I am excited to say that after more than five years of building, failing, crying, and laughing, Ulyngo has been acquired by one of the fastest growing and most exciting technology companies in HigherEd, Modo Labs.
When we created Ulyngo, our mission was to unify the commercial lives of students and establish a new way for them to safely and easily, transact, and engage on campus. Modo allows us to expand upon that mission to universities across the globe through their industry leading no-code mobile development platform. We are thrilled to join Modo and together create a single solution that…
The public is now so concerned about the safety issues that exist on platforms like Craigslist, Facebook, OfferUp, etc. that they’ve turned to their police for help.
Over the last few years there has been significant coverage on the initiative taken by Police Station’s to provide members of their community a place to buy and sell:
- NPR: Police Departments Open Up ‘Safe Lots’ For Craigslist Transactions
- Business Insider: This police department found a way to make Craigslist sales less sketchy
Police stations around the country are not the only ones taking this issue seriously. The AIM Group, a…
For the last few years I’ve been working closely with universities, analyzing the investments that have been made to increase student engagement and campus quality of life. With the recent activity from Facebook (and the other hyperlocal marketplaces like OfferUp, Letgo, Craigslist, etc), I’ve been fascinated how the connection between peer-to-peer commerce and student life engagement has still yet to be made.
Let’s take a look at Facebook’s latest move…Marketplace. Not only did they launch a new module, but replaced Messenger’s icon (located on the middle of their menu bar) with an entirely new operation. …
Founder of @ulyngo (acq. Modo), software, hardware, and payments nerd, metaphorical juggler.