At Yapp, our mission is to empower people to interact and express themselves.  We aim to do this by democratizing the creation of mobile apps so that anyone – even if they lack technology or design skills or resources and time – can create a mobile app for parts of their lives that matter to them. 

Yapp was founded by Maria Seidman and Luke Melia. A recent transplant to NY, it was Maria’s turn to organize her WINY Group.  Frustrated with the email spamming and Facebook posts, she scoured the web for an easy way to create a good-looking mobile application.  When she couldn’t find one, she created Yapp.  No stranger to apps, before starting Yapp, Maria launched and ran a variety of businesses (include mobile) in her role as Head of Business Development and New Business Incubation for Warner Bros. Digital.

After more than a decade of building products for women (as Director of Technology at Oxygen) and groups (as CTO and GM of WePlay), when Luke heard about Yapp he instantly grasped the vision and plotted to create a Yapp for the Gotham Ruby conference, his volleyball team, his kid’s birthday, his Family reunion…
Type
Private
HQ
New York, US
Founded
2011
Employees
18 (est)
Yapp was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in New York, US

Key People at Yapp

Maria Seidman

Maria Seidman

CEO & Co-Founder
Luke Melia

Luke Melia

CTO & Co-Founder
Kris Selden

Kris Selden

Lead Developer
Ray Cohen

Ray Cohen

Engineer
Leah Dungo

Leah Dungo

Product Designer
Chris LoPresto

Chris LoPresto

Engineer

Yapp Locations

New York, US

Yapp Metrics

Yapp Summary

Founding Date

2011

Time since last funding

over 4 years

Investors

Yapp's latest funding round of $ was in May 2012. In total, Yapp has raised $0.
18% of current employees of Yapp are female and 82% are male.

Yapp Online Presence

Yapp Company Life

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