Flipagram makes it easy to create beautiful short video stories using your pictures, set to music you love!
Flipagrams are the best thing to do in the newly popular short/micro video format, because they say a lot in a small space, and let you express yourself, creatively with pictures, text and music.
Flipagram is a service of Cheerful inc, and is located in Los Angeles, CA.
Flipagram is available on iOS and Android.
Farhad loves people and creates things. In addition to founding Cheerful, inc. (Flipagram's parent company), Farhad founded Shopzilla in 2004 and BizRate.com in 1996. He led BizRate.com and Shopzilla from launch to profitability and through a successful $562 million sale..
Farhad holds an MBA in Entrepreneurial Management from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a BS in Mathematics/Applied Science and a BA in Economics with a specialization in Computing from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Brian loves building highly scalable web and mobile platforms that become a positive part of people's daily lives. Additionally he loves to assemble and manage world-class teams of passionate engineers to work along side.
Prior to becoming Cheerful CTO, Brian was VP of Engineering at ShopNation.com ($20M exit - acquired by Meredith) where he built the team that created the company’s shopping engine, which powered the site.
Before that he was a Lead Architect at LowerMyBills.com ($330M exit - acquired by Experian) where he built the matching engine that to this day powers their lead-gen services. Brian's matching engine increased revenues in the debt vertical by ~%800 when first deployed.
In addition Brian has had a ton of experience at various startups that did not make it. Failure is a great teacher! In his free time, Brian starts and contributes to many open source software projects.
What makes Brian Cheerful… My wife, my kids, my friends, video games, and home made beer.
Raffi is passionate about creating high quality and streamlined digital experiences which spark creativity and bring people together.
Raffi has a BFA in Fine Art from Art Center College of Design, where he also studied Interactive Media. He's worked at Huge and TrueCar and has always been pursuing passion projects on the side. As one of the Co-Founders of Flipagram, he's excited to join the team at Cheerful Inc.
What makes Raffi Cheerful… his dog Curtis, his family & friends, art, music, good food, and spontaneous adventures.
Josh is a native of Toronto, Canada where he received his BFA in Design and Digital Media from York University and Sheridan College. He specializes in user experience, design, and software architecture and development. Josh has a special interest in making social media and technology accessible to everyone, in a creative and user-friendly manner.
Josh’s inventive mind and broad interests brought him to New York City and now Los Angeles where his brain continues working on new and innovative ideas. As one of the Co-Founders of Flipagram, he's looking forward to working with the Cheerful Inc. Team.
What makes Josh Cheerful… family & friends, his dog Enzo, food, snowboarding, and surfing…his sister Julia and his two beautiful nieces.
Navid likes to take part in initiatives that in some way help humanity. He started his career at GE and spend his first two years in their Information Management Leadership Program. After leading and delivering multiple business critical projects in Europe and the States, he left GE as an Operations Leader in 2006 to pursue the startup world.
Navid has a BS in Business - Computer Science concentration, and an emphasis in Information Systems from the University of Kansas.
What makes Navid Cheerful… Earth, music, meditation, the outdoors, reading, art/painting, psychology, people who inspire me, balance, cosmos, nature.
Ryan likes to develop high quality software and to be part of something that will improve the way people use technology. He originally developed risk analysis and economic software for the oil and gas industry. Gripe is his fourth internet start-up. His other internet experience incudes DotSpots where he's specialized in front-end development. He also worked with Matt Mastracci to build the Internet Explorer toolbar for StumbleUpon which was integral for their acquisition by Ebay.
Ryan has a Bachelor of Science in electrical and computer engineering.
What makes Ryan Cheerful… Hockey, family and the outdoors. Enjoys games and game development in his spare time.
Gihan enjoys creating scalable and robust back-end systems for web sites that are meaningful and help people.
After working many years at large technology companies Gihan has been at internet startups in various roles since 2004.
Gihan has a MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada.
What makes Gihan Cheerful… Nature, travel, dogs and home roasted coffee.
Andrey likes making web applications and services. He first started programming (in perl) when he started local ISP company in Russia.
He likes being in a company of positive people.
What makes Andrey Cheerful… Movies, coding, mechanical keyboards, soccer.
George likes to bring people together, to create a sense of community, and to motivate. Throughout his widely diverse career, these are the themes that remain constant. He surrounds himself with positive, motivated, like-minded people that he believes in, and does his best to bring the greatness out of each one of them.
As one of the co-founders of Flipagram, George was attracted to the team at Cheerful Inc. for the very reasons stated above.
George has a BS in Environmental Geosciences and a Certificate of Broadcast Meteorology.
What makes George Cheerful… his wife, his family, his friends, love, the outdoors, laughter, music, art, conversation, sports, travel, ambition, the wonderful journey of life!
Arash likes to create tools and services that enable and promote awareness and transparency in order to empower the masses. Gripe and DotSpots are Arash's first foray into internet world.
Always a tech and internet enthusiast, Arash finished his studies in Film and Audio Engineering.
What makes Arash Cheerful… Music, Art, Soccer (Hala Madrid!), Justice and Equality, and of course: Love!