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Connecting plants and plant lovers through technology

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Consumer Products
  • Location Edmonds, WA, US
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2017
  • Employees 8
  • Incorporation Type LLC
  • Website plantmatch.co

Company Summary

Plantmatch is a for-profit social venture to bring more plants into more people’s lives. With a mobile application, plant lovers can easily learn what a plant is, and then give, adopt, swap, buy or sell it via a C2C and B2C marketplace. A companion smart hub will share a green space location and measure its air cleaning outcomes. Plant subscriptions and "Clean Air Champion" scores will challenge workplaces, schools and homes to green up.


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    Ruth transitioned from the aerospace industry to social entrepreneurship in July 2017. Ruth has over 15 years experience in project management, communications and training roles. She completed the 2016 Stanford Ignite Program in Beijing, China, and has a Master of Arts degree from Seattle University.

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    Mustafa has expertise in the fields of Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Computer Vision, with a solid background in software engineering. Mustafa currently works as a Business Intelligence and Corporate Applications Specialist in the DAL Group in Khartoum, Sudan. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Khartoum, and was nominated as outstanding entrepreneur in 2016 by IEC Sudan.

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    Technical Development

    Brian is a freelance software developer and a co-founder at idifa.org, a cultural organization. Brian has a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Shenyang Aerospace University, China. Brian brings skills in usability, mathematical modeling and application development. A native of Kenya, Brian is fluent in English and Kiswahili, and has conversational skills in Mandarin.

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    Lakshantha Dissanayake
    Technical Development

    Lakshantha is a freelance software developer completing his Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics and Information Engineering at Beihang University, Beijing. For a technology competition, he developed a cost-effective device to monitor air quality at any location. He has completed several internships in China and Sri Lanka and is passionate about machine learning.

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    Marketing and Social Media

    Li Wei (Lychee) is a copywriter at Astronaut China, a Beijing marketing consultancy specializing in digital marketing and China out-bound tourism marketing. For Plantmatch.co, she will lead social media campaigns on Facebook, Instagram and WeChat. Lychee has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing and Communications from the Wuhan Institute of Chemical Technology.

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    Business Development

    Nargiza is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran in transition to entrepreneurship and graduate school.  She has a vision to lead economic development programs for women.  Nargiza has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from National University in San Diego. In 2016 she completed the Stanford University Ignite Program in Beijing. She is currently in the Microsoft Software & Systems Academy in Seattle.

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    Technical Development

    Dikshan is completing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronics and Information Engineering at Beihang University, Beijing, China. He is currently studying machine learning, programming algorithms and electronic device design. Dikshan has participated in hackathons and technical competitions such as the FengRu Cup. Dikshan is a native of Nepal and loves plants.

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    Technical Development and Testing

    Terry is an experienced product manager with primary expertise in software testing and quality assurance. He has strong analytical skills for test management, user scenarios and business process models. Terry has contributed to successful product launches for bike sharing, express delivery services, and a government healthcare platform. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science & Technology from Central China Normal University.