About us

Our mission

To make small business ownership accessible to anyone who wants it.

Values

empower
ownership

democratize
technology

success based on
customer success

local
matters

empower
ownership

democratize
technology

success based on
customer success

local
matters

Working From Homes Across the Country

Dual Headquartered in Berkeley & Seattle

Ashley Johnson
Coaching Specialist
Seattle, WA

Breanna Crawford
Director of Coaching & Community
Redding, CA

Bree Viscia
Director of Operations
Pleasant Hill, California

Cal Leung
Mobile and UX
Redmond, WA

Jeff Vick
Sr. Backend Engineer
Seattle, WA

Joel Shapiro
Founder, co-CEO
Seattle, WA

Kat Andrews
Business Owner Support
Seattle, WA

Nate D'Anna
Founder, co-CEO
Berkeley, CA

Olivia Yates
Vice President, Marketing
Seattle, WA

Sandra Vega
Social Media Manager
Santa Barbara, CA

Sarah Polito
Coaching Specialist
Newark, NY

Tom Schoelhammer
Founder, CTO
San Jose, CA

Our Story

A single, relentless question put us on the path that led to building dumpling: What can we do to help more people gain greater control, autonomy, and flexibility over the way they work?

When we set out to find an answer, we didn’t know we’d eventually be taking on the gig economy. But that’s where the question led - directly to the thousands of independent contractors who felt underpaid, exploited, and taken for granted by on-demand grocery delivery apps. We realized that the only thing standing between these workers and the ability to start their own personal shopping and delivery companies was access to the right technology. So we built it for them.

Now instead of a relentless question, we have a clear mission: To make small business ownership available to anyone who wants it. We’re proud to build the tools that empower anyone to start, run, and grow their own local, service-based business. Thousands of small businesses across 50 states already use dumpling to serve their communities, providing a higher caliber of service to clients and keeping local dollars in local economies. And every single one of those small business owners has greater control, autonomy, and flexibility over the way they work today.

Start your own personal grocery shopping business.