Covvet is an online wish list that tracks prices on the web so you never miss a sale on the things you want.

Second Chance Technologies

Second Chance Technologies is a new online and mobile platform that fundamentally changes how consumers find the best deals and make purchases.

Project 2020

Project 2020 delivers cost-neutral, on-site eye care and comprehensive eye exams to businesses and their employees via a state-of-art mobile eye clinic ("eye truck").


ServiceRoute drives commerce and increases route density for residential contractors by clustering properties for service.


Canary is a safer, local online marketplace that donates 30% of their profits to local charities.


Dashbell enables independent hotels to take control and reduce commissions paid to outside travel agencies through an online reservations tool and hotel management system.


onthebar connects consumers and spirit brands with the most effective and charming salespeople on earth, bartenders.


Supplet is a healthy pregnancy marketplace, community and monthly gift box service for pregnant women and new moms.

Tackle Grab

Tackle Grab is a subscription-style discovery retail service that delivers monthly boxes of fishing tackle to its members based on their preferences, coupled with an e-commerce platform that offers on-demand products.


ScreenEx provides apps and websites that simplify the online video-viewing experience with a personalized stream.

Nineteenth Amendment

Nineteenth Amendment is a fashion marketplace and manufacturing service for emerging designers where we manufacture all garments that sell through our site on behalf of the designer, in the USA.


SparkFull is a mobile electric vehicle (EV) charging service.


Wellable is a mobile wellness company that leverages mobile apps, text messaging, and traditional wellness services, such as flu shots and biometric screenings, to deliver highly effective programs.

Givewell Getwell

Givewell Getwell helps patients to save time and money by finding caregivers and procuring the day-to-day support they need

Launch Angels

LaunchAngels is a series of venture capital funds focused on investing in equity crowdfunding deals.


Manicube offers 15-minute manicures at offices— the first in-office service focused on making working women's lives easier. Manicube was founded by two Harvard Business School alumnae in 2012. We partner with corporate clients to set up our plug and play weekly service that increases both employee satisfaction and productivity— eliminating the need to “duck out” for an hour to stay professionally polished. Employees book appointments and make payments directly on our website. Our high-quality service includes salon products and the strictest hygiene protocols, as well as iPad entertainment stands at every station. Manicube currently serves clients in both New York City and Boston.

Recent Manicube press coverage:

Boston Globe: The Manicurist Down the Hall

BostInno: Manicube: Bringing Manicures to Offices

New York Magazine: Best of New York Issue, Winner "Best Manicurist"

Forbes: 15 Women-Led Start Ups Making it Work

New York Times: Mobile Grooming Services for Busy Working Women

Mashable: Manicube Delivers Manicures to Your New York Office

WABC Channel 7 TV Clip: Manicube Brings Manicures into the Workplace


GiveShop is a fundraising platform that allows users to shop at their favorite participating retailers, acquire donation dollars, and then easily manage how that donation is distributed to charitable organizations.

Bare Tree Media

Bare Tree Media creates branded digital entertainment solutions to drive consumer engagement and commerce through mobile and online platforms.


Cocomama uses ancient grains to create nutritious, innovative products that meet the safety needs of food-restricted consumers, while satisfying the high taste standards of food lovers.

Our delicious, gluten-free foods cater to the person with an active lifestyle, who wants a healthy on-the-go meal that tastes like homemade.


Group Rewards through Tribal Commerce.

The wisdom of the tribe suggests that consumers are motivated individually and also as members of ever evolving shared interest groups (something we call tribes). Being able to drive commerce to consumers individually and collectively is what Crowdperks is all about.

It's pretty simple. Publishers want deeper engagement with their audiences. Brands and retailers want more loyal shoppers. And everyone wants more revenue. That's where Crowdperks can help. Our group rewards platform delivers savings and rewards offers effectively, privately and at scale. Individual and group rewards amplified by the power of tribal commerce is what Crowdperks delivers.


Vioby works with major retailers and brands to help them deliver great shopping experiences to their customers.

We are re-imagining mobile shopping:

• Emulating a good salesperson on smartphones and tablets

• Combining product knowledge and human intelligence with voice-interactive language technology.


