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OurCommonPlace

OurCommonPlace makes it delightfully easy for neighbors and local leaders to share with the community around them.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded July 2011
  • Employees 8
  • Website ourcommonplace.com

Company Summary

OurCommonPlace is a web platform that helps neighbors and community leaders share needs, events, announcements, questions, and used stuff with their real-life local communities. Think: one part "safe and friendly social network for great families in your community" and one part "publishing platform for local leaders, local government, and local businesses in town."

Team

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    Max Novendstern
    Founder

    Max is a recent Harvard graduate. He has extensive experience with organization-building, tech development and community organizing.

    He founded Directly From Peru, an artisan cooperative in the highland of Peru. He was a principal project manager at Warriorgate.org, a government-sponsored effort to organize service info for veterans. He was the Editor/President of The Harvard Political Review, one of the largest student journals in the countr

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    Peter Davis
    Founder

    Peter is a recent Harvard graduate. He has likewise extensive experience with organization-building and community organizing.

    He founded Harvard Thinks Big, Harvard's largest online open education initiative to date, among many other community-oriented initiatives. He was profiled by Harvard's newspaper because of the impact he had on campus life: http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2011/12/1/davis-occupy-facts/

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    Jeffrey Lu
    Developer

    Jeffrey is a recent Carnegie Mellon grad. There he studied Computer Science, with a focus on system-level design. He's a systems administrator at OurCommonPlace.

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    Bryan Kerrigan
    Developer

    Bryan is a fullstack developer from Silicon Valley with experience working for both big companies and spright startups.

    After graduating with a BA in Computer Science from Wisconsin-Madison, Bryan worked for Cisco for five years before joining two different mobile gaming companies.

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    Mark Malazarte
    Art Director

    Mark is an art-school graduate who does branding and frontend development work for OurCommonPlace.

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    Chava Kenny
    Community Organizer

    Chava is a fulltime "community organizer" at OurCommonPlace. A recent Harvard grad, she works to help launch our new networks.

Advisors

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    David Kantaros - Foley & Lardner LLP
    Lawyer
    Unconfirmed

Previous Investors

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    Nicco Mele - Founder of EchoDitto
    Unconfirmed
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    Don McLagan - Former CEO of Compete.com
    Unconfirmed
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    Knight Foundation - Largest civic media investor in the country
    Unconfirmed