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Kevin Hale

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Kevin Hale is a partner and investor at Y Combinator, which provides seed funding to startups. He works with their portfolio of companies on user experience design, product development and customer support.

In 2006, he co-founded Wufoo, which was one of the earliest Y Combinator funded startups. The online form builder was ranked by Jakob Nielson as one of the best application UIs of 2008 and later acquired by SurveyMonkey in 2011. Kevin only raised $100K during the life of his company, but gave a return to his investors of over 30,000%.

Before Wufoo, he wrote about interface design issues on Particletree.com and served as Editor-in-Chief of the web development magazine, Treehouse.