Meet your biggest cheerleaders.

Townsquared was built by people who champion small and local business. Both of our founders came from a family of small business owners, learning early that it isn’t an easy job. Our team members spend every day working directly with businesses in the cities we serve, watching them overcome challenges and celebrate wins as they grow. If there’s one thing we’ve learned, it’s that just because you can run a business on your own, it doesn’t mean you should. Our members use Townsquared to meet and learn from a diverse set of independent and passionate business owners right in their neighborhoods.

We help local businesses survive and thrive by connecting them to a local network of people who’ve been there.

Our values

Stronger together.
We empower our local business communities by fostering a supportive place to share advice and information.
Trust matters.
On Townsquared, members can expect privacy, transparency, and acceptance.
Give more, get more.
Generosity is what makes our community special. Our members join to help other businesses find success alongside their own.

The Townsquared Team

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

Ro Prakash

Co-founder

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

Nipul Patel

Co-founder

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

Miwa Ikemiya

Design

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

Kenny Chandrasekera

Engineering

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

Tan-ya Gerrodette

Design

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

Tim Sze

Engineering

Tech enthusiast, open-source devotee, craft beer aficionado; from the Great White North!

Hugo Dozois-Caouette

Engineering

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

Linda Missal

Community

Life scientist, joy spreader, shark diver. Can be seen playing beach volleyball every Sunday.

Karine Trépanier

Engineering

Finance guy that loves seeing the rubber hit the road by building teams and products that solve real problems and make people’s lives better.

Chris Turlica

Product

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

Melissa Peterman

Community

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

Katya Sadovnycha

Engineering

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

Jocelyn Manuel

Operations

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

Emily Manders

Engineering

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

Andy Bryson

Product

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

Kira Pascoe

Community

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


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