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What LinkedIn is to Facebook, Paradine is to Yelp.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Mobile
  • Location New York City, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2013
  • Employees 2
  • Website

Company Summary

Remember the name of that great Italian place you went to last Fall? Paradine does. Now, whenever you or your connections like a restaurant it will be instantly saved, ready for when you need it. No longer will you waste time digging through countless online reviews written by strangers. Whether it’s for business, personal, or travel, the Paradine app was built to solve a major paint point experienced by countless working professionals today.


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    Jake Farmakis
    Founder & CEO

    Former financial analyst at Goldman Sachs and BNY Mellon. In depth sales experience building client partnerships with extensive contacts across financial services, major media, and NYC restaurant industry. Outgoing and passionate entrepreneur in charge of guiding Paradine’s overall application, user growth & business strategy. Graduated cum laude from Boston College with a B.S. in Finance and Marketing.

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    Chuck Casella
    CTO & Co-Founder

    Over 15 years in product development at Bell Laboratories and 20 years in Information Technology consulting services. Experience as Senior Executive or Founder in multiple start-up companies playing key role in growing profitable businesses that lead to either IPO or sale of the company. Oversees operational resources and Paradine’s development at Worry Free Labs. His role of guiding technical development will continue to grow with our in-house p

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    Lauren Kapp
    Marketing & PR

    13+ yrs of communication and marketing experience at America’s leading media companies, including NBC Universal, the “Today” Show, and The Huffington Post. Leads Paradine’s communications and marketing in all matters from executive communications, PR and media relations, content production and placement, and establishing brand definition in all levels of strategy.

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    Sean Hickey
    Strategic Advisor

    A passionate, results oriented technology executive with over 25 years of industry experience. He has held a variety of leadership positions in both startup and large companies. With a vast network of connections in the IT, Consulting, and Hospitality industry, Sean advises the Paradine core team on business strategy and helps build strategic corporate & restaurant partnerships.

Previous Investors

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    Sean Hickey