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CHIPKOS

Social shopping platform that leverages gamification, promotions and social media to improve sales conversions for local & small merchants.

  • Stage $500K in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded June 2011
  • Employees 5
  • Website chipkos.com

Company Summary

Chipkos virtualizes traditional sales programs to small and local merchants by aggregating traffic to a single destination for special promotions. The company started as a small online boutique of apparel items and raised $100K in the first few months of launch through viral campaigns, worldwide press coverage and social media marketing.

Team

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    Ruben Dua
    Cofounder / CEO

    Ruben began his career creating the first job-based social network in 1999 and has gone on to generate notoriety for his efforts in entrepreneurialism, product development and marketing. He has served as an advisor and product developer for several early stage offerings for startups and large companies including Berlitz, Honda, Porsche, and WarnerBros. Ruben is a speaker at MBA programs/trade shows and contributing writer on small business, entre

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    Tarun Vij
    Cofounder / Chief Technical Officer

    Tarun Vij is a technical architect and visionary with over 7 years of experience in PHP, Rails, Java, Python, Android, SQL, MySQL, Javasript, C++, UML, Atlassian JIRA, J2EE & Zend. Tarun most cently was chief architect for WhoWhatWear. Tarun is an Open source advocate, competitive hacker, agile developer & Lean Startup advocate. He has a Bach. of Eng. from Thapar Institute of Engineering Technology and an MBA from Woodbury University.

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    Anand Mahajan
    Backend Programming Lead

    Anand has over 12 years of experience in developing web applications, mobile apps and insanely cool web tools. He is an expert in J2EE, .Net, PHP, MYSQL, ASP with extensive experience in e-commerce solutions. Anand has a VB MCA in Computer Science from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University. Anand's interests include automobiles, travel and quality time with friends and family.

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    Abhinav Pandey
    Frontend Programming Lead

    Abhinav, known as Abhi by his friends, oversees all aspects of web development, social media integration and technical architecture. Abhinav has over ten years of experience in Information Technology. Abhinav's interests include travelling, automobiles, reading, coding apps and making things that you can click on.

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    Emily Dryden
    Sales/Marketing

    Responsible for shopping curation, public relations and business development. Also serves as celebrity liaison.

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    Ganesh Gadge
    PHP Programmer

    6+ years experience in PHP, MYSQL, ASP, E-commerce solutions; B.S.; AISSMS College of Engineering

Advisors

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    Kenneth Kleinberg
    Lawyer
    Unconfirmed
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    Shaw Group
    Accountant
    Unconfirmed

Previous Investors

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    Ruben Dua
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    Priya Dua
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