Matt Kennedy

Premium

Los Angeles, California, US

Founder, Product Designer
Matt's Skills
Design
Product Management
Business Development
Technical
Finance
Fundraising
Management
Marketing
Operations
Sales
Strategy
User Experience
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 1 startup

Age Group

36-55

About Matt

I've worked as a Product Design Director at Apple and Netflix. Before that, I founded, ran and sold a digital agency in Los Angeles called 1K.

I'm now working on a start up project called Goodflight. It's somewhat like Waze, but for air turbulence. Turbulence is the #1 source of anxiety for nervous flyers, who make up ~10% of the global population and tend to fly less often than peers due to discomfort associated with flying. Goodflight helps them choose and plan better flights, avoid particularly risky ones, prepare for bumps when needed, and relax with confidence when the air ahead is smooth - all within the context of a helpful community.

I'm looking for a founding engineer to join Goodflight and work on challenges in the areas of mapping, routing, tempero-spatial data analysis and visualization, motion sensor fusion and more. We have good foundation of IP, partnerships in place and we're excited to make a positive life impact for people around the world.

Beyond Goodflight, I continue to work with other entrepreneurs and businesses on various start-up projects. I enjoy helping people refine and validate their product vision and business strategies.

Work Experience

Senior Design Director

Apple

August 2015 - October 2016

I lead the design team for Video Apps at Apple

Founder CEO

1K

October 1999 - October 2013

I founded the company and ran it as CEO for 12 years. I sold the company in 2011 and stayed on as Executive Creative Director for 2.5 years working for our parent company. I managed 4 teams: Design, Development, Content and Marketing.

Director, Product Creative

Netflix

December 2016 - July 2017

Education

Colorado College

Fine Art

1987 - 1991