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Ownza (formerly ShopSquad)

On Ownza (formerly ShopSquad), people showcase what they own, see what friends own, and get cash back for posting their purchases.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded July 2010
  • Employees 8
  • Website

Company Summary

Ownza users showcase what they own to express themselves, inspire friends, and earn cash back when they shop online. We offer advertisers the unique ability to offer highly targeted promotions to people who own or want their or their competitors' products.


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    Charles Katz
    Founder, CEO

    Charles was formerly the Founder and CEO of (acquired by CMGI for $60mm after reaching 5mm users), and a founder of Connect Group (acquired by Lodgenet $5mm). Charles holds a BS in Computer Science from Stanford.

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    Mike Chen
    Lead Engineer

    Mike Chen was formerly Architect of Engineering at RockYou. Prior to that he was Senior Developer at Razorfish and a Senior Software Engineer at Alorica. Mike holds a BS in Engineering from UC Berkeley

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    Aaron Zagha
    Business Development

    Aaron was formerly the Founder and CEO of ValueGuard Financial, a home price protection company. Prior to launching ValueGuard, Aaron was Vice President of Corporate Development for JP Morgan. He has a BS in Economics from The Wharton School at UPenn.


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    Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
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    Michael Ivancich, CPA

Previous Investors

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    Jeff Fluhr
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    David Sacks
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    Selina Tobaccowala