We are obsessed with social maps, and the simple but powerful idea that physical places should tell their stories. What has happened here? Who has been here before? And what shall I leave for those who will come after me?
Mapiary makes it dead-simple for anyone to create and share beautiful, interactive social maps.
Angel investors and advisors include Matt Richards of Watiga & Co. in Singapore and Melbourne; Gary Schwartz, the Mobile Commerce Evangelist of the Year 2013; Wolfgang Viragh, the co-founder of Ensogo and an international private equity investor; and Ananda Siregar, a seasoned entrepreneur and Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.
Mapiary is a proud and active member of the Location-Based Marketing Association.
Mapiary is currently available in English, and maintains a physical presence in New York, Singapore, and Jakarta.
The Mapiary team previously created Harpoen, a mobile application that was the 2012 global champion in mTourism & Culture at the World Summit Awards in Abu Dhabi.
J.P. Ellis (CEO): A former emerging markets private equity executive, J.P. is technically trained in finance and computer science and has worked closely with top creative entrepreneurs and financiers for over a decade. J.P. has a B.A. from Columbia University, previously studied design at New York’s School of Visual Arts, and speaks several languages.
Ty Kroll (CTO): A programmer with over 20 years of experience, Ty has been one of eBay’s Top-50 Global Developer Affiliates since 2006, and previously received recognition as an independent developer from Google. He has a B.Sc. in computer science from the University of Hawaii, where he was born and raised.
Agatha Simanjuntak-Ellis (Marketing & Partnerships): A perfect mix of left brain and right, Agatha has a B.F.A. in character animation from the California Institute of the Arts, and more than a decade of experience working directly with leading entrepreneurs in design, sales, editorial and marketing.
Investors & Advisors
Gary Schwartz (Chairman): Gary has been named the Mobile Commerce Evangelist of the Year 2013. Having been at the frontlines of the mobile industry for over a decade, he is the author of two books, “The Impulse Economy: Understanding Mobile Shoppers” and “Fast Shopper. Slow Store: A Guide to Courting and Capturing the Mobile Consumers,” both of which highlight the current state of the mobile commerce space and chronicle the significant impact that mobile is having on consumers, retailers and brands. Toronto-based Gary is also a chair emeritus for the Interactive Advertising Bureau and the Mobile Entertainment Forum NA and global director of the Location Based Marketing Association.
Matt Richards (Counsel): Matt is an international lawyer and company director, focusing on corporate finance, private equity and alternative investments. Matt is the founder of Watiga & Co., with offices in Singapore and Melbourne, Australia.
Wolfgang Viragh (Advisor): Wolfgang is an international private equity and technology investor with decades of experience. He previously co-founded and sold Ensogo, and was a private banker with Citigroup in London and New York. Wolfgang is based between Los Angeles and Bangkok.
Ananda Siregar (Advisor): Ananda founded Indonesia’s second-largest cinema chain and is a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum. A former banker and hedge fund manager, Ananda is deeply experienced in all aspects of a company’s journey.
Engineering & Design Team
Pria Purnama (Tech manager): Pria develops kick-ass websites. He has more than a decade of experience in web design, HTML, CSS and project management.
Iqbal Nurhakim (Engineer): Iqbal thinks in C, and dozens of other languages.
Christa Linggar (Designer): Christa is a graphic designer and typographer who co-founded the award-winning SOSJ Design Bureau in Jakarta. Alongside her colleagues Michael and Monika, Christa and SOSJ collectively have more than a decade of experience.
Many Thanks To
The creative teams at SOSJ and Greenlab Group in Jakarta. Amin Sutawijaya of Bless Media in Bali. Ibnu Sandy Wardhana and the GITS team in Bandung. Yansen Kamto and the Kibar Kreasi and Google Business Groups family. Nir Eyal and Phin Upham in San Francisco. Sangeet Paul in Singapore. The WPP family throughout Asia, especially Ranjana Singh at Group M and William Taylor at Ogilvy + Mather. The World Summit Award team based in Vienna. Melvin Yuan at Omnifluence Media and Y-Find Technologies in Singapore. Budi Putra in Jakarta. Thunderwing Press in Garrison, New York. The iPhoneMalang, FOWAB, and #StartUpLokal communities in Indonesia. Aulia and Rama at Daily Social. Kus and Lim at MakeMac. Willis and team at TechInAsia. And the team at e27 in Singapore.