It is an absolute honour and privilege to recommend the Wavy team to the techstars accelerator. This team has what it takes to do big things - they’ve got a killer background in marketing, technology, and business development. But it is the character and passion of the founding team - who relentlessly pursue their big ideas - through hard work, determination, and a dogged focus on achievement which make them a team that any investor would want to back.
I met Shawn in early 2015 and Neshay in 2016 - they were both incredibly valued (and early) members of the Nudge team. I enjoyed working with them from the early days to a team of 35+ in 2018. As the founder of a growing startup, it’s always bittersweet to see high performers leave the company. However, in this case, I could not be more proud to see them chasing their dreams in building Wavy. I highly recommend you keep an eye on them - I know I’ll be cheering them on along the way.
I’m not what one would call an “active investor”. It’s tough enough to keep my own business in line without having to worry about people who are indirectly associated with me. I’m selective and I’m particular. And with the dynamic nature of business today, I apply those parameters to the people behind the ideas, not the ideas themselves.
I’m proud to say that I’m an investor in Wavy. Sure, it’s a great idea at a great time. But the team behind the company are the ones I invested in. They’re smart, ambitious, open to feedback, and most importantly, delightfully curious on how to make life better for those around them. I’m cheering from the sidelines. Who wants to join me?
I’ve had the chance to work the Wavy team since day one, as I was their mentor in the Spring 2018 cohort of Startup Boost. Coming into the program, they were bright eyed, excited, and ready to tackle any problem that came their way. In the year in a half since then, their attitude has not changed.
I’ve watched Shawn, Peter, and Neshay build a great foundation for Wavy. They’ve done a lot of customer development and validation, and I truly believe they’re building something unique in the leisure and travel space. I’m already a happy customer of theirs - they’re taking the time to curate recommendations from local experts, as well as design a seamless texting and app experience. Excited for what’s next!