Matt Shobe is the Co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Spare5, a one-year old mobile startup in Seattle. His technology startup, small-company experience goes back nearly 20 years, mostly in Chicago but more recently here in Seattle. Matt worked with the same three other co-founders on three Chicago startups (FeedBurner – sold to Google 2007, Spyonit, and DKA) and learned the ground rules in user experience roles with Accenture and Microsoft, and then in graduate school at UW’s Human Centered Design & Engineering department.

Matt has also spoken on the topic of drones in everyday life and principles for creating great software user experiences.

Matt is an avid distance runner, private pilot, and skier, although no such triathlon exists (yet).