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Location-based platform where food & drink venues’ needs to drive demand meet with customers' desires to know what's crowded and share deals

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location Camas, WA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded October 2011
  • Employees 4
  • Website

Company Summary

WhatsCrowded allows hospitality venues to track occupancy over time and to automatically offer promotions based on current occupancy rates - with more aggressive deals offered when it is low - so they attract customers when needed. We do that by installing inexpensive patent-pending devices at doorways to report and analyze foot traffic. Customers use an online map to quickly find, join or avoid the crowd and take advantage of timed promotions.


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    Al Kari
    Founder & CEO

    An entrepreneur since my 20s when I founded my first company, Softwarehouse, in Dubai in 1997 and made a successful exit in 2000. Extensive retail experience as I managed IT for a large retailer in CA 2001-2005. Proven results in forming, leading and developing lean teams, achieving business objectives and driving growth and operating like a startup in building Virtualization & Cloud Computing Professional Services LOB for Dell from the ground up

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    Femi Oluwafemi
    Director of Engineering

    Olufemi (Femi) Oluwafemi is a Sr Analog Engineer at Intel corporation, where he leads a team on the signal integrity of high speed busses on both server packages and boards.
    He has over 9 years engineering experience and holds a US patent.
    Femi has a Bs. in Physics, Ms. in Applied Physics and a PhD. in Electrical Engineering.

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    Jad Kari
    Director of Sales & Business Development

    Formerly Country Sales Manager at LG Electronics. Jad increased sales by 300% in one year in his previous role as he fiercely acquired market share from dominant competitor (Samsung).


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    Ernie Bootsma - Ater Wynne LLP
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    Kyle Pearson

Previous Investors

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    Self funded by the principals