His past experience include his role as Co-founder/CTO of Jogabo, which has a business model focused around building social networks. Consultant for Silicon Valley startups on cutting edge technologies such as Ruby on Rails and Solr. His experience and knowledge give the team the edge to build a product aligned with Yoofers’ business and strategic needs.
Five years of experience designing for the web and mobile. The multiple awards she has received for her work speak for her talent and skill. She knows what it requires to build a beautiful user experience which will translate in encouraging our players to participate in this adventure without hesitation.
Why the Name Yoofers?
Well within the name, lies the strategy behind the choice.
Yoofers is derived from two words
You + Offers
Our customer is the You. You may be the social influencer who is capable of getting the masses to help out. You, may be the college student who needs a new laptop to study. You can be anyone with a need but without the financial resources to make it available.
The second part of the name stands for Offers. Coming second in priority after the users, they remain nonetheless an intrinsic part of the concept. The offers are the sum of pledges gathered by the community in order to tame a ‘latent want’ for some users.
It all started with Jennifer wanting to travel but not having the cash for it. The team realized that people are not often handed things without much in return, and that most of the crowd-funding websites were very restrictive on the types of items that could get funded, let alone those that did get funded.
So we decided to offer people a platform to raise funds for products they cannot afford, by cashing-in on their social networks, in turn encouraging a supportive community where those who pledge are rewarded when they create Yoofers of their own.
You are probably wondering by now how can someone possibly cash in on a network? Well, let's admit it most of our time is spent online connecting with our friends and followers whether on Facebook, Google Plus or Twitter. Most of us even pride ourselves with our friends/followers count.
We at Yoofers are no different. We wondered if each of our friends or followers, or even strangers, were to offer us just one dollar, couldn't we then afford that new MacBook Pro that might facilitate our work? What about a new suit to inspire confidence and make a great impression in a first job interview?
It starts with an item you want but can't afford. Any one of us is capable of sparing a dollar. So if we each give a dollar to help a friend, our collective purchasing power will increase. With Yoofers.com the process is extremely simple and each person has the ability to reach a wider network of people.