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Co-founder & Head of Engineering
Co-founder & Chief Strategy Officer
Head of City Partnerships
City Success Lead
Head of Product
We're better together — collaboration and co-design shape our processes and partnerships.
We'll never make you read a manual — intuition and ease bring efficiency and delight.
We aim to be helpful, not right — beginner's mind and lifelong learning shape our everyday work.
We're people first — love and respect underlie all we do.
Stae brings open access to the world's civic data in one place, in real-time, and with a uniform API — helping the public and private connect. Over the past three years, we've worked alongside city officials and technologists to build a simple, secure platform that empowers cities to manage data from vendors, integrate data from any sensor, and share data seamlessly over API. Our vision is to enable a truly connected, intelligent city.
Stae was co-founded by tech evangelist and entrepreneur, John Edgar, and engineer, Eric Schoffstall. Before Stae, John was the first Chief Technology Evangelist and VP of Strategy at DigitalOcean, the world's second largest cloud provider. Prior to that, John was the Director of Marketing at Myplanet, co-founder and CMO of Platinum Networks, and Director of Community at deviantART.