Sandy Jen

Co-Founder, Meebo

Panel Discussion: Starting Your Start-Up: Success Stories from Women Who Took A Chance on Themselves

Sandy Jen is Vice President of Engineering and Cofounder of Meebo, one of the Web's fastest growing consumer Internet companies that enables over 170 million users to share and connect with their friends online. Jen leads Meebo's engineering team and is responsible for the company's backend technology and innovations.

Jen, along with friends Seth Sternberg and Elaine Wherry, started Meebo in 2005 with one goal in mind: to connect people to their friends across the Web. Jen has ultimately been responsible for ensuring that Meebo's engineering efforts are well-equipped to handle all the people and the over 8,000 websites who use Meebo today.

Jen began her engineering career at San Jose-based Xilinx, the first semiconductor company, as an enterprise software developer. She spent more than two years there with a fabless manufacturing model. Originally an aspiring art student, Jen switched gears and decided to help start Meebo.

Jen, a rock climber and Ultimate Frisbee player, mentors young entrepreneurs and students in her spare time. She graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, and is a recent recipient of the Founders Fund TechFellows Award in Engineering Leadership.