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Wakup Inc.

Wakup creates aromatic personal care products that help improve the lives of health conscious consumers. Our gel delivery system is unique!

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Consumer Products
  • Location United States
  • Currency USD
  • Founded August 2012
  • Employees 3
  • Website

Company Summary

Wakup is a consumer packaged goods company. We create personal care products that help consumers re-energize quickly, sleep more soundly, or reduce their food cravings. Wakup’s Inc.'s first product, our Energy Gel is sold to consumers that want to be reinvigorated and refreshed, usually during their commute. Drowsy driving is known to be the 2nd most dangerous condition facing commuters,we target those 250,000 sleep-deprived daily commuters.


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    Shaojun Shaw Yao
    Chief Scientist and Founder

    Shaw holds a MBA from UNH's Whittemore Business School and has just completed his PhD in Chemistry. As our Founder, President, Chief Scientist and co-inventor, Shaw's principal responsibilities will be in selecting key senior operational personnel, developing and improving key formulations for each product line; coordinating QA, QC, operations and lab tests with our outsourcing partners. He will ensure that our solutions meet the highest qualit

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    Jeff D. Rapson
    Business Development

    Jeff has several successful startups to his credit. He has run numerous small to mid-size sales and distribution organizations in North America and Canada. Most recently, Jeff provided sales, channel development and marketing services to a range of startups and early stage companies in the search engine marketing and financial services areas.
    Jeff's principal responsibilities will be to develop the local, regional and national relationships wit

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    J. Mark Esterly

    Mark’s background is in engineering, product marketing and marketing communication; he has run a successful design firm for over twenty years. Mark is responsible for the company's brand, brand identity packaging design and overall web presence.


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    Matt Benson, Cook Little Rosenblatt and Manson p.l.l.c. Manchester, NH
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    Jack Leahy, CPA, North Andover MA

Previous Investors

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    Personal Investment + Sweat equity