Zachary Hamed - Building Clay, Previously Goldman Sachs Marquee | Forbes 30 Under 30 | Harvard

ZMH

10

πŸŒ’

MONDAY
June
2024

Zach Hamed is a design-focused engineer who enjoys designing, building, and selling software.

I’m currently co-founder and co-CEO of Clay, a beautiful and private home for your personal and professional relationships. Previously, I helped build the product team at Goldman Sachs, co-founded a startup in the enterprise developer tools space, and some other stuff I'll talk about below.

Clay is a beautiful personal CRM, contact manager, and rolodex for people across industries who want to be more thoughtful with the people they know.

Clay won Best Work & Productivity App, awarded by both judges and the People's Choice, in the 26th Annual Webby Awards Internet Celebration.

We’ve raised $8 million from top-tier investors like Forerunner Ventures (early investors in Glossier, Warby Parker, and Chime), General Catalyst (early investors in Airbnb, Stripe, and Snap),

and forward-thinking executives from a diverse set of companies and organizations including Linkedin, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Airbnb, Airtable, the NFL, the Obama White House, Hollywood, and more.

Me, by the numbers

5034

1806

steps walked so far today, versus 14132 steps walked yesterday

calories burned so far today

67

4.04

hours of productive time on my computer yesterday, representing 81% of all computer time

bpm average heart rate today, with a min of 53 bpm and a max of 119 bpm

Now listening to

7.32

by

U2

hours of sleep last night, getting 1.43 hours of REM sleep and 0.49 hours of deep sleep

Now reading

Before Clay, I helped build the product team for Goldman Sachs’ web platform Marquee, which caters to institutional clients.

In three years, we scaled from a one-pizza team to a ten-pizza team, increasing trades through our web and API offerings to billions of dollars.

Marquee is now one of the most sophisticated fintech platforms in institutional finance, allowing Goldman's biggest clients to read research reports, analyze their portfolios, understand their risk, and execute trades.

We also built an entire API platform, allowing developers to interact with the bank programmatically and enabling an entirely new interaction and business model for our clients.

The team is now a startup within Goldman Sachs, with product, design, and engineering dedicated to transforming the future of institutional finance. Watch our CIO-turned-CFO Marty Chavez discuss what we built.

Blogposts

Read more over at blog.zmh.org

Migrating from Medium to Micro.blog

1 year ago #Essays


Spring cleaning

1 year ago #Essays


Flashlights

3 years ago #Stuff I use


Moccamaster coffee makers

4 years ago #Stuff I use


Vacuums

4 years ago #Stuff I use


Moving to zmh.org

4 months ago #Essays


πŸ“ Big Sky, Montana

5 months ago #Travel


Chief Justice John Roberts on Bad Luck

10 months ago #Essays


Daily 140 and Macaw, RIP (2014 - 2023)

1 year ago #Essays


πŸ—ΊοΈ India

1 year ago #Essays #Travel


Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image

Bookshelves

A collection of recent reads or books I want to check out soon. Full list at my bookshelf.