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TextPride is bringing branding to mobile messaging through custom logo-centric Emoji

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Mobile
  • Location New York City, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded March 2012
  • Employees 5
  • Website

Company Summary

TextPride is the first platform to bring branded merchandise to mobile. We are expanding the emoticon concept (smiley and frowny faces in texts) to incorporate licensed brands, for example a Notre Dame leprechaun or US Army star. TextPride will provide cross platform, group messaging with a very well defined monetization model through the sale of branded emoticons. Branding is almost everywhere, it is time to bring it to mobile messaging!


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    Evan Wray
    CEO and Co-Founder

    Born and raised in Dayton, OH. Valedictorian of Kettering Fairmont Highschool. Graduated Notre Dame in 2012. Walk-on to the varsity football team.

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    Sean O'Brien
    COO and Co-Founder

    Born in Denver and raised in Dallas. 2004 Eagle Scout. Graduated Notre Dame in 2012. First Undergraduate Head Coach of Notre Dame Policy Debate.


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    Peter Fusco - Lowenstein Sandler LLP
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    Brockman and Company CPAs

Previous Investors

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    Patrick Salvi
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    Kip Kernodle and Jeff Rader