• About Us

    Adapting the future to local shopping, not the other way around.

    Our Vision

    We believe a mobile economy needs to share more than information, it needs to share knowledge. A customer can access over a million options with a fingertip so easily accessing human knowledge and valuable perspective becomes critical. When you can access over a million options with your fingertip, the human element becomes more important than ever. At Nytch, we believe your company works best when you optimize access to the knowledge and expertise already present in your staff so you can focus on what's most important: your customer.

    Our Story

    Our founding team is a diverse group that came together to solve a major problem with retail commerce. The richness of the human mind and spirit means that each of us develops our own passions, builds unique knowledge from individual experiences, and has our own philosophy on our place in the world. In e-commerce, this vital human asset and the inventory that expressed it was removed from the customer's experience online. This deprives millions of people from the benefits of true human product knowledge. Not anymore.

     

    For the past three years, we have been building, testing, and refining the platform that changes the way companies of all sizes and in all industries find and meaningfully engage their customers. The Nytch platform was built with the feedback and insight of the businesses that we work with.

     

    Online shoppers are no longer content with a generic experience. Nytch deploys your services, skills, unique expertise and offline inventory in a manner that conforms to the way modern people live their lives.

  • Our Team

    We are small, but we are mighty!

    Grant Lea

    CEO

    Grant began his professional career after college working in Governor Schwarzenegger's office in Sacramento, California. He was responsible for ensuring that several of the Governor's key workforce development initiatives in healthcare were implemented at the agency and local level. After graduating from law school, Grant spent a little more time in politics before switching to advising technology clients in contract negotiations and transactions. He graduated from Pepperdine University and the University of Washington School of Law.

    Yash Parghi

    CTO

    Yash brings 10 years' professional engineering experience, from young startups-ups to major companies like Google and Etsy. His roles have ranged from tech lead / project management to greenfield development and building teams. At Google, Yash worked on open-source projects and on the open-source adaptation of internal data pipeline tool. At Etsy, he worked on the Continuous Deployment team wherein he managed the CI system served as an in-house consultant on testing. He received his B.A. in Match (minor computer science) from Cornell University.

    Jeff Miao

    Creative Director

    Jeff brings a decade of experience in design and animation to Nytch. During his time at Allison+Partners and John McNeil Studio, Jeff has worked to develop comprehensive marketing campaigns for both startups, mature companies, and everything in between. Jeff has worked on and launched campaigns for many of the most recognizable brands in the Bay Area including Nest, Uber, Intel, and Impossible. He  received his B.A. from UC San Diego and M.S. from NYU.

    Francis Beasley

    Lead iOS Developer

    Francis is a highly experienced iOS developer who has been recognized by the industry for his achievements. With a very impressive portfolio, Francis has either led or served as a principal developer on the Hotels.com app, the Nike suite of apps, and Launch, among many others. Moreover, seventeen of Francis' apps have earned the coveted "Choice of the Week" title from Apple, resulting in more than 350 million app downloads.

    Jaseem Hakeem

    Lead Android Developer

    Jaseem is a Bay Area software engineer, working as a native Android developer with 3 years of experience in Android. As a developer, he loves to prune chunks of code to make them as straightforward and efficient as possible. Aside from mobile engineering, he is also focusing on developing skills as a designer and backend engineer. In his spare time, Jaseem enjoys playing basketball, hiking, exploring with food, and hanging out with friends.

    Chase Kellison

    Operations Lead

    A senior at the University of Oregon, Chase launched his first business during his first year of college. SippyCup Trading was an internet-based company that educated paying members about financial securities. An aggressive entrepreneur, his unrelenting work ethic and instincts for customer habits give Nytch the advantage it needs with emerging consumers. Entrepreneurial by nature, Chase has proven to move swiftly and manage dozens of people at once, providing strong communication and clear pathways toward accomplishing goals in a timely manner.

  • Our Advisors

    Critical decisions are guided by the best

    Jane S. Taylor

    Ms. Taylor received her baccalaureate degree in Nursing from the University of Washington Medical Center in 1979. After working as a Critical Care nurse at Harborview Medical Center, she moved into the field of pharmaceutical research. She founded Pacific Coast Clinical Coordinators, Inc. "PC3Inc.," a Site Management Organization in 1988 (sold to Americas Doctor in 1996), The Geneva Foundation in 1993, and Northwest Kinetics, Inc, a Phase I pharmacokinetic clinical research unit, in 1995 (sold to Charles River Laboratories in 2006).

    Ms. Taylor remains actively involved in The Geneva Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing military medicine by facilitating research and education endeavors, serving on its Board of Directors and currently as its Founder and Chief Strategy Officer. She serves on many Boards and is actively involved in her community. Ms. Taylor served for fifteen years on the Goodwill of the Olympics & Rainier Region’s Board of Directors, part of which she served as the Board Chair, affording her significant experience and perspective to the thrift industry.

    Samir Singh

    Samir Singh is General Counsel at Accel Robotics and Principal at Triton Bridge, PC, a San Diego-based technology licensing law firm. Mr. Singh is also and Founder and President of MakeYou, Inc., a mobile health software company. He was previously Innovation Officer for ProQuest, LLC a global information services company. Samir received a Bachelor of Arts from Claremont McKenna College, cum laude, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Washington School of Law. Samir also serves as a Trustee of Francis W. Parker School, an independent K-12 school in San Diego, California.

    Adam Gee

    Adam started his engineering career at Google upon graduating from Stanford with a Computer Systems Engineering degree in 2005. While at Google, Adam spent most of his time building Colossus, the second generation of the Google File System. Adam and his team designed, wrote, and built the entire system from scratch. Once completed, he shifted to tech lead of a small team deployed within the company that was focused on speeding up the browsing experience by proxying web content through Google and applying page optimization techniques on the fly. He departed Google to begin a role as a founding engineer of Rubrik, Inc., where he manages the core technical infrastructure teams as a director.

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