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…
Company Growth (employees)
New York, US
Size (employees)
11 (est)
Yapp was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in New York, US

Key People/Management at Yapp

Maria Seidman

Maria Seidman

CEO & Co-Founder
Luke Melia

Luke Melia

CTO & Co-Founder
Ray Cohen

Ray Cohen

Chris LoPresto

Chris LoPresto


Yapp Office Locations

Yapp has an office in New York
New York, US (HQ)
366 Amsterdam Ave #230
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Yapp Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date


Total Funding

$1 m

Time since last funding

almost 6 years


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Yapp Online and Social Media Presence

Yapp Company Life and Culture

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