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Welcoming Xiao Guo as VP of Engineering

Today, I’m thrilled to welcome Xiao Guo as VP of Engineering at Bolt. Xiao brings an incredible mix of technical know-how, experience scaling engineering organizations through unprecedented growth, and empathetic leadership skills. We’re so excited to have her join Bolt. (Read Xiao’s first-hand account on why she joined Bolt here.)

Xiao is adept at leading strong cross-functional teams for companies that are growing fast. Previously, she was an engineering leader at Instacart and Uber.

At Instacart, her portfolio included a variety of mission-critical areas including bringing dozens of national retailers to the platform, powering the best-in-class growth and ecommerce shopping experience, and scaling the system to serve a surge in customers during the COVID pandemic. As an engineering leader at Uber, Xiao led important efforts such as the global launch of the rider app, driver app redesign, and rewrite.

She’s a proven expert on leading technical teams to solve business problems while driving unprecedented growth. Her engineering leadership roles required innovation at rapid scale while ensuring customers had a delightful experience. Her experience scaling products and technologies will be crucial to helping Bolt democratize commerce by setting a new standard for buying and selling online.

Xiao is also passionate about giving back to the community. She actively works on making technology a more inclusive place for women and she mentors multiple women in tech.

Here are some of Xiao’s own words on joining the Bolt team:

“It was going to take a lot to pull me away from the fun I was having but then I heard from Maju and Ryan about the Bolt vision and the huge challenge Bolt is solving. Maju is deeply impressive with his profound insights of the ecommerce industry. He leads with a humble style that always puts customers and his team first.

And Ryan is one of the most inspirational leaders I’ve ever met. He clearly has a brilliant mind and has positioned Bolt well to have a positive impact on where ecommerce can go. He doesn’t lose sight of the operational excellence needed to get the big things done, though. Also, he’s a lot of fun.

I met with other members of the team and was blown away by their intelligence, dedication and passion. The team has already accomplished so much, as shown by the amazing customers, retailers and partners Bolt has.

I’m thrilled to help Bolt achieve its mission of democratizing commerce.”

Xiao is a critical piece of our engineering team but she won’t be doing it alone. We’re looking for product and engineering talents at all levels. If you’re interested in joining a diverse team that’s tackling hard problems, reach out to Xiao ( xiao.guo[at]bolt.com) and tell us why you’d be a good fit.

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