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Snap’s Timothy Sehn is emerging from retirement to start Liquidata



Timothy Sehn
Timothy Sehn, Snap
Inc.’s former senior vice president of engineering and now CEO
and co-founder of Liquidata


  • Timothy Sehn, Snap’s former senior vice president
    of engineering, announced Monday night that he’s no longer
    retired an will be founding a company called Liquidata, along
    with two other former Snap engineers.
  • Liquidata is a Data as a Service company headquartered
    in Santa Monica.
  • The company plans to release its first product in early

Last November, Timothy Sehn,
Snap’s then senior vice president of engineering, made headlines
when he announced he was

leaving the


On Monday night he announced that
he has emerged with a brand new startup.

On LinkedIn,

Sehn posted

that he will be starting a
company called Liquidata with two former Snapchat employees:
former software developer Aaron Son, who left the company in
July, and former software engineer Brian Hendriks who just left
the company in August.

Liquidata will be a Data as a
Service company, and be headquartered in Santa Monica.

Data as a Service refers to the provision of data and data-driven
insights to customers in order to help with business growth.
These insights can be used for marketing, sales, research, and
more. The company plans to
release its first product in early 2019. 

Sehn, who was one of

Snap’s top and highest-paid

, joined
Snap in September 2013 as one of the


, and he grew
the company’s engineering team by more than 10 times over four
years. His name is on some of Snap’s most significant patents,
which range from “object recognition based photo filters” to
“user interface to augment an image.” He also invented Snapchat

During his time at Snap, Snapchat
also scaled from 5 million to 180 daily active users. He drove
the team building Snapchat products like Stories and Maps and
technically integrating major acquisitions like Bitmoji and

Son and Hendriks also joined Snap
in 2013, and they both stayed for almost five years.

Before joining Snap, Sehn spent
over a decade at Amazon where he started as an intern and
eventually became an engineering director.

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