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CliqStart is a mobile social network that enables associations & individuals to create branded communities & empowers members to ACT on the community exchange.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Mobile
  • Location San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded February 2014
  • Employees 5
  • Website

Company Summary

CliqStart empowers community owners & members to communicate & get involved, but most importantly to ACT by affecting policies, raising funds, purchasing products or organizing rallies within their trusted communities on the CliqStart app. CliqStart's Audience: Non-profits, Charities (Greenpeace, MSF), Political Parties & Action Committees (DNC, RNC), Religious Groups (Lakewood church), Universities (LSE, LBS), You & Me.


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    Founder & CEO

    9 years of corporate advertising, PR and broadcasting experience. Founded Yasmo Live Ltd. in the UK in 2010. Former Ogilvy Corporate Advertising Manager with an MSc in Media & Communications from London School of Economics. Areti speaks Greek, Portuguese, French and Italian.

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    Rob Kasper
    Co-Founder & CTO

    10 Years of experience in mobile software platform development, systems architecture and system maintenance. Designed and supported mobile social platforms that scaled from thousands of unique visitors a month to several million in 6 months.

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    Scott Ritchie
    VP of Business Development & Partnerships

    10 Years of experience in mobile product marketing and business development with mobile content & media platforms, applications & ad networks. Co-Founded a mobile social networking company and drove partnerships/usage/traffic to global top 50 mobile destination. Raised over $100m for companies he founded & directed by leading strategic investors such as Qualcomm, Vodafone, NTT & Orange Ventures.

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    Bob Welch
    Chief Financial Officer

    Over 40 years of CEO & CFO experience, Bob is currently CEO of Coast Ventures, LLC, a financial consulting firm to emerging growth companies to assist in profitable growth, equity financings & M&A transactions. Prior to Coast, CEO of Telegra, co-founded 1996 & sold to HP (Agilent) in 1999. Prior to Telegra, CEO of Zitel 1979-1987, IPO in 1983 (ZITL:Nasdaq). Series 62 & 79 Investment Banking Licenses.

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    Raphael Mazet
    Community Engagement Director

    10 years experience running public affairs and government relations campaigns for companies ranging
    from Fortune 100 multinationals to technology start-ups. Previously Brazil Country Manager at Speyside
    Corporate Relations, with clients including Visa, Amgen, eBay, BlackBerry, Jaguar Land Rover and Uber amongst many others. Previous roles at Brunswick Group and Royal Bank of Canada.


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    Reed Smith

Previous Investors

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    Robert W.
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    Steven G.