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Leap2 is a real-time web search and collaboration platform that gives consumers the ability to edit and share search results across social networks.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location Kansas City, KS, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2011
  • Employees 7
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Company Summary

Leap2 is focused on reinventing search with a collaborative platform that will allow searchers to edit, share, and impact results across social networks. The search collaboration platform, called, will leverage the company’s proprietary 'meta real-time search engine' that ranks web content based on real-time information (Twitter, Facebook, news, etc.).


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    Founder CEO

    Throughout his entrepreneurial career, Mike has co-founded four new ventures, raised more than $7 million dollars of early-stage capital, authored or co-authored 12 patents, and strategically led in the development of a 10-year $600 million dollar technology-based economic development initiative.

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    Tyler Van Winkle
    Product Development and Direction

    Built and led a team of 7 individuals from a pre-funded prototype product, through the funding process, into a full-time, fully functional product development organization. Guided and informed the development of Leap2’s collaborative search platform. Spoken, Presented, and contributed at many Technical and Community events and articles including Kaufman Foundation, BigKC, Silicon Prairie News, Invest Midwest, WTC, and one million cups.

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    Search Technologies and Architecture

    Systems Engineer for the Leap2 Search Platform Development, including:
    Leap2 Meta Real Time Engine
    Leap2 Out of Band Processing Engine
    Leap2 Real Time Stream Processing Engine
    Leap2 Screenshot Service
    Leap2 Distributed Storage System
    Services API Development
    Specializes In:
    Scalable Systems Architecture
    Search Systems
    Web Development (HTML,CSS,JavaScript,jQuery,AJAX)
    Systems Development (Java,Ruby,JRuby,JavaScript,JSON)

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    Mike Marley
    Search Systems Analysis/R&D

    Search System Analysis/R&D related to:
    Real-time data analysis, search algorithm and system architecture development. Researching the application of signal analysis techniques on real-time social data. Statistical and data analysis to quantify and understand relationships between search, news and social networks. Researching calculations and rankings of social users to measure and quantify their impact in a given social network.

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    Search Services Implementation

    Developed and maintains the RESTful JSON API used by all client versions of Leap2
    Engineered a fingerprinting solution for mobile devices to better track device registrations across marketing campaigns
    Created n-gram matrices based on analyzed twitter content to implement both search term autocomplete, and hashtag suggestion.
    Implementing AI solutions for search optimization that integrate crowd-sourced human feedback.


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    Greg Kratofil
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    Business Development Advisor
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    Board representative
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    Dan Carroll
    Board Representative

Previous Investors

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    Lance Lemay (Razorback Capital)
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    Kim Hatfield (Crawley Ventures)
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