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Kirk Ouimet Scan & Stack Part 1

Kirk Ouimet Scan & Stack Part 1

Kirk Ouimet, Co-founder of Scan and Founder of Stack

In this episode of Founder’s Field Notes, Jason Klug, CEO and Founder of Klugonyx, chats with Kirk Ouimet. Kirk is a programmer, inventor, entrepreneur, and investor who co-founded Scan, and is currently working on a new project called Stack.
Cora Egolf
February 21, 2023

We had such a great conversation with Kirk that we had to split it into two parts. In Part 1, we dive deep into Kirk's background and learn how he got into programming and hacking. Kirk also shares the story of how he co-founded Scan and grew it into a successful company, including details on the Scan app that was downloaded over 250 million times!!

If you're interested in learning from successful founders and gaining insights into the startup world, you won't want to miss this episode of Founder’s Field Notes!

About Kirk Ouimet:

Kirk Ouimet is a computer programmer, inventor, entrepreneur, and investor. He is a co-founder of Scan, Inc., a computer vision company that created a popular consumer app called Scan, which raised $10M in funding and was downloaded over 250 million times! Kirk successfully helped sell Scan Inc. to Snap Inc. and integrated its scanning technology into Snapchat, providing his team and investors with $100M+ in returns when Snap went public. At Snap, he led engineering teams in Los Angeles and Utah, where he helped scale the engineering team from 30 to over 1,000 engineers, authored over 20 patents, and built the creative tools used by hundreds of millions of Snapchat users.

In addition to his work in the tech industry, Kirk is an avid cryptocurrency enthusiast and actively participates in the space. He is currently focused on investing in and advising Web3 companies and DAOs, and is an LP/Mentor for Web3 at Convoi Ventures. Kirk's other interests include nanotechnology, artificial general intelligence, biological immortality, and games.

Prior to his work at Scan and Snap, Kirk created several other web-related projects, including, a website that can track connections between sites as they travel thousands of miles and hop continents, and, a platform where users generate and promote content on pages. Kirk is now starting a new AI driven health supplement company called Stack.

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Founder's Field Notes is a must-watch for any founder or aspiring entrepreneur. This show is a unique blend of business education and inspiration, aimed at helping founders and future entrepreneurs overcome the struggles of starting and running a business. Jason Klug, Founder and CEO of Klugonyx, chats with fellow experts in the entrepreneurship world to provide in-depth analysis and expert advice on the most pressing issues facing today's business owners. So, if you're looking to take your business to the next level, tune in bi-weekly to Founder's Field Notes!

About Klugonyx:

Klugonyx is a leading full service product development company that specializes in bringing innovative ideas to life. With years of experience in the industry, Klugonyx has a proven track record of helping clients turn their visions into successful products.

At Klugonyx, we provide end-to-end services to support our clients through every step of the product development process. From ideation and engineering to prototyping and manufacturing sourcing, we work closely with our clients to ensure their ideas become a reality!

We work with clients across all industries, and our goal is to be an educational and collaborative asset to them throughout the entire product development journey. Our team in Salt Lake City, UT, brings together a wealth of expertise and experience, while our team of 35+ professionals in China provides boots-on-the-ground support and white-glove service to help manage and source all aspects of manufacturing.

At Klugonyx, we believe that innovation is the key to success, and we are committed to delivering cutting-edge solutions that exceed our clients' expectations. With our comprehensive product development services, we provide a one-stop-shop for all your product development needs. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you turn your ideas into reality.

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