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Yapsie is an online pet community that connects pet lovers with local, pet-friendly business, services, and experiences.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded December 2010
  • Employees 3
  • Website

Company Summary

Yapsie connects pet owners and animal lovers to the best pet-friendly businesses. Pet owners spend over $50B/year annually and making informed decisions about where to spend that money is vital to great customer experiences. Pets are members of the family; their companions won’t compromise on their wellness. Yapsie makes it fun, easy, and rewarding for pet owners to share experiences and access critical information at crucial moments.


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    Joseph Mahavuthivanij
    Founder, CEO, Product/BD

    Joe has spent his entire career in startups and previously founded Epicsaurus, producing apps like the Open Studio gifting platform. At UCSD, he founded, a discussion forum which became the largest student-run community. He was also part of the Eventful and Goowy Media teams working on marketing and business development.

    He's passionate about startups, mobile commerce, social issues, pets, food, and community-driven projects

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    Debra Lin
    Interaction Designer

    Debra worked in operations and product management at RealGifts, and has 6 years of marketing, communications, graphic/UI/UX design, and writing experience across a variety of industries. As part of the founding Epicsaurus team, Debra designed the user interface and virtual goods for Open Studio. She is currently an interaction designer at and her work can be experienced at

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    David Phruksukarn
    Lead Software Engineer

    David serves as Yapsie’s lead software engineer, managing all of the site's infrastructure. He spends much of his free time working on NFC-based projects and is passionate about changing the world with software.


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    Edye Bauer; Mintz Levin