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Swappin is an online cashless community in which members can use the talents or skills they have to get the things they need.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location Oakland, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded February 2011
  • Employees 6
  • Website

Company Summary

Swappin connects people who want to exchange talents, skills or services. Given today's un/underemployment people need a way to keep their skills updated, their client book growing, their attitude confident and their personal needs met. Our target customers are primarily members of the salon/beauty industry because their skills translatable currency but the intention is get everyone to understand that they HAVE something valuable to give.


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    Christy Kay
    Administrative Director

    Christy is an artist and designer who has used trade to her advantage for many years. Christy spent several years running her own high-end eco-friendly boutique where she met several artists and designers who used their skills and arts as currency. Christy has also worked as a legal administrator and bookkeeper. Christy received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California at Santa Cruz.

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    Denyelle Bruno

    Recruited to Apple to help build the most successful retail venture of all time. Denyelle was involved in every aspect of building the business. Currently, VP of Field Operations for Peet’s, Denyelle doubled the financial contribution within 4 years by building integrated systems and processes. Denyelle has a knack for anticipating consumer needs. Denyelle has a MA in OD from the USF and a BA in Social Psych from UCSC.

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    Ember Harker
    Design Director

    Ember holds a BFA in Design from SIU at Carbondale. She started out at a corporate design firm with clients such as Visa, Bank of America, Charles Schwab, Dolby and many more. She is based in SF but has clients world-wide, in a variety of different industries, including: Birst, Plaxo, Organic Design, Arc WorldWide, Remedy Interactive, and Warner Brothers.

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    James Hipkin
    Development Director @ Red8Interactive

    Red8 Interactive, is a unique interactive production resource, built from the ground up to support creative professionals working in online marketing. Founded in 2003, Red8 now has 25 professionals focused on building online marketing solutions quickly and reliably. From the simplest banner resizing project, to rich media, Their clients include: LegalZoom,, Caridan Marketing Labs, Ayzenberg, and The Cimarron Group.

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    Shea Dell Morrissey
    President and Director of Product Management

    Shea has dedicated her working life to social impact organizations, using branding, technology, and community building to create positive change in the real world. Currently the Communications Director for Start Somewhere, Shea bring start-up experience to the table. She previously led the communications of Women Win, a global nonprofit using sport as a platform to advance girls’ rights. She holds a degree in Politics from Whitman College.

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    Adal Berman
    Front-End Developer

    In 2008, after obtaining a Masters in Social Psychology and Ergonomics, Adal Bermann started his career in technology as a User Interface Designer at Granicus Inc., improving the usability of their data management and note-taking software for clerks and government transparency.
    In 2009, Adal founded his own web development and consultation firm, helping small and medium business brand and market themselves online.


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    Krista Mitzel