MassTLC names Mustbin as a Finalist for Innovative Technology of the Year

This evening, I attended the MassTLC summer awards gala. After having been recently awarded the 2014 MITX award for Most Innovative Mobile App, I was just blown away that we were named a finalist for the MassTLC awards. There are some truly great folks we’re up against and I honestly believe any one of these companies deserves to win it. Shout out to Openbay, Padiant, Ping4, and SavingStar. Best of luck folks! See you in September!

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My opinion piece on Privacy and UX was picked up by Wired

I wrote an opinion piece on why user privacy is a central component of user experience and should not be treated as separate:

It seems clear to me that privacy should be part of User Experience — they are unified already. But companies don’t think this way. In fact, most people just think of UX as closely related to UI affordances and the simplicity and delight of a product, but it’s so much bigger.

Some thoughts in the piece about how we approach building Mustbin:

From the beginning, we’ve forced ourselves to solve the privacy and security problems while creating a user experience filled with delight. We’re determined to earn our users’ trust by protecting their privacy above everything else.

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VentureFizz: Mustbin – A Digital Safe Haven for What’s Important

A local piece on how Mustbin was started. I built a client-side prototype in 2 weeks. After hiring a few folks, we built functioning prototype, including back-end infrastructure in 2 months. And an an MVP in 4 months. Our team is the definition of Lean and Agile.

The Mustbin team started building the product in January 2013 and had an MVP built within 4 months, which they got into the hands of investors, friends, family, etc.

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TechCrunch Meetup Boston

This was an awesome event. We went armed with what felt like a thousand t-shirts and sunglasses (which were both a HUGE hit). Oh yeah and we captivated the folks that dropped by our booth.

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Forbes: Boston’s Mustbin Encrypts, Stores Photos Of Vital Documents

As Mahajan explained in a December 13 interview, “We truly believe our Guides are a key feature. For people like my wife who are super organized, they have a sense of ‘what’ it is they need to record and store. For the vast majority, getting started and knowing what is important to store is hard and we believe Mustbin’s mobile-first approach and guided interface brings it to a level where it is accessible to all.”

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