Save Money AND Save the World
BUY THE CHANGE
YOU WANT TO SEE
Unfortunately our leaders are bought and paid for by big donors, many of which are the companies YOU shop at every day. Our app matches you with the brands who are using YOUR money to buy the political outcomes that YOU'D support.
With Shoppyist YOU can make a difference AND earn cashback just by SHOPPING YOUR VALUES.
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Unfortunately large donations from a select few control our politics. We believe that we can give you your political power back one purchase at a time by showing you how brands are using YOUR money to buy political influence & by matching you to the ones that support YOUR values...
We envision a world where shopping is not just simple consumerism, but where it becomes a conscious act of activism. We see a world where every purchase will be a powerful tool for political change, and strive to make it easy for everyone to shop their values.
Our app gives shoppers information about the political affiliations and donations of the brands that they are considering, so everyone can make the most informed decisions possible. But activism can be expensive, that's why we also provide our users with cashback on purchases where we can.
WHY WE HAVE TO DO THIS
How we do it
Our research partner, VotingSmarter.org, has gathered and processed the data that we use to match you with brands. First they collect political donation data from the Federal Elections Commission & OpenSecrets.org. VotingSmarter then sources detailed interest group endorsement and candidate position data regarding the major political issues that you care about from their partner VoteSmart.org. A well known neutral voter education platform that has existed 30 years.
VotingSmarter uses all those data to map the political donations made by companies and their employees to the political positions of the candidates that they’ve financially supported to build a “political impact profile” for each brand. Shoppyist then compares YOUR preferences to every corporate political impact profile we get from VotingSmarter to calculate your percentage match with each brand. Shoppyists (our users) are then free to shop with any brand they choose based on how well they match and/or how much cash back a brand is paying in our app.
Dedication. Passion. Expertise.
We've assembled a diverse team of passionate change-makers each with specialized expertise to ensure Shoppyist can deliver on it's promise to help you save money and the world.
Chief Revenue Officer
10 years of experience as an affiliate marketer, played a crucial role in the $500M acquisition of Slickdeals by Goldman Sachs & Hearst Publications. Drove Digital Trends' 500% year-over-year affiliate revenue growth. Has both brand and publisher experience across multiple verticals and brings a wealth of knowledge to drive revenue. UC Berkley.
Chief Operations Officer
As CEO/COO, his businesses have generated $60m+ in revenue & 1000+ 5 star reviews. 8+ years experience leading teams of 50+. After exiting his award winning business, Koalaty Siding Repair, in 2020 he's focused his career on nurturing the development of technology for human flourishing and currently sits on the board of multiple influential organizations.
Chief Technology Officer
20+ years of tech experience including leadership roles at Unisys, Lehman Brothers, and CTO at PCFS Solutions. Managed teams of 25+ developers. Expertise in AWS, Microsoft Azure, and GCP. Lead 3x revenue growth from $4M to $12M, in just 2 years. UCI/PepperdineMBA.
Chief Executive Officer
Bootstrapped 1st civic-tech startup, nonprofit VotingSmarter (2018), to a team of 135+volunteers; launched a web app, iOS app and browser extension; organically acquired thousands of users; & raised thousands of dollars in donations. Claremont Graduate University & SDSU.