Our Story

The Wantoo team is made up of seasoned industry veterans with decades of experience. We have made careers out of championing ideas and bringing them to fruition. We come from various industries, with backgrounds in product development, UX, editorial management, and entrepreneurship to this, our labor of love.

We’ve worked in every sort of team environment, from cube farms to agile startups. We’ve learned to listen, collaborate, and ideate to bring about change big and small. We bring our passion for practical innovation out into the world, balancing deep knowledge with enough reckless immaturity to bring about proper disruption.

Management Team

Michael Tippett

Founder & CEO

A two-time Emmy nominee, Mike has over 20 years of successful international startup experience. He co-founded Afternic, NowPublic, and GrowLab. He recently ran Hootsuite Labs as Director of New Products. Mike is active in the Vancouver tech scene, guiding companies in transition and mentoring young entrepreneurs.

Dave Humphrey

Chief Product Officer

Deep experience in design- and engineering team management, with close connections to Canada's design community. Managed product teams at Jostle and built things at Bruce Mau Design. Agency clients include CIBC, Cadbury, Wal-Mart, HP, Purina, Rogers. and Canada Post. President of Emily Carr University Alumni Association.

Board of Advisors

Kim Kaplan

VP Product & Revenue Optimization,
Plentyoