Our Story

A single, relentless question put us on the path that led to building Dumpling....

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What can we do to help more people gain greater control, autonomy, and flexibility over the way they work?

A platform built for Personal Shoppers

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.

Business Owners get out what they put in

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.

Our Team

Dual Headquartered in Berkeley & Seattle

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Ashley Johnson

Coaching Specialist

Seattle, WA

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Bborie Park

Backend Engineer

Remote, WA

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Bobby Soto

Backend Engineer

Sonora, Mexico

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Breanna Crawford

Director, Coaching & Community

Redding, CA

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Bree Viscia

Director of Operations

Pleasant Hill, CA

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Emeke Nkadi

Web Engineer

Seattle, WA

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Jeff

Sr. Backend Engineer

Seattle, WA

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Joel Shapiro

Founder, co-CEO

Seattle, WA

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Kat Andrews

Business Owner Support

Seattle, WA

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Kelley Rios

Learning Technologist

Seattle, WA

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Matt Gilk

Sr. Mobile Developer

Chicago, IL

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Nate D'Anna

Founder, co-CEO

Berkeley, CA

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Olivia Yates

VP Marketing

Seattle, WA

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Renee Rodriguez

Business Owner Support

Indianapolis, IN

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Sarah Polito

Coaching Specialist

Rochester, NY

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Shreya Surana

Data Scientist

San Francisco, CA

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Tom Schoellhammer

Founder, CTO

Coeur d'Alene, ID