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TradeYa Inc.

TradeYa Inc.

The Amazon of barter.

Venice, California, US

consumer internet, business to business, tech startup

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We released our Private Beta based on 6 months of R&D and added approx 10k users in 45 days.

December, 2013

On Jan 5 we released on Public Beta at Startup Debut in Las Vegas.

January, 2014

Between Jan 5 and April 1, TradeYa grew by more than 40k registered users.

April, 2014

V1 of our iOS app was available in the app store and was downloaded over 1100 times.

April, 2014

By March 15th there were 5000 items available for trade on TradeYa.

March, 2014

By April 1, there had been 8000 want clicks by users.

April, 2014

By April 1, 1274 trades had been started.

April, 2014

User growth continues to be strong at approx 20% growth month-over-month.

June, 2014

We released a b2b service connecting compatible businesses to exchange products and services and saw immediate results.

August, 2014


Jared Krause

Jared Krause

CEO, Chairman

Jared is a media and technology entrepreneur who founded and led through successful launch of largest health/wellness directory and marketplace on the web. As an Internet monetization and Internet marketing expert, he has advised premier clients such as P&G, Universal, Offerpal Media, Vista Print, Petco. Prior to that, Jared was on the production team of an Academy-award nominated and Emmy winning documentary, and started a video production company which won 7 Telly awards in recognition of excellence in video production.
Aimee Lagos

Aimee Lagos

Founder, Board

Award winning screenwriter and filmmaker whose writing and directing credits include films at Sony Pictures, Dreamworks SKG, Paramount, CBS, Dimension and Lionsgate. An entrepreneur and activist who believes that great ideas, well executed, can change the world.
Shantanu Bhardwaj

Shantanu Bhardwaj

CTO, Board

Bob Vanech

Bob Vanech


Serial Entrepreneur, Angel Investor and Former VC who likes starting things.
Dan Abrams

Dan Abrams

Founder, Board

Dan Abrams is an entrepreneur, independent film producer, and environmental advocate. A native New Yorker, and a graduate of Harvard and NYU's Tisch School, he now lives, works, and plays in Venice, CA.

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Dan Abrams

Wynkoop Properties, Founder

Dan Abrams is an entrepreneur, independent film producer, and environmental advocate. A native New Yorker, and a graduate of Harvard and NYU's Tisch School,... Read More

Charlie Willhoit

IWP Wealth, President

19+ years in institutional and high-net worth finance. Founder and President of IWP Wealth Management, a multi-family office representing a select group of ... Read More

Chris Hameetman

Rainforest.LA, Founder & CEO / Incoming President Tech Coast Angels - LA

Attorney, Venture Investor, Board Member, Operating President & Non-Profit Director. Actively involved in early stage / start-up venture development and rap... Read More

Joe Addiego

Alsop Louie Partners, Partner

Joe Addiego is a Partner. Prior to joining Alsop Louie Partners, Joe was an investment partner at In-Q-Tel, the strategic venture arm of the U.S. intelligenc... Read More

Robert Vanech

Media and Technology Investor and Growth Accelerator

Founder and CEO of VC-backed companies Eureka Broadband, Cadforce Partner at ETF Group ($250MM Venture Fund); Deep governance experience on 10+ Boards Read More

Rob Lissner

Strategy and Advisor at MomentFeed

17+ years in digital media and technology as a sales leader, startup investor and advisor. Facebooks first West Coast sales hire in early 2006 charged wi... Read More

Danny Zappin

President/ CEO Zealot Networks

Zealot Networks, a digital-first media company and accelerator, launched Monday after securing $25 million in initial funding. Investors include President an... Read More


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Ryan Tomkinson

Creative Director

Ryan is a Creative Director splitting his time between Vancouver BC, and Venice California. A passionate, multidisciplinary designer Ryan has a natural eye, ... Read More
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A detail-oriented user experience designer and engineer with over 12 years experience in consumer and enterprise-grade web and mobile applications. A proven ... Read More
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Morgan Carson

Community Designer

Morgan is the founder of The Heart Farm and has a background in fashion design, art, and social entrepreneurship. She founded the fashion label Rene Ropas in... Read More

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