Kevin Bluer

Kevin Bluer

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About

I'm an entrepreneur with a blend of technical, enterprise, and early-stage startup experience. I've worked with companies such as The Economist, General Assembly, Microsoft, JPMorgan, MTV, and a number of startups.

I hold a masters degree in Technology Management from Columbia University in New York City and am currently the Chief Technology Officer of Nest.vc, an early stage venture capital firm based in Hong Kong.

  • Liquidnet
  • Horizon Media
  • The Economist
  • General Assembly
  • MTV Networks
  • Google

Presentations

Blockchain to Design to Programming to Security to VR.

Past

Curriculum Vitae

  • CTO, Nest.vc

  • Mar 2016 - Present

Nest.vc is full service early-stage venture capital firm focused on helping startups and talented founders from around the world build businesses that apply and commercialise innovation.

  • CEO, Bluer & Company

  • Nov 2011 - Present

Bluer & Company is an early-to-growth stage focused software and strategy consultancy. Alongside full-stack software development, specialties include rapid prototyping, interface design, data visualization, and mobile development. Clients have included The Economist Group, Horizon Media, Google, Leica, AXS Lab, and Liquidnet.

  • Instructor, General Assembly

  • 2012 - Present

Regular teacher at the General Assembly (a global network of campuses for technology, business and design). Courses have included the 10 week Front-End Web Development (covering HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript), Modern Web Application Development (covering Node.js and MongoDB), and Mobile Application Development.

  • Application Development Manager, MTV Networks

  • May 2009 – Jun 2011

Responsible for the development and management of an array of internal and public-facing web applications. The role also encompassed the management of onshore and offshore development teams, as well as relationships with the respective business stakeholders.

  • Senior Architect, Cognizant / JPMorgan

  • Oct 2008 – Apr 2009

Entirely onsite at JP Morgan Chase in New York City, working on the migration from Lotus Notes to MOSS, ASP.NET and Exchange from both a technical and delivery perspective.

  • Senior Develoepr, The Royal Bank of Scotland

  • Aug 2006 – Apr 2008

Initially brought in as a Microsoft .NET developer in the Global Banking and Markets division. Subsequently joined the Project Server and SharePoint roll-out team after completion of the initial contract. Involved in the entire lifecycle from requirements capture, planning, deployment and ongoing customisation and evolution of the solution. Technologies used within the role included MOSS, Microsoft Project Server 2007, Windows Forms, ASP.NET (C#), SQL Server 2005 (including Reporting Services) and Visual Basic for Applications.

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