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Rich Thornett

founder · product designer · software developer · advisor

I’m an advisor to startups and software companies. I assist with product design, direction, and positioning; software engineering and architecture; hiring product teams; and making introductions to potential partners and investors. Interested in collaborating? Let’s talk.

I’ve been building software for over twenty years at blue chips and startups, but I’m best known as co-founder of Dribbble, a social network where designers share work, build a following, find inspiration, and get hired. It’s arguably the design industry’s most influential community, featuring premier jobs, top teams, and global meetups. I bootstrapped Dribbble with my friend Dan and led product design and development for eight years until we sold the company in 2017.

I live on Boston’s North Shore in Salem, Massachusetts with my supastah wife, Susanna, and our two obstreperous delightfully irreverent children. I’m passionate about puns, podcasts, local and impact investing, bootstrapped startups, and basketball. Occasionally, I dunk.

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