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Personify.iT, Inc.

Personify makes volunteering simple, social, fun and rewarding.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location Seattle, WA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded July 2011
  • Employees 2
  • Website

Company Summary

Like "AirBnB for Social Good", the Personify.iT app is a social platform built to connect people, brands and businesses around giving and volunteering. The platform is built on existing opportunities for volunteering from charitable organizations, and also gives anyone with a social good cause an opportunity to crowdsource for help from people nearby. Users earn points for volunteering, and can redeem for rewards from participating brands.


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    Chuks Onwuneme
    Founder/CEO & lead developer

    A veteran of the mobile industry, Chuks worked at Nokia for over 8 years, leading the team of engineers that integrated the multimedia software of the world’s first and incredibly successful smartphone software from Nokia, Symbian. Chuks combines a great business acumen with solid technical and leadership skills. Chuks holds a B.Sc in Computer Science & Engineering, an MBA and is based in Seattle, WA.

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    Mika Passila
    Co-Founder/Business Development - Europe

    Mika is a seasoned mobile software engineering manager, and also worked in the Nokia Symbian group. Mika has extensive experience building and leading globally dispersed engineering teams, responsible for shipping Symbian multimedia software on over 100m devices globally. Mika holds a B.Sc in Computer Science and Communications, and is based in Helsinki - Finland.

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    Padraig Mannion
    UX designer (consultant)

    Padraig is an experienced UX designer who stops at nothing short of UX perfection. Padraig is the Founder and Managing Director of Studio Rua, an interactive and animation studio based in Dublin, Ireland, where he currently resides. Chuks and Padraig met in 2011 during SxSW interactive festival in Austin, Texas, and have worked together since to create the Personify brand. Padraig holds a BA in Design Communication.


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    Tolis Dimopoulos, attorney - Sophos Law Firm, Seattle WA

Previous Investors

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    Fledge Incubator - The 'conscious' company incubator
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    Chuks Onwuneme, Founder/CEO Personify