Efraim Pettersson Ivener

CEO @eKita, hacker since 12, 7 startups since 16, software architect. Philanthropist. Techpreneur. Academic.

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What I Do

I'm a technologist through & through. I see where technology is going, I understand its ebbs and flows, & have much passion in pursuing its potential.
I also see techbubbles & always have a little laugh while I watch them pop (because they always do).
I excel at leading, as part of the team itself.


I'm a hacker, a natural leader, & a complete diehard when I get busy on something...

I have vision, especially in technology, knowing where it will go and how to take it there.

I have co-founded and/or been the lead/senior engineer behind more than 5 startups, all of them successful.
I have also been involved in some of the giants; including .NET at Microsoft, Ask.com, and IBM's Java SDK for mobiles which led to smartphones.
I consider those the more menial roles though.

In startup life I have done everything: from building entire engineering teams to architecting enterprise scale applications. Cross-platform, multi-tiered, you name it, I've done it.
Although this has oft put me in the shoes of a jack-of-all-trades, it suits me well as a visionary leader who can understand and contribute to technology no matter what language, platform, or environment. It also has given me a solid ability to architect systems that cross technologies seamlessly which is a somewhat rare gift.

What I'm Looking For

Looking for more engineering talent within web-driven applications & cloud-based technologies.