We love local

Small business owners are passionate about what they do —

and so are we! Townsquared’s mission is to help local businesses succeed in their missions, by empowering the people who keep them running. At Townsquared, we believe that small businesses are stronger, together.

We know that successful small businesses are not only the cornerstone of the economy, but they also create better communities for all of us. Our favorite neighborhoods, like San Francisco’s Mission District, where we work behind a big, red garage door, rely on the coffee and clothing shops, corner stores, and restaurants we love to keep them humming.

Townsquared wasn’t just built for small businesses, it was built at small businesses—specifically, over fresh pasta and the famous meatballs from Pasta Gina. Townsquared was originally powered by Gina’s homemade food (possibly a few cannolis), and we regaled Gina and her husband, Gene, with our dream of helping small businesses. They liked the idea so much, Pasta Gina was one of our first investors. Gene and Gina helped make Townsquared a reality because they believed, like we do, that small businesses benefit from strong communities. We’re honored by their faith in us. Even though we’re still not allowed to make the cannoli filling.


The Townsquared team

Neuroscience. Badminton. Sauce. Learning and growing in SF, combining my passion for local and problem solving.

Ro Prakash

CEO and Co-founder

Hungry for new knowledge, big burritos, good basketball, and music with a soul. On the hunt for more reading time.

Nipul Patel

COO and Co-founder

A world-wandering designer, UX refiner, and secret ceramicist with an enthusiasm for tiny things and pie.

Miwa Ikemiya


Do, learn, repeat. I love, and strive to build, cultures that are fast, fun, impactful, and optimistic.

Abhi Vijayakar


Policy wonk, political nerd, and all-around public servant at heart. Usually in stripes and a jaunty cap.

Ahmad El-Najjar

Policy and Communications

Until the inevitable zombie apocalypse, reading, writing, watching movies, gardening, and general pottering about with 2- and 4-legged family.

Amy Johnson


Engineer by day, ramen chef by night, teacher at heart. Braves the sun for rock climbing and Pokémon.

Andrew Huang


Passionate about family, bikes, books, solving real world problems, creating value, and products that wow.

Andy Bryson


Web aficionado from Arizona. Likes coffee, design, running. Always looking for interesting books to read.

Ben Atkin


Gorge dance partier, outdoor hiker, beer garden liker with a love/hate relationship with @KarlTheFog.

Ben Hjerrild


Glamping expert with NorCal roots and soul. Product designer making digital life a little brighter.

Carolyn Packer


Storyteller. Good at finding parking spaces. Making sculpted observations. Living vicariously through myself.

Christine Tseng


Inherent drive for learning, problem solving, and caffeine. Find me outside hiking, biking, or running.

Dharmesh Shah


Former technophobe. Enjoys reading post-apocalyptic science fiction and exploring the great indoors.

Emily Manders


Software architect by day, bug bounty hunter by night. Attends hackathons for AWS credits.

Eric Lamison-White


This guy rolls his sleeves up, when he's wearing sleeves. While waiting for his telepathy to kick in, he enjoys growing businesses.

Eugene Nilus


Owning the vision for the next "new new thing".

Evan Bradley


A can-do guy who rolls with the punches. Eats stress for brunches, drops rhymes by lunches.

Gaurav Mali


Passionate about creative problem solving and pragmatic, progressive execution.

Hamza Kubba


Risk-taking philosopher weaving through intergalactic space-time attempting to unlock the mystery of perfect hair.

Hassan Bazzi


Navy vet who loves programming and working with people, rarely seen hatless.

Ian Epperson


Voracious eater. Goes to buffets and tries to eat them out of business. Eats data, digests them, and draws sustenance.

Jerry Tsai


Hula-dancing bacon-makin' hostess with the mostest. Greasing the office gears for smooth sailing.

Jocelyn Manuel


Loves working with great teams, and making things that matter for the community. Yogi, musician, traveller.

Katya Sadovnycha


Former reader of manuals, now passionate about learning by doing. Ears perk up at mentions of cricket, psychological biases, and board games.

Kenny Chandrasekera


Passionate about coffee, hiking, storytelling, building community. Exploring the world one neighborhood at a time!

Kira Pascoe


Motorcycle-riding sweater knitter, slowly eating my way through my native NYC

Linda Missal


Proudly from Yorkshire and runs on disco. Busy finding the best stories to tell. Liberally supplements life with wine and sparkle.

Lucy Bartlett


Goes home to one wife, two daughters, and numerous roof-growing pumpkins in San Jose. Fan of solar energy and Frisbee.

Marc Siegel


Delight finder. Bi-lingual bantam creating things that make people smile.

Maru Carrion


NW girl. Dabbler in cooking, gardening and winemaking. Connoisseur of corpse revivers.

Melissa Peterman


Portland native, entrepreneur and recovering banker. Reads all things Malcolm Gladwell and Dan Pink. Washed up athlete who has more sneakers than you.

Stephen Green


Pattern seeker interested in story, image, and experience. Thinking global via local. Biking-to-coffee-or-beach-or-bay enthusiast.

Tan-ya Gerrodette


Compulsive meme-aficionado. Bad at texting. Good at burritos. Known to write a tune or two.

Tanner Gesek


Canuck that loves conquering the impossible with a scrappy team. Also, dogs, beer, and Tim Hortons.

Tim Sze


From the Garden State to the land of beer gardens. Loves psychology, theater, people, problems and solutions, and pasta.

Wera von Wulfen


We’re looking for more great people to join our team!

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