Gloss48 is disrupting the way women shop for beauty. A digital beauty counter for beauty junkies, Gloss48 offers the discovery of niche brands through fun, irreverent how-to's and personalized recommendations to help them shop products that are right for them. By creating obsessions every day, we are a paradise for beauty junkies that is run by serial entrepreneurs with broad based experience including venture investing (Cue Ball Capital), digital media (Palm, Ippolita, Urban Decay), beauty (MiniLuxe, Nail Bar), retail (Gap, Inc.), and business strategy (Monitor, Parthenon).

Our mission at Gloss48 is to own the direct line between the tens of thousands of niche beauty brands and the 50M beauty junkies shopping online and on mobile devices.

We are launching our full site this fall after running a highly successful beta with 2.5x Sephora's conversion rate. We boast a fantastic slate of advisors, including the former COO of VistaPrint, the VP of NOOK and Digital Marketing at Barnes and Noble, the founder of, Managing Director of 212 Equity Management, a large fund in our space, former EVP of Conde Nast, and the Founder of Umagination Labs and Greater Good Inc.


LinkCycle, a TechStars & MIT start-up, uses data science to help large manufacturing companies dramatically reduce production costs. Instead of installing submeters or conducting facility audits, our algorithms identify cost saving opportunities using only readily available data -- without ever having to step foot in the plant! Our customers include five Fortune 500 companies, one of which we provided savings of $1M on their annual electricity bill of $5M in one of their facilities.


TechLok is a software technology company that provides a big-data-analytics-powered mobile app that installs on your phone or tablet and leverages local and cloud based protection engines to enable devices to determine when they are lost or stolen so they can react automatically and keep your sensitive data safe.

The TechLok vision is to create the world's largest cloud database of enterprise mobility usage patterns and actionable intelligence, to drive automated security rules on our mobile platform while simultaneously providing predictive risk analytics to IT security administrators. Leveraging this database, our dynamic protection engine is able to automatically and instantly respond to threats, adjusting security settings uniquely to your environment, and wiping data from devices the moment they become lost or stolen.


Databox is the first mobile-only executive dashboard. It helps executives stay connected to the key metrics that are driving their businesses so that they can make better decisions faster.

Start Tank Startups

The startups in Start Tank are diverse as the teams themselves. From recycling and payments tech to social communities and fashion, many companies have already been awarded some high honors. Click around, and see which startups are hiring now.

David Chang

David is the Chief Operating Officer for the PayPal Media Network, where he leads strategy and business operations. In addition, he is the site lead for the Boston office and runs the PayPal Start Tank, an incubator for the next wave of entrepreneurs. Prior to WHERE’s acquisition by PayPal in April 2011, he held the role of VP of Product, which included strategy and corporate development.

David is a seasoned entrepreneur with deep experience in product, marketing and software development at venture-backed startups. He has a successful track record in hands-on roles at both direct-to-consumer (B2C) and enterprise (B2B) companies, five of which were acquired or IPO’d. On the consumer side, David was VP of Marketing and Co-founder of Mobicious, where he led product and marketing efforts. He was also Director of New Products at TripAdvisor, where he launched new features to meet consumers’ needs. On the enterprise side, David was Director of Product Marketing at m-Qube, a pioneer in the mobile content space. Earlier in his career, he held a senior product role at edocs and was a VP of Technology at Goldman Sachs.

In addition to his current role at PayPal, David is an advisor at Nanigans and Linkwell Health and a mentor at TechStars, MassChallenge and PayPal Start Tank. His recent angel investments include Crashlytics, Careport Health, clypd, Dashfire, TripReactor and xpeerient.

David holds a BS with Distinction in Computer Science from Cornell University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Follow David on Twitter. @changds

Arik Keller

As PayPal's Director of Demand Generation, Arik builds products that are simple, innovative and focused on the consumer. He is a results oriented product and operating executive heavily influenced by his start-up background. His last 15 years span product management, product development, marketing, technology development, and mobile and web app strategy and execution.

A persuasive leader with proven success in building profitable organizations from the ground-up, Arik is a respected lead-by-example manager who thrives in fast-paced environments and understands priorities across a company to drive growth, productivity and profit.

Specialties: Product Management, Mobile and web apps, Demand Generation, Operations management, International business, Database marketing, Business development, Strategic alliances, Opportunity assessment.

