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TradeYa is the social platform for bartering online.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2012
  • Employees 6
  • Website

Company Summary

TradeYa is a social platform for bartering online. We leverage the social graph and patent pending trade process to connect users who want to trade goods and services. Existing web 1.0 barter platforms are digital swap meets requiring users to sift through countless listing to trade. Our platform makes trading simple, frictionless, and social. What Airbnb did to Craigslist's "rooms for rent" we are doing to "barter" in today's sharing economy.


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    Jared Krause

    Two time startup CEO

    Founded and led through successful launch of largest sustainability/wellness marketplace online

    Internet monetization and Internet marketing consultant. Clients included: P&G, Universal, Offerpal Media, Vista Print, Petco

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    Walter O'Brien
    Artificial Intelligence - consultant

    Developed AI for F35 Jet and General Electric “Smart Grid”

    Developed personality matching AI for MyShape which resulted in 9% conversion to sale

    Ranked sixth fastest programmer in the World Olympics in Informatics

    Executive roles with: The Capital Group Companies (World’s largest mutual fund manager), Fujitsu, Uniscape (Microsoft-Trados), Oracle Corporation, Baltimore Technologies, and Critical Path.

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    Jaime Levy
    UX Design (as-needed)

    20 years experience as interface designer, software designer and new media strategist

    Award-winning experience-design lead for TBWA Chiat Day, Razorfish, HUGE and Schematic

    Cover of New York Magazine, write-ups in Wired, Esquire, and the New York Times

    User Experience Architecture for,,
    Feature story on Dateline NBC

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    Bob Vanech

    Two time venture-backed CEO and former VC EIR with one 8 and one 9-figure exit. Grew companies from start-up to 450 and 800 employees respectively.

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    Rebecca Rogers
    Creative Director

    Founding Creative Director Skype

    Founding Creative Director Kazaa

    Worked for Jared at

    Disruptive new media innovator for Fortune 500 companies

    MTV Music Video awards nominee

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    Shantanu Bhardwaj

    Shan's first company as CTO was sold to Juniper for $70mm, where he then worked in mobile security.

    Authored 9 patents in the field of Mobile Security

    Led technology development for startups: FB-4 Inc, SMobile Systems, The Networks, Creative Citizen, Goodlife, Gigzee, Zoomcourt, Terracycle and worked for JP Morgan Chase and Juniper.


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    Latham and Watkins, Dan Burnham
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    Richard Soltes

Previous Investors

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    Dan Abrams
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    Joe Addiego
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    Chris Hameetman