Last updated: 2021-11
Yo, I'm Jared 🍍 AF Scheib. I'm an entrepreneur & founder building transformative experiences in video communication & collaboration technology, furniture, and pineapple. Transformation is a powerful theme for me personally, creatively, & in business.
I'm originally from Texas, lived a spell in California, was a nomadic artist-entrepreneur for a while, and now call New York City home.
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closing out two bangin' In Pineapple We Trust pineapple-in-your-mouth pop-ups the only way we know that makes sense anymore.. #pineappleaf #🍍 #InPineappleWeTrust ~ much love and gratitude to everyone who pineappled hard, crew and guests -- 70 total mouths to feed glory to, sold out one and nearly the other! 🙏🏼🍍✨🤙🏼❤️ more photos & video to come!
In late 2020, I co-founded Pineapple AF, PBC, a seriously ridiculous pineapple technology startup 🍍. Our mission is to create tools for people to have healthy relationships. I'd love to pineapple with you.
In mid 2020, I co-founded Bizmuth, a transformative furniture collection of beautiful solid wood tables, case goods, and accessories that embody stories of transformation. I'd love for you to see how it resonates with you.
I've mentored software engineers & product managers. I've advised startups & small businesses. Personal and professional transformation is a way of life for me, and I'm grateful to the educational programs, friends, family, stranger-friends, the internet, technology, art, & real angels in my life who have supported my transformation through my myriad iterations. <3
Before Pineapple AF & Bizmuth, I helped build growth technology startups as a software engineer, product manager, and many-hat-wearer. Two were VC-backed Y-Combinator companies, Paperspace and InfluxData. At InfluxData I built a cloud DevOps platform for observability, i.e. cloud software infrastructure to monitor & keep up systems by capturing, visualizing, & analyzing real-time & historical time series data. At Paperspace I built a general-purpose cloud Artificial Intelligence platform for teams & individuals to build, train, & collaborate on machine learning & deep learning models. Both of these products are technical tools used by other software engineers & AI/ML/DL engineers.
Prior to technology & furniture, I was an artist-entrepreneur in film, theater, & fine art. One of the movies I directed, produced, edited, & distributed is The Mayor, a 70-min documentary about old people living life to the fullest in a retirement community in Texas, especially focusing on an 88-year-old tailchaser back on the dating scene.
I also directed & dramaturged plays for the stage. Two of my theater works are Doodu Boy & Wrestles with Machista. Both are one-person, autobiographical plays – hilarious & dramatic stories of personal transformation & growth – performed by the person whose story it is, & woven from the fabric of their lives, like personal documentaries on stage.
In addition to film & theater, I co-founded & ran Cecelia Webber Art, where I championed Cecelia's artwork by making it accessible online, believing in its appeal. It went viral, and I managed, sold, & distributed her visual fine art around the world. Check out Cecelia's beautiful art about humanity's intimate connection to nature.
As a consultant & advisor, among other ventures I've supported my parents to start & build their Texas cookie company, Eileen's Pralines – ask for the pineapple one! 🍍
I'd love to hear from you. What moves you? What's alive in you? What inspires you? Pineapple me about it! 🍍🤙🏼✨
You can find more about me & watch some of my short films below.