Sarah Hodkinson

Sarah is the Head of Marketing and Sales Strategy at PayPal. In addition to overseeing all marketing programs, Sarah plays a key role in developing the go-to-market strategy and evangelizing multi-channel media solutions across the broader PayPal organization. Prior to the acquisition of WHERE by PayPal, Sarah managed strategic partnerships, working with Constant Contact, AT&T and RIM.

Sarah has over 15 years of senior marketing and sales management experience, primarily within the media industry. Prior to relocating to the US in 2002, Sarah held positions in London, England at United Business Media and IPC Media.

She graduated from Lancaster University with a BA Honors in 1996, and later that year, qualified for MENSA membership. Sarah serves as a committee member for the Boston chapter of WNet (Women Networking in Electronic Transactions), is a mentor in the eBay Women in Technology program and sponsor of the start-up, The Welcoming Committee, currently incubated at the PayPal Boston office. In her spare time she enjoys travel, chess and swimming. Follow Sarah on Twitter. @sarahjhodkinson

Paul Barnhill

As Head of service delivery at PayPal, Paul has a broad technical background with strategic planning, infrastructure, and operations experience. He has demonstrated the ability to lead, motivate, and retain a global professional staff to drive business process and technology alignment. He has over 17 years of accumulated knowledge and experience in the business consulting arena.

Specialties: IaaS, PaaS, Technology Team Building and Leadership, Customer-Centered Organizations, Operations Management, Application and Database Agile Development, Contract Negotiations, Project management, Financial Analysis, Asset Valuation.

David Delmar

In his role as Design Lead for the PayPal Media Network, David consults with agencies and retailers on interactive, rich media mobile advertising. He leads an exceptional UX design and development team that makes it happen. He occasionally makes actual things with actual ink and paper, and posts them on his site. David is a sucker for comic books and campy movies. Finally, he will talk about all things UI, UX, mobile, and interactive art whether or not anyone is listening. Best to reach him on Twitter at @delmarsenties where he has a character limit.

Max Metral

Chief Engineer, PayPal Here

Jing-ta Chow

Director of Awesome

Jared Egan

Jared Egan leads the iOS Team responsible for PayPal Here, one of the fastest and most exciting new PayPal products. PayPal Here is experiencing rapid growth and the team continues to innovate and expand into new markets. Jared has also created several iOS apps independently, most notably Catch The Bus and Catch The T, which provide real time prediction data on public transit systems in Boston and beyond. He's got experience and insight into practical, scalable solutions for iOS development and a feel for user experience and interaction design. While not developing software, you may find Jared playing guitar in local nightclubs with his band. @JaredEgan.

Jean-Charles Sisk

As the Lead User Interface Engineering Architect for the Boston office, Jean-Charles is responsible for making sure all our frontend code is top-notch. Leveraging modern tooling and sound engineering practices, he works hard to build fast, robust, and efficient experiences for all of PayPal's customers. In addition to his client-side work, Jean-Charles is also responsible for server-side rendering and some full-stack development using NodeJS.

When he's not building out software, Jean-Charles loves to build things. He is responsible for @ThePopcornPals, the self-aware popcorn machine that resides in the PayPal office and was recently featured on

Jean-Charles can be reached on twitter @jcse.

Ian Hughes

As the Ad Sales Marketing Manager for PayPal, Ian ensures that the sales team has the marketing tools they need to succeed. He works closely with our UX, sales and product teams to create digital and offline marketing materials that include the general sales pitch decks, PPMN website, print collateral and other custom pitch materials. Ian has masters degrees from Boston University and Northeastern and enjoys time in the recording studio and motorcycling.

Farah Hussain

Farah Hussain is a Senior Marketing Manager at the PayPal Media Network focused on product marketing. Her professional experience includes go-to-market planning, lead generation, and sales enablement at agencies and brands including Intuit Inc., Ocean Spray Cranberries, and W2 Group Inc. She was a Forte Foundation Fellow from 2009 to 2011 and has an MBA from Babson College, where she was the graduate student winner of the 2011 Nan Langowitz Women Who Make a Difference Award. Farah has a BA in English and Studio Art from Wellesley College. You can find her on LinkedIn, in a painting class, or hanging out with her favorite nephews.

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