inSparq is a New York tech startup that is re-inventing how products are sold online. We are taking what is most compelling about real world shopping and building solutions that improve product discovery and social engagement for major retailers. The company is backed by an amazing group of angels and VCs, and has deep connections into the NYC startup ecosystem.
Veronika Sonsev – CEO & Founder
In her 12-year career as an Internet executive for AOL and Jumptap, Veronika Sonsev has built new business lines, developed strategic partnerships and launched international markets. Most recently, Veronika was the VP of Business Development at Jumptap. She is also a cofounder of Women in Wireless and the WIM Accelerator. Veronika earned an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Economics from American University. She was named one of the Mobile Women to Watch 2012 by Mobile Marketer and one of the Top 50 Women to Watch in Tech by Femmeonomics.
Richie Hecker – Executive Chairman & Founder
Richie Hecker is a NYC based entrepreneur. Most recently he led the acquisition of Bebo, once the #3 social network from AOL and turned it profitable within six months. Prior to Bebo, Richie founded and operated a number of profitable online advertising companies and an outsourcing company in India. In his spare time, he is a thought leader and investor. Richie launched a half dozen conferences, including NYC Entrepreneur Week. He holds a BS in Finance from Binghamton University.
Abdullah Javed – CTO
Abdullah Javed leads the Engineering division of InSparq. Prior to joining, Abdullah was Co-CEO of HulkShare, one of the worlds largest music distribution platforms. Prior to that, he was the Chief Technology Officer at Lumesis inc, a SaaS, cloud-based financial technology company dedicated to delivering software solutions to the fixed income marketplace. Abdullah’s expertise include managing technically complex and distributed engineering projects.
If you’re interested in joining the team, inSparq is hiring.
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