Social Entrepreneur - CEO at CloudFactory
Computer Software | Nepal, NP
CloudFactory is an online work platform that combines human and machine intelligence to make data valuable. We power a lot of cool human-powered software startups and also help tech companies train up their machine learning algorithms. Our amazing solutions team, work platform and cloud workforce come together to process hundreds of millions of tasks like data capture from receipts/invoices/medical forms, video captioning, image tagging/moderation, and human-powered screen scraping.
I have a passion for technology, business and making a difference in the world around me. In 2008 my wife and I came to Nepal for a two week vacation and decided to stay. What started with me training four young Nepali computer engineers around one iMac on a kitchen table, has grown into a multinational company with 130 full-time staff and 3000+ part-time data entry operators. We built a high tech "factory in the cloud" that powers business processes for companies around the world - its a new way to handle all that routine, repetitive work that lies deep inside every organization. Our innovation is what allows us to dream big and drive towards connecting 1 million people in the developing world to computer work. Along the way we are working to raise up leaders of high character and competency to address poverty in our own communities.
Right now I am splitting my time mostly between our Kathmandu, Nepal and Raleigh/Durham, NC office. I wake up every day and learn something new. My beautiful wife and I love living and raising our kids cross-culturally. As a Christian I love that CloudFactory is a practical way for me to walk out "loving God and loving others". My faith is what drives me to be excellent in business and find ways to make the world around me a bit better than it was yesterday.
Specialties: future of work, online work, social entrepreneurship, startups, crowdsourcing, BPO, impact sourcing, microwork, sustainable development, ICT4D, Ruby on Rails