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PurposeMatch (formerly SPARXlife)

PurposeMatch empowers people to find a sense of purpose & then matches them with opportunities to live it (colleges, classes, jobs, etc).

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Software
  • Location Dallas, TX, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2011
  • Employees 4
  • Website purposematch.com

Company Summary

Millions of people are drifting through life, unhappy with their lives & career prospects. PurposeMatch uses our proprietary "SPARX" system to help people find a sense of purpose & then matches them with opportunities to live it - colleges, MOOCs, jobs & more. And because learning providers, employers & marketers pay to connect with relevant prospects, we're building a strong lead generation business & ultimately a purpose-based social network.

Team

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    Shannon Meairs
    Co-Founder

    Shannon is a visionary, the consummate networker, and our chief evangelist. Before PurposeMatch, she created and co-produced ABC’s "The Scholar", a reality show featuring 10 HS seniors competing for a full ride scholarship. From there, she founded Full Ride, Inc., a college admission consulting company. It was at Full Ride where she began to develop the unique theory of self-discovery and personal success that ultimately became PurposeMatch.

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    L.D Libra
    CTO

    L.D is is a tech wizard with 5 years of software engineering experience, including work at both OnSwipe and Sparkrelief in NYC. He oversees the PurposeMatch technical infrastructure and coding at every level of the stack, and brings a deep passion for bending distributed systems to the will of the common good.

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    Justin Jeter
    Co-Founder

    An analytical thinker and the lead architect of the PurposeMatch methodology, Justin has made a career of helping young people identify and harness their greatest potential. Previously, he partnered with Shannon to build Full Ride, Inc., managed a financial analysis training program at DealMaven in New York (that prepared young financiers to succeed on Wall Street), and worked as Director of a church-based teen empowerment program in Texas.

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    Andrew Ripley
    Co-Founder (BizDev)

    Andrew brings almost a decade of relevant software sales experience. He served for 7 years as National Sales Director for JSA Technologies, where he was responsible for new client acquisition and sales of JSA’s product line to universities across the U.S., including Harvard, Princeton, NYU, USC, Arizona St., and many others. He also worked as a Client Rep for IBM, and consistently was a top performer selling into the enterprise market.

Advisors

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    Cadence Law Group
    Lawyer
    Unconfirmed
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    Montgomery, Coscia & Greilich LLP (MCG)
    Accountant
    Unconfirmed

Previous Investors

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    Trailblazer Capital
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    Venture Spur Accelerator
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    Lou Schaufele
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