Squadle CEO, Le Zhang is a Rising Young Tech Star in Boston Magazine article

ILLUSTRATION BY PETER CROWTHER

ILLUSTRATION BY PETER CROWTHER

Bright Young Things

From rocket science to the way we buy our booze, Boston’s rising tech stars are reinventing the city—and the world. What will the future look like? Just ask these wunderkinds, all 35 or under. Kyle Alspach

Boston Magazine | October 2017

The Disruptors ~

Le Zhang
28, Squadle

Le Zhang launched his tech career while still in high school, landing his first software development job at State Street at the ripe old age of 16. “I got to figure out how these big corporations operate,” he says, “but they were way too slow for the kinds of things I wanted to work on.” Fittingly, Zhang’s Kendall Square startup, Squadle, is all about capitalizing on the corporate world’s reluctance to adopt change, offering sensors and automation to digitize operations for two of the last industries that still rely on paper records: retail and restaurants. Customers so far include Dunkin’ Donuts, Sonic, and Chick-fil-A, and that’s just the beginning, Zhang says: “In five years, I can see every multi-unit retail store using our system.”

To see all the other Rising Stars in Boston Tech,

see Bright Young Things  in Boston Magazine, by Kyle Alspach