August 06, 2013
Company promises to defend online “REPP” with profile site
There's been no shortage of recent news headlines featuring stories of people who claimed to be someone online when in reality they're not. That's where Cincinnati-based REPP comes in.
The company, founded about a year ago, allows users to create verified online profiles that are easily embedded and shareable, using a patent pending process.
The company was a member of the third class of The Brandery and recently became Chamber members. Additionally, co-founders Michael Bergman and David Volker are both C-Change alums.
"REPP provides such a unique and innovative service and offers its customers a great deal of value. It was my pleasure to understand what Michael was looking for from a partnership with the Chamber. I am excited for REPP's potential, because I think they will do some big things here in Cincinnati," said Doug Brandt, Sales Representative for the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber.
L-R: BreeAnna Bergman, Co-Founder, Adam Daniel, CTO, David Volker, CCO, Michael Bergman, CEO, Stephen Hartz, Co-Founder
It all began when co-founders, Michael and BreeAnna Bergman, met speed-dating. Before BreeAnna would let Michael take her out she tried to do some research on him, but came away with false positives and confusing results and a company was born as a result.
Specifically, REPP allows users the ability to run their own background checks and connect their social media accounts. REPP profiles are fully controllable by their owner and shared for uses such as online dating, peer-to-peer transactions, networking, and online initiated transactions, making everyone feel safer when the online world meets the real world.
REPP was named one of CNBC's World's Most Promising Companies in 2012.