Android (Kotlin), iOS (Swift), and server and IoT (Python).
    • Founding member of OpenMined - served in roles primarily related to system development, software design, and community management - ultimately helping to grow the organization to over 14,000 members from over 80 countries.
  • Satchel Health

    Satchel Health

    Lead Front-end Engineer

    May 2014 - Jan 2017

    Provider of telehealth services intended to offer post-acute healthcare across the country. The company's services are offered through a software platform that connects patients with skilled nursing facilities and tracks the use of the system and analyzes the data to improve efficiencies and eliminate waste, enabling patients to get intelligent insights on care delivery and operations and avail necessary treatment whenever required.

    • Designed and developed the organization’s telehealth software for web (Javascript) and Android (Java).
    • Integrated third-party hardware devices like Google Glass and Bluetooth-enabled medical devices to stream health data to a remote clinician in a secure HIPAA-compliant environment.
    • Delivered live patient vital signs and multi-source audio/video feeds via WebRTC in a React.js application, coordinating with a horizontally-scaled Redis pub/sub socket server.
  • Poliana


    Lead Front-end Engineer

    Jun 2013 - Dec 2014

    Poliana is a political data analytics company that explains the political process and campaign finance system through data visualization. We've aggregated the world's largest dataset of political data, over 250 million rows of data surrounding bills, politicians, voting records, and financing.

    • Engineered the entire web application using AngularJS, integrated with a Ruby on Rails API.
    • Implemented D3.js and other advanced data visualization tools to create interactive data visualizations describing the American political system.
    • Aggregated 5 public datasets on the American political system amassing over 110 million rows of unstructured data on lobbying and campaign finance.
  • Ratio


    Senior Web Developer

    Jul 2011 - Aug 2012

    Ratio is a leading authority for brand and growth marketing strategy and execution for healthtech companies. Our methodologies have been forged and proven in the healthcare ecosystem, and our future-focused team of experts, combined with our distinguished advisory board means our clients realize the power of knowledge and experience as we help guide your market engagement in ways that produce great results. Over the past decade, our leadership team has supported a host of companies in achieving their growth marketing goals. With a team of innovative, energetic, and gifted professionals, we strive to produce transformative and inspiring work that empowers clients to connect with healthcare prospects in profound and impactful ways at every inflection point.

    • Created 40+ WordPress websites for clients while also enrolled as a full-time student.
    • Collaborated with a design team using the Adobe Creative Suite to code pixel-perfect, mobile-first websites.
    • Coded 10+ custom PHP plugins to augment functionality on client websites and integrate with CMS’s.

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