Johann Schleier-Smith

Johann is co-founder and CTO at Tagged. He is responsible for building up and expanding our social discovery products that enable and inspire users to meet and socialize with new people.

He has developed various products used by millions, created and managed large-scale infrastructures, innovated software development techniques and built recommendation engines and machine learning systems that move the industry forward.

Starting out as an entrepreneur in college, Johann launched a dozen businesses in collaboration with co-founder Greg Tseng before focusing on social networking in 2004. He pursued a Ph.D. in Physics at Stanford for several years, and holds an A.B. in Physics and Mathematics from Harvard University.