About Otter

Since 2011, our founders have built multiple products, apps and services together, including a home care marketplace HomeHero, and raised collectively over $23 million in venture funding. Mike and Kyle exited two companies together and were named to Forbes "30 Under 30" in Healthcare in 2016.

When we're not screening developers for Otter, we enjoy building Redeeem, a peer-to-peer crypto exchange for digital goods, sharing audible stories on Metastory, or interviewing founders on our fintech podcast Around the Coin.

Developer coworking space in Buenos Aires.

Since entering the Santa Monica and Bay Area tech scene in 2011, our founders have started three companies together and met hundreds of senior-level developers. We know that hiring, screening, managing and retaining top technical talent can be a full-time job. We give startup companies an option to grow their engineering teams at a fraction of the cost of U.S. developers, backed by Otter's quality guarantee.


Kyle

Mike Townsend

Business Development

Mike is an Ironman, active writer and host of "Around the Coin" payments podcast. He sold two tech companies (HomeHero and Zing) and founded a few others. He has attempted three Guinness World Records.


Kyle

Kyle Hill

Engineering

Kyle is a soccer player and enjoys swimming and longboarding. He graduated from Pomona College and served as CEO of two venture-backed startups. He has a playful German Shepherd and aspires to be a Chess Grandmaster.


Kyle

Alex Vazquez

Recruiting

Alex is a seasoned product manager, QA engineer and technical recruiter with deep roots in Buenos Aires. He is Agile and Scrum Master Certified with 10+ years of development experience. He never works while the Argentina football is on TV.


Pray Nadal

Pray Nadal

Recruiting

With a B.S. and Masters degree, Pray is a digital nomad who appreciates diversity and interconnectedness. He started working in Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and became an overseaas manager at a young age. He has worked in sales, customer support and recruiting across multiple industries before joining Otter. Pray enjoys boxing in his spare time.