As an engineering program manager at Apple, Gloria Lin was part of a group that conceptualized and built initial prototypes for what is now Apple Pay.
She moved on from the tech behemoth to become the seventh employee at Flipboard. As head of product at the news aggregator, Lin led the growth of Flipboard’s user base from zero to more than 100 million users across 14 international markets.
After taking a year off to travel, Lin went on to become Stripe’s first product management hire and worked on a variety of products, including Stripe Checkout, Stripe Dashboard and internal risk and identity systems.
But long before she worked in the technology industry, Lin was the daughter of the owner of a trade contracting business. The challenges her father faced as a business owner in the construction industry always stayed in the back of her mind, so when Lin got the entrepreneurial itch, it was a natural move to help start a company that helped trade contractors better control their finances. And today that company, Siteline, is emerging from stealth with $18.4 million in…