I’m Chris Furlong
I’ve been doing consumer tech for 20 years. In that time, I’ve survived the dot com bust, built analytic platforms, got a patent, run seven figure ad spends & helped start a half dozen businesses as the product & marketing lead. My products are still used by millions in their day to day lives & have done over a billion dollars in revenue.
I’m best known as the co-founder of Ultra Mobile and Mint Mobile where I served as Chief Product Officer of their parent company. Ultra launched the night of Hurricane Sandy in 2012. In 2015, it topped the Inc. 5000 as the fastest growing private company in America. Mint Mobile launched in 2016 as an online-only value brand designed for digital natives. It had a rather surreal 2019, starting with our first Super Bowl commercial & ending with the actor Ryan Reynolds becoming spokesperson & a fellow co-owner. If you aren’t using Mint, you really should. It’s a great service that will save you a ton of money on wireless.
While working at Ultra & Mint, I also launched a messaging app called Primo which did over 10 million installs, got banned in Saudi Arabia & drove me to the edge of a nervous breakdown. Don’t worry about that though! I took time off to be with my family, write a novella & recharge my batteries. I’m now a somewhat normal human being again.
I can help you with soup to nuts product design & branding in the consumer tech space. My services run the gamut from high-level strategy to nitty-gritty specs. I can’t commit to full on startup life again, but want to stay busy by working on interesting projects. Reach out & let’s create together.