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Dabble is a peer-to-peer marketplace for great classes in the community. Our platform connects 4,500+ teachers w/ 75,000+ learners around the world.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location Chicago, IL, US
  • Currency USD
  • Founded May 2011
  • Employees 3
  • Incorporation Type C-corp
  • Website

Company Summary

Dabble is a marketplace for in-person classes in the community. Dabble empowers users to explore interests as well as monetize skills by teaching. Through our platform at, we connect people offline, all in the name of learning and exploration. Classes range from Glass Blowing to Graphic Design and Coding to Calligraphy. Dabble launched in May 2011 and has more than 50,000+ users who both take & teach classes around the world.


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    CEO & Chief Dabbler

    Jay oversees the vision, growth and national operations for Dabble. Jay’s enthusiasm for Dabble led him to approach the company to take on a leadership role in expanding Dabble. A proven entrepreneur, Jay has started several startups including EcoUrban, Mission to Zero & Whats Up Magazine.

  • Jeremy brings over 15 years managing teams from corporate America to nonprofits including experience as a Lieutenant in the US Army to Dabble.

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    CTO / Director of Technology

    Software developer managing projects in a wide variety of business applications. Particularly interested in web applications and agile development methodologies.

    * software development, agile methodologies, lean
    * internet application architecture
    * responsive web apps & mobile development
    * Ruby and Ruby and Rails,
    * javascript, coffeescript, node,
    * backbone, spinejs, angularjs, meteor, react, react-native
    * mysql, postgresql


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    Jeff Carter
    Founder, Hyde Park Angels

Previous Investors

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    KGC Capital