Erik Kjell

Erik Kjell is a Seattle-based executive with 12 years of experience leading product strategy, design, and development. He loves reconciling product and financial performance to accelerate growth. Erik consults companies in Austin, Seattle, San Francisco, and New York.

He was recently Co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Tomorrow, whose award-winning product was the first acquisition by Ethos in 2022 after its $100M investment from SoftBank. Erik is also an active angel investor for pre-seed stage companies with notable investments in Coinbase and Instacart.

Erik Kjell

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Role

Product Lead

Dates

Month, 2018 - Month, 2019

Accomplishments

  • Built a team of 6 developers specializing in A.I. and data science to make a new search engine
  • Seed-funded a startup from concept to MVP in 3 months
  • Conceived of a new approach to natural language processing (NLP) to measure sentiment
  • Created an algorithm that separated signal from noise in unstructured data
  • Achieved a combined relevance and confidence of 95%
  • Applied the algorithm to public data sets at a volume of 1B posts per week
  • Negotiated a 1-year global Twitter firehose partnership
  • Built an automated net prompter score (NPS) for the top 1,000 consumer brands
  • Optimized the model to infer intent for user acquisition, retention, and churn in social data
  • Learned the risk of building a product on a 3rd party data when renewal cost increased 10x

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Erik Kjell is a Seattle-based executive with 12 years of experience leading product strategy, design, and development. He loves reconciling product and financial performance to accelerate growth. Erik consults companies in Austin, Seattle, San Francisco, and New York.

He was recently Co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Tomorrow, whose award-winning product was the first acquisition by Ethos in 2022 after its $100M investment from SoftBank. Erik is also an active angel investor for pre-seed stage companies with notable investments in Coinbase and Instacart.