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Quang Hoang

Quang Hoang

CEO / Cofounder at Plato

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6 Years



Management Experience

Scaling Team
Building a Team
Company Culture
Managing Expectations

Hello I'm Quang, CEO at Plato. I come from an Engineering Background, graduate from French Engineering Schools Supaero and Polytechnique. I built this company because I found it extremely hard to transition from an engineer who is coding to a manager who is responsible of people who are coding.

Quang is not available in the next 4 weeks.


Ways to make your business start-up profitable
14 March

In that story, I explain how we built the first version of Plato, how we found our first users and how we confirmed the problem as well as validate a first promising solution. Here are some lessons learned from the Plato journey.

Quang Hoang

Quang Hoang

CEO / Cofounder at Plato

Design Sprint is an effective tool to build a Product
21 August

Quang Hoang shares the lessons he learned on how he used design sprint when he and his team designed their product for Plato.

Product Team
Dev Processes
High Performers
Quang Hoang

Quang Hoang

CEO / Cofounder at Plato

Having work agreements in the absence of signed documents as evidence
21 August

Quang Hoang shares advice to a mentee whose role and stake in the company were challenged because his appointment as a co-founder was not supported with a formal document: the Co-founder seemed not interested anymore in honoring their verbal agreement.

Conflict solving
Health / Stress / Burn-Out
Quang Hoang

Quang Hoang

CEO / Cofounder at Plato


Engineering Talks with Plato: Part 1/6 Introduction - 15th May 2017
Quang Hoang
Trailer Plato Event #2: Bringing the best from Silicon Valley to Europe
Yi HuangNidhi GuptaVarun SrinivasanDavid MurrayHala Al-AdwanBrian ZotterQuang HoangShivani Sharma
Engineering Leadership Talks by Plato
Nidhi GuptaVarun SrinivasanDavid MurrayHala Al-AdwanBrian ZotterQuang HoangShivani SharmaYi Huang
"What Makes Life Changing Advice" by Quang Hoang, CEO of Plato
Quang Hoang


Cofounder and CEO


Jan 2017 - current

At Plato (www.platoHQ.com) we're on a mission to help Engineers become better Engineering Leaders. Through seamless integration with Slack, we match tech managers to mentors who are highly experienced engineering leaders from top tech companies, to help resolve challenging management situations. We have amazing mentors in our community who accepted to share their knowledge, including VP Eng Segment, VP Eng Lyft, EM at Facebook, Google, Spotify, Trello, Slack, Netflix… Here is a list: https://www.platohq.com/our\_mentors.html

Winter 2016 batch

Y Combinator

Jan 2016 - Mar 2016

Birdly was part of the Winter 2016 batch of YCombinator. We were one of the 120 startups among more than 5000 applications and 1 of the 2 French startups to participate to this batch.

Chief Executive Officer


Sep 2014 - Jan 2017

Birdly is a YC company (w16) helping engineers become better managers and better leaders. Visit us : http://www.getbirdly.com

Season 6 @ Le Camping (Numa Accelerate)

Le Camping Startup Accelerator

Sep 2014 - Jan 2015

Part of season 6 of Le Caming Acceleration program, Birdly was accelerated with love in Paris. 12 startups accelerated among 360 startups applications

Project Manager @ Innovation department


Sep 2013 - Sep 2014

In charge of open innovation among startups and Total : \- Working on methods to structure an Open innovation cell: partnerships canvas, agile and lean startups methods… \- Identifying and analyzing internal Business Units needs towards innovation and startups \- Sourcing of innovative startups for Total Business units \- Catalysis for several open innovation cases : biomass valorization and digital startups \- Designed a partnership canvas among startups and big corporations

Strategy Consultant


Apr 2013 - Sep 2013

Business strategy consulting. Examples of assignments : \- Business Plan challenge for a Private Equity firm interested in a 500m€ sales company in building industry \- Market study of façade in France, Brazil, Argentina and the US \- Market Sizing of a niche specialty product for a leading chemistry company

Project manager @ Social Impact assessment


Feb 2012 - Aug 2012

Social and environmental performance analysis of IBEKA, an NGO that unlocks the power of hydro for rural areas \- Reported directly to Tri Mumpuni, member of the social entrepreneurs network Ashoka and Social Entrepreneur of the year 2011 by Ernst & Young \- Ran a quantitative analysis on social impact \- Provided strategic recommendations based on observations and analysis on the field

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