As an entrepreneur, Tyler has had his hand in the tech world since college. Tyler naturally gravitated to the tech industry through his love of code and front-end development. He successfully sold a previous dating/matchmaking startup to a Microsoft-backed company in the summer of 2013. Tyler has created products and companies that help better the industry that they pertain to, and he has brought that expertise to DevMountain.
Tyler Richards is co-founder of DevMountain, an industry-leading code school nestled in the heart of the Intermountain West. Founded by fellow coders, Tyler and his team love sharing their craft to empower the next wave of programmers and entrepreneurs. Now with 60 employees and over 400 graduates from the program, Tyler leads business and marketing efforts at DevMountain.
Originally from Seattle WA, Tyler moved to Provo, UT to attend BYU, where he majored in Business Administration with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship. Tyler was recently named to Peak Venture’s The Peak 100 listing their top entrepreneurs in Utah and surrounding areas.
After the sale of Tyler's first company in the summer of 2013 Tyler joined a medical genomics startup called Tute Genomics. As the very 1st employee and Director of Business Development Tyler helped Tute Genomics change the way businesses and consumers digest genomic data.
Tute Genomics uses big data technology and years of research to create an application to analyze human genomes faster and more accurately than other competing services. As Tyler jumped head first into the medical world, working with pharmaceutical behemoths, PhD and Doctors it taught him a new side of tech.
Tute has most recently raised an A round of funding of over $3M. Tyler left Tute Genomics when he founded DevMountain in 2014.
MatchMate was a web, mobile, and facebook dating applications to research, rate, and review you latest crush. MatchMate was acquired back in fall of 2013 by a Microsoft backed company named (at the time) LikeBright.
MatchMate was started by himself and two partners in 2011. Starting off as a Facebook Application, the business model pivoted a couple times ultimately finding strong footings in the mobile application industry. The idea has always been the same; Matchmaking. Tyler started MatchMate with his co-founders to set out to conquer the task of relationship discovery.
The idea was based on friends of friends dating so it was the safest and most effective way to meet people online.
LikeBright has since taken down the site to integrate it into their own suite of tools.
DevMountain is an industry-leading code school nestled in the heart of the Wasatch Mountains. Started by Tyler and 2 other superb gentlemen, DevMountain fills the skills gap by delivering capable engineers to the only increasing demand in the tech industry.
Since 2013, DevMountain maintains its reputation of being the most accessible and impactful code school in the country by bringing affordability to the highest quality, hands-on education in the industry. DevMountain's expert faculty love sharing their craft and empowering the next wave of programmers and entrepreneurs.
With two locations in both Salt Lake City and Provo, DevMountain offers a variety of 12-week course different skill-specific curriculums for inspiring devs to choose from. Since launch, DevMountain has graduated over 300 students who go on to launch successful careers at tech companies such as Zendesk, Reddit, Domo, MX and more.
Made in 2014
Logo Layover is Tyler's first try at an iPhone application, an experience you can read about on his blog. Through out Tyler's entrepreneurial ventures he has been over design/front-end development/social and other design centric tasks. He always found himself struggling to brand his company's content in a mobile setting.
Logo Layover takes care of that problem for digital mobile marketers. Logo Layover is an iPhone application that allows digital/mobile marketers to place a logo over company specific branded pictures. Check it out on the iOS App Store here.
Logo Layover has had thousands of downloads, 10s of thousands of pictures made, and is continuing to help brands around the world.
Garish Apparel was started by Tyler when he was a junior in High School. It started from doodles in the classroom to ending up on his own t-shirts.
Tyler started wearing the shirts around town because he thought they were the coolest thing since Gap Hoodies. To Tyler's surprise, people started asking where they can purchase the shirts. That was the birth of Garish Apparel. Tyler started putting designs on t-shirts, hats, sweatshirts, and anything else he could afford.
Tyler grew the company for years as a hobby but it became more than that. He recalls a time when he sold over 500 shirts in under an hour outside the BYU stadium.
Unfortunately Tyler no longer has dedicated time or website for the clothing. But Tyler still loves, to this day, to design and create his own apparel.
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