E20: Brandon Hilkert, Bark


Early in his career, Brandon Hilkert shifted from a mechanical engineering focus to tech support for a school district. Through his exposure to IT operations, he drifted towards software and becoming acquainted with building startup solutions. While considering the purpose, legacy and impact of his work, he was approached by his co-founder to create something to alert parents of potential online dangers for kids. This conversation ultimately led to the start of a simple, yet sophisticated internet safety solution for parents and kids... called Bark.


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