Hi, I'm Derek

Derek Shanahan – Things Maybe You Want To Know

I was born on the East Coast, but I’ve lived in the Chicagoland area most of my life.  In 2009, I moved to Vancouver, Canada.  I spent the first twenty-two years of my life as a soccer player, culminating in two trips to the NCAA National Championships with Stanford University.

I studied Human-Computer Interaction at Stanford, and founded Foodtree in early 2010 with Anthony Nicalo and Shelly Roche.  I also ran Twenty Something Bloggers, the largest personal blogger community in the world from about 2007 to 2011.

After Vancouver, I moved down to SF to help a small company called Playerize, which became SuperRewards and sold to Perk.com in 2016. That same year (same month, actually), Foodtree was sold as well, to a company called Mobify.

I consult on growth and marketing with funded or profitable startups, and now live happily in Denver, Colorado.

This is my personal blog, and shouldn’t be construed to represent anything but my own opinions and thoughts.

The best place to track me down is on twitter [here].  If it’s serious, email me [here].

Written by dshan on February 4, 2009