Design+Data

Expa works with proven founders to develop and launch new companies. After 10 years designing and building consumer services, the Expa team has identified many techniques that help create successful companies.

We help companies avoid common pitfalls in early-stage ventures, and actively remove roadblocks along the way. We’re not an “incubator”, and not a VC. We are hands-on co-founders that care about the details. The Expa team spends significant time on every company we work with.

Expa usually founds new companies based on our own ideas, but we occasionally collaborate with founders of early-stage companies whose missions we believe in. In such cases we become hands-on partners to a company, to help craft the brand, build the prototype and iterate towards product-market-fit. Expa specializes in product strategy, system design and user experience.

Expa was founded by Garrett Camp, co-founder of Uber and StumbleUpon, to apply his lessons learned creating successful startups. Joined by Hooman Radfar (founder of AddThis), Naveen Selvadurai (Foursquare co-founder), Milun Tesovic (founder of Metrolyrics), Roberto Sanabria (Google, Linkedin), Vítor Lourenço (Twitter designer, co-founder of Envoy) and 25 talented in-house experts in SF & NYC, the Expa team actively guides companies. We have done this before, founding 4 industry-defining startups that have collectively reached over 100 million registered users. And now we’re applying what we’ve learned to create the next generation of startups.

Investors

  • Garrett Camp
  • David Bonderman
  • Li Ka-Shing
  • Solina Chau
  • Ram Shriram
  • Sir Richard Branson
  • RIT Capital Partners
  • Meg Whitman
  • First Round Capital
  • ACE & Company
  • Sherpa Ventures
  • Kees Koolen
  • SV Angel
  • Matt Mullenweg
  • Tim Ferriss