We started Crowd Supply based on a single guiding principle: to be the product development platform we'd want to use for our own projects. As engineers and designers, we know the challenges of going from idea to reality, and all the important details in between. We built Crowd Supply from the ground up to handle as many of those details as possible so you can focus on your vision. Find out how Crowd Supply can help you.


Josh Lifton

Josh received his doctorate from the MIT Media Lab and holds a BA in physics and mathematics from Swarthmore College, which is to say he's devoted a significant amount of his time learning how to make things that blink. As head of Crowd Supply's project efforts, he is helping others do the same. Prior to Crowd Supply, Josh worked in a variety of technology settings, from instrumenting thousands of audience members with custom wearable computers for a Cirque du Soleil performance to, most recently, serving as head of engineering at Puppet Labs.

Scott Torborg

Graduating from MIT in 2007, Scott dabbled in hardware engineering for several years, before falling into the world of e-commerce as the CEO of Cart Logic, Inc. Achieving sporadic internet notoriety through projects such as the MIT Disco Dance Floor and TacoCopter, he enjoys pyrotechnics, baking cakes, and long walks on the beach.

Lou Doctor

Lou has a BSEE from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and over thirty years of experience as an entrepreneur, senior executive, and investment banker. Over the span of his career, he has acted as the financial advisor on over 25 M&A transactions totaling over $500M and founded ten technology and e-commerce companies that will do combined total of over $40M in annual sales this year. In his spare time, he enjoys cycling and complaining about politics.

Eric Strom

Eric attended Washington State University where in 2008 he received his B.S. in International Business. The subsequent four years he worked in financial services in London and Portland, OR. Eric's interest in new products and technologies brought him to Crowd Supply, where he is assisting in product curation and business development. In his spare time he can be found with headphones on, or in the great outdoors enjoying all the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

Hannah Prince

Hannah studied History and Studio Art at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR. She has a background in technical photography and multimedia creation. Hannah joined the Crowd Supply team after realizing her natural aptitude for assembling cardboard boxes and overall passion for product fulfillment. She also assists with campaign organization and logistics. In her spare time Hannah enjoys losing hours in a good book, exploring Portland's local food and beer scene, and crushing puzzles.

Frederick Lifton

Fred Lifton is Crowd Supply’s Senior Writer. He has a doctorate in American Literature from Duke University and has previously worked as a tech writer and educator for Reed College, HP, Puppet Labs, and Docker. He brings a wealth of editorial and writing experience, having spent many years working with retailers large and small. Fred enjoys building stuff like furniture and houses and tinkering with electronics. He also likes cycling and hiking and only sometimes resents Portland’s weather.

Advisory Board

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Bunnie Huang
Joe Grand

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