At ShopCats, we create products with the goal of bringing more joy into the world. Our first product is an app that lists store cats all around the world, but we're also creating other products: books, stuffed animals, shirts and more. Every time someone interacts with our products, we want a that person to feel something: joy.
How we measure our success:# of people we've reachedxhow frequently they experience joy using our products
Where is your company based?
We work from home just north of Seattle, Washington and in Saigon, Vietnam.
What is your revenue model?
ShopCats will always be free for users and businesses. We plan to make money as a publisher through the sales of books. We'll also sell shirts, stuffed animals and other fun items.
How many stores are listed in ShopCats?
As of writing this, there are just over 10,000 stores listed on ShopCats. There are many more to come, but some stores will be removed as cats retire and we find inaccurate listings.
David founded and ran Trakstar (www.trakstar.com) for 14 years before it was sold to a private equity company. Since then, he and his partner spent a few years traveling, and he's been working on personal projects. ShopCats is the first public facing project since Trakstar.