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The mobile and social platform that makes social personal. API powered signatures, themes, and social network for lasting words.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location New York City, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded December 2012
  • Employees 7
  • Website

Company Summary

Universal Writing Desk delivers personal and business "lettrs" across social & physical networks. API based architecture enables users (& developers) to create, distribute, signed messages, deliverable through notifications via email, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, & Postal. With an excess of disposable communications we predict a market for meaningful correspondence. #lastingwords


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    Drew Bartkiewicz
    Co-Founder, CEO

    1. Alumnus of, Mashery, BroadVision, UTC
    2. Advisor Founder Apinomic
    3. World Economic Forum
    4. Published Author
    5. Co-founder and board of CloudInsure & CyberFactors
    West Point and Yale Graduate
    6. Advisory to RideScout, APX-Labs, Apinomic, API Stategy

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    John Oliver

    Builds channels, partners, investors around new business models and uses of technology. Former West Point, Yale, Goldman Sachs, Founder.

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    William Conklin
    Creative Director

    All elements of Creative. Former Creative and Digital Advertising at NY'c Mcarry Bowen.

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    Tim Abbott

    Former EMC Sales, West Point Graduate

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    Patrick Poulin
    Growth Hacker

    Developer, hacker, and technologist. Former Usablenet and Getty Images.

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    Araceli Blasco
    Designer, Co-Founder

    European taste, economics flair, penchant for picking the perfect letter experience for words that matter. University of Madrid, BS.
    Expert letterist.

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    Roxanne Krumm
    Lead Designer

    Graphic and animation designer.
    Published. Start up experience across multiple platforms.

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    Kelly Perdew
    Advisory Board

    Board or Advisor Roles:

    * Pandora (NYSE: P, past)
    * LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD, past)
    * Eteamz (Sold to Active Networks - NYSE: ACTV, past)
    * TroopID
    * The DuMont Project
    * GatherGreen
    * FlipTu
    * Scopely
    * Bitium
    * Consensus Point
    * APX Labs
    * RideScout
    * Lettrs

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    Robert Gordon
    Advisory Board

    West Point and Princeton.
    CSO at APX-Labs.
    Appointed by the Secretary of Defense as a member of the Senior Executive Service (DV4, SES 3) to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, serving as the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy, effective July 19, 2010.

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    Vinton G Cerf
    Advisory Board

    Chief Internet Evangelist at Google
    Recognized as grandfather of the Internet

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    Zaki Bernoussi
    Lead Editor & Letterist

    Linguist, marketing, and advertising specialist for tasteful mobile applications.


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    James Stefanick, Dechert LLP, NYC

Previous Investors

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    Union Square Partners
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    Tom Deierlein
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    Craig Cummings