Nick Plante

Director of Technology at SOSV & Program Director at HAX NYC / URBAN-X

Nick Plante is a product developer and software architect, with experience bringing dozens of web, mobile, and IoT products to market over his career as an entrepreneur and consultant. An advisor to HAX since its founding in 2012, Nick joined SOSV full-time in 2015 to lead product and technology efforts, and now lends his experience to help companies across our accelerator programs and portfolio.

Prior to joining SOSV, Nick co-founded several companies, including Mogotest and Wefunder, and consulted for a variety of businesses ranging from small product startups to Fortune 500 companies. He has made significant contributions in the areas of developer ecosystem tools (Docmeta, Mogotest), open source, e-commerce (Wantful), and crowdfunding (Wefunder and the US JOBS Act, shaping the future of equity crowdfunding). He also created the RumbleX hackathon series, the largest online development competition of its kind. Nick is passionate about open source, lean software principles, connected hardware, democratization of finance, and urban / local sustainability. He is a published author and a board member at a local-first non-profit.

Nick holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from Northeastern University in Boston.