Colin Bethea

Software Engineer

Experience

Synthate

Founder
2019 — 2020

Developed robust web applications and products that solve a variety of problems. Also do contract-based projects for startups.

SustainVC

Research Intern
2017

Assembled a comprehensive lead and contact database of over 2,500 investment organizations and family offices for a $25MM social-impact venture capital fund.

STORRSupply

Co-Founder
2016 — 2017

Co-founded and launched a company selling camping gear online. Vetted, sourced, and deployed 80+ products. Developed wholesale sourcing relations overseas.

Crosswind

Community Manager
2014 — 2016

Founded, developed, and successfully ran two separate gaming communities with over 150 members. Coordinated a volunteer staff of 15 people to run community operations.

Achievements

Built profitable SaaS product

Q3 2019

I developed a profitable SaaS application called Athenify in Ruby on Rails. It is essentially a minimalist note-taking and productivity application with an intentionally simple user interface, a robust but clean text editor.

Founded software company

Q2 2019

I founded and incorporated a software company called Synthate, mainly as a legal corporate entity for my SaaS products. However, I also use it on occasion for contracting and freelance client work in Rails for various businesses and entities.

Dabbled in ML

2018

I developed a convolutional neural network in Python with Keras and TensorFlow. This neural network is able to train on and choose images based on predefined labels with a 90% success rate.

Assembled VC Database

2017

I assembled a comprehensive lead and contact database of over 2,500 investment organizations and family offices for a $25MM social-impact VC fund, during an internship at SustainVC.

Launched a Brand

2016

I launched a profitable brand focused on niche camping products, and through targeted CPM marketing, word of mouth, and other strategies we acquired over $300 in sales before closing operations.

Founded a Community

2014

After my favorite gaming community closed down - I took it upon myself to coordinate the development of a new one. We had over 250+ members, 15 staff members, and acquired $500 in donations at our height.

Education

Bradfield CS

Computer Science
2019 — Present

Attending Bradfield CS while working to solidify computer science principles and understanding. Currently using acquired knowledge in entrepreneurial, software engineering contexts.

East Chapel Hill

High School
2015 — 2019

Attended rigorous courses, maintaining 4.2 GPA with eight AP courses and majority honors. Engaged in Model UN, community volunteering, and entrepreneurial extracurriculars.

Skillset

Soft Skills

Business & Marketing
Research
Public Speaking
Writing

Frontend Development

TailwindCSS
ReactJS
NextJS
Redux

Backend Development

Node.js
Ruby
Rails
Python

Design & Protoyping

Illustrator
Photoshop
InVision
Sketch

Web Projects