Doug Petkanics

Founder at Livepeer - Decentralized Live Streaming

New York, NY

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I am an entrepreneur and software engineer. I'm currently Co-founder at Livepeer, where we're building a decentralized live video broadcast platform. I previously co-founded Wildcard and Hyperpublic, and served as VP Engineering at both. Hyperpublic was acquired by Groupon in February 2012. I'm excited about challenges in blockchain and decentralization focused technology, as well as challenges involved in building, leading, and scaling effective engineering organizations. Past software development experience includes data focused architecture, agile development (Ruby/Rails, Python), mobile development (iPhone, Android), enterprise web applications, mission control software for the Department of Defense, modifications to the Bittorrent protocol, and contributions to the original XQuery implementation.

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Infura
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Figment
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Dec 2016 - Present

Livepeer

Founder, CEO

Livepeer is a platform for decentralized live video broadcast on the internet. By combining a blockchain based crypto-token protocol with sound economic incentives and an open media server, Livepeer will aim to deliver a broadcasting solution that is cheaper, more scalable, and more decentralized than existing platforms.

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Jan 2013 - Dec 2016

Wildcard Inc

Co-founder and VP Engineering

At Wildcard we built a native publishing platform and browser for the mobile web. I served as VP Engineering, leading a talented team solving problems in data structuring, web emulation, network performance, mobile development and interface/product design. Our product was awarded one of Apple's Apps of the Year in 2015.

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Feb 2012 - Nov 2012

Groupon

Member of Technical Staff

Jan 2010 - Feb 2012

Hyperpublic (acquired by Groupon)

Co-Founder, VP Engineering

Hyperpublic was a data platform organizing the world's local information. Hyperpublic was acquired by Groupon in February 2012.

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May 2008 - Nov 2009

Frogmetrics

Entrepreneur and Software Developer

Lead platform development implementing tablet based survey software in Python and C.

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Jul 2006 - May 2008

Accenture

Analyst

I worked in the Custom Software Architecture group, architecting and building large enterprise systems.

May 2005 - Aug 2005

Anzus, Inc.

Intern

May 2004 - Aug 2004

AT&T Labs Research

Intern

Education

2002 - 2006

University of Pennsylvania

BSE, Computer Science

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