Daniel Stuart

  • @ds
  • he/him
  • Guelph, ON
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2021

Sep 01, 2021
Sep 01, 2021
Left a role at Bidvine
Took the L
Ended my journey as Co-Founder, Head of Product at Bidvine!

After trying unsuccessfully to raise a new round of funding or finding a net positive buyer for Bidvine, we ended up selling the platform to Bark.com. It was an unfortunate end to 7 years of work. 

We built a great team and great tech, and it was tough to see that team disperse and that tech essentially discarded. 2021 saw us reach the payoff of months of work trying to get fully green on Google's Core Web Vitals. Arguably, we became leaders in understanding and overcoming the technical challenges to highly optimize a React-based marketplace. Also, the work we did using ElasticSearch and a complex, data-rich algorithm to upgrade our marketplace matching is something I'll carry as a major technical achievement.

Thanks to my co-founders, Sohrab Jahanbani and Russ Morgan.
Thanks to the original ones including Dan, Vikas, Jack, Kaho, and Rabi.
Thanks to the next ones including Sarah, Gabriel, Ian and Dakota.
Thanks to the U of Waterloo co-op program for all the support and great staff over our 7 years.

Big thanks to our investors. If you are looking for investment plus the support of great humans, then Andre de Haes and Alex Brunicki from Backed.VC and Gaith Yaffi and Abdullah Yaffi from B&Y Venture Partners should be your first calls. 

Onwards.
Co-Founder, Head of Product, Bidvine
Aug 29, 2021
Aug 29, 2021
Finished a Triathlon

Ironman 70.3 Muskoka

On a wild August day in Huntsville, Ontario I finished Ironman 70.3 Muskoka for the second time and my fifth crack at this distance. The swim was cloudy and tranquil, the bike was rain and lightening, and the run was sunny and hot. It would have been good to switch those strong a bit but I did pretty well. Not my best 70.3 time but so great to be back out and racing. Such a great community. Had a great weekend with my family support team. 
Jun 11, 2021
Jun 11, 2021
Connected on Polywork

The Power of Polywork


Had my first connection request on Polywork today. Maybe it's the strength and stage of the community but this instantly felt so much more relevant and personal - and interesting - than the daily "have you considered outsourcing your development?" messages that I get on LinkedIn. 
May 06, 2021
May 06, 2021
Launched a Product Feature

"Eyes and ears" ideation


Launched our Lead Insights feature to build on the theme of radical transparency. Great uptake so far. This was actually one of those features that didn't take a massive amount of work - it just took listening and looking for ways to help our pros become data-informed and for looking at the kind of daily-use features that would empower them to make smarter decisions on @bidvine. 

Maybe someone calls this "eyes and ears" ideation.
Co-Founder, Head of Product, Bidvine
May 03, 2021
May 03, 2021
Launched a new website
Started using my Polywork profile for my personal website - I mean, kind of a "new website" but this is such an awesome new tool that I think it's worth the shout!
Apr 29, 2021
Apr 29, 2021
Attended board meeting
Sharing our plan for a big strategic decision coming at the next Board. Always be disrupting yourself.
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