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Popular Pays

A marketplace where brands and creators meet to create content worth sharing.

  • Stage $1M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Marketing / Advertising
  • Location Chicago, IL, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded May 2013
  • Employees 23
  • Incorporation Type C-corp
  • Website

Company Summary

Popular Pays (YC W15) is a platform where brands can connect with social media Creators who produce sponsored content and posts that are truly worth sharing. Creators use our app to browse/apply for gigs, chat with brands, and get paid for their work. Brands like Google, Macy's, and McD's use our dashboard to manage Creator partnerships, analyze stats on their organic influencer posts, & put additional paid spend behind the best performing ones.


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    Matthew Moore

    Software Engineer from Groupon with extensive experience building API’s and designing fault tolerant systems that manage distributed transaction based sales platforms.

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    Corbett Drummey
    Co-Founder, Management & Ops

    Former Account Manager at Leo Burnett for the Allstate “Mayhem” campaign. Previously co-founded a profitable tutor-matching startup at the College of William & Mary.


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    Justin Kan

Previous Investors

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    Lon Chow – Venture investor at Apex Ventures.
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    Tony Wilkins – Membership chair at Hyde Park Angels
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    Brian Hand – Co-founder of the FireStarter fund
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    Y Combinator