Goldman Sachs, Forbes 30 Under 30, Thiel Fellow, Harvard CS

Site updated as of

February 11, 2023

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

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.

IntroI'm a product-focused designer and developer who is currently building Clay, the most beautifully powerful way to be thoughtful with your personal and professional network.

Most recently, I helped build the product management 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.

Previously, I co-founded a startup in the developer tools space attempting to simplify the process of setting up new development environments. I also interned at tech-focused investment bank Allen & Company and hardware company Jawbone, where I helped to design the UP Coffee app.

Goldman Sachs Marquee / GS Marquee

Work Experience: Goldman Sachs Marquee

Over 3 years, we built 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 — and if you're interested, they're hiring.

Some stats

Because everything is #quantified nowadays


8.74 hours of sleep last night, getting 1.18 hours of REM sleep and 0.54 hours of deep sleep



Steps walked so far today, versus 4461 steps walked yesterday



calories burned so far today



hours of productive time on my computer yesterday, representing 82% of all computer time

heart rate


bpm average heart rate today, with a min of 53 bpm and a max of 127 bpm

Side project: Macaw & Daily140

Macaw is a beautiful iOS app that collects the best tweets and new users for you to read and follow. Over 5000 people — including Ashton Kutcher and some senior people at Twitter — use Macaw to catch up on what their Twitter network thought was most interesting each day.

TechCrunch and Product Hunt had some nice things to say about it. Download it for free today, or try a lightweight email version of it called Daily 140.

writingMore detailed pieces on products, psychology, business, and other topics.

BooksToo many books, too little time.

Now playing

Lone Digger by Caravan Palace

Now reading

LLM Visualization

or see previous »

Built with ♥ in New York City