Heylo launched in 2019 as a platform for groups. And then the pandemic struck.
We were told that we’re crazy to work with groups during COVID-19. Maybe we should give up, or go digital, or try to get our old jobs back, etc.
We couldn’t do it. Groups are too important. A great group can help us find passion, make improvement and feel connected. We started working on Heylo because we experienced how amazing, and how challenging, groups can be.
Our dream is to help people get off the couch, put down their phone, and go connect with the people around them. It’s hard doing it by yourself. But shared experiences can make the biggest impact. We believe groups are the best way forward.
It's hard work leading a group. And it's not always easy being a member. But now groups have a team that's on their side.
Co-Founder and CEO
Eric worked at Google for 5 years helping with strategy, investing and acquisitions. As a Corporate Development Principal, he led investments into companies like SpaceX and advised on Google's growth strategy for products such as Waze, VR and Photos. He also helped create Alphabet and its companies including Waymo, Verily and The Production Board. Prior, he worked at Greentech Capital Advisors and Credit Suisse and graduated from Wesleyan University with a Mathematics Economics BA. He has always been passionate about being active with great people.
Co-Founder and CTO
Brandon worked at Google for 12 years most recently as a Staff Engineer. With wide-ranging technical expertise in web development, infrastructure and analytics, he worked across many of Google's products including Google Maps, YouTube, Ads and Infrastructure. He led engineering teams from California to Tokyo (where he resided for 5 years). He graduated from the University of Alberta with a BS in Computer Science. He is passionate about connecting everyone with inspiring, active and healthy people and loves exploring the outdoors with his wife Reiko.