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Yip Yap, Inc.

Yip Yap is a mobile communication company that allows parents to connect kids safely to the people and content they Love.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Mobile
  • Location Austin, TX, US
  • Currency USD
  • Founded August 2011
  • Employees 4
  • Incorporation Type C-corp
  • Website

Company Summary

Yip Yap is a mobile software platform that connects kids safely to the people and content they love. We empower kids with their own age-appropriate mobile device and allow parents to control that device using an app on their phone to manage each child’s Individual Private Network of contacts, content and features.


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    Founder & COO

    Michael is a passionate, tenacious and Loving leader who enjoys learning, helping people achieve their absolute best possible output, building cool things that make others happy, and having fun doing it! A career spent in wireless has provided a large network of contacts and experience to draw from, positioning Yip Yap well for ongoing success in the wireless marketplace.

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    Founder & CEO

    Ground zero for our vision and concept, Angela is the VOC2: Voice of the Customer and Voice of the Company. If it wasn’t for her, we wouldn’t be doing this! Angela most closely identifies with our target customers and the pain we are easing for them. Prior to Yip Yap Angela was co-founder of Ultimate SoCal Vacation Homes and managed the operations to consistent double-digit year-over-year gains in both sales and operating profits.

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    Technology & Finance

    “Kooiker” has been in the wireless retail industry 18 years, most recently as COO of a forty store retail chain. Previously Kooiker was the President of a 120 store retail chain, Mobile Telesys, where he lead the company from one store to nearly 200 million in annual revenue within 4 years. While at Telesys he designed and built a cutting-edge wireless retail system that facilitated the activation of 500,000 transactions annually.

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    Tiffany A Smith
    Founder & CCO

    As a Creative Director she has created advertising and branding for Reebok, Courtyard hotels, the U.S. Olympics, and most recently Verizon Wireless. She named their first Android device: "DROID," and went on to manage the DROID campaign for 6 years createding over 60 television commercials, a dozen radio ads, and countless print advertising for the DROID brand.

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    Joseph Shebroe
    Customer Experience & Distribution

    A wireless industry veteran of 15 years, he has been responsible for multi-unit management of wireless phone sales in corporately owned and national big box retailers such as Best Buy, Costco, and Wal-Mart. He also managed Verizon’s Office of the President Executive Relations Team. Most recently Joseph was the head of sales over a 35-store independently owned chain of Verizon dealer stores. Joseph holds a Degree in Business Management with an

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    Michael E Smith Sr.
    Governance & Compliance

    Our consultant on matters of corporate governance and compliance, Michael currently serves as Associate Broker at Kingly Properties in Las Vegas. He previously held various licensed and unlicensed positions in the securities industry, and has been the principle consultant to numerous development and early growth stage public companies. He has a Degree from UNLV and is currently pursuing a Juris Doctor Degree at the William S. Boyd School of Law.

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    Manufacturing & Supply Chain

    Johnny has been building and sourcing mobile devices globally for over 15 years, having delivered millions of mobile devices all over the world. He works with Asian and US based businesses to develop and manufacture hardware and software with high quality at great value. A graduate of the University of Liverpool, Johnny has spent the last decade living and working in Asia.


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    Steve Sprinkle, Austin based IP Attorney
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    Art Bardwell

Previous Investors

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    19 Investors, 6 Accredited
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    Joseph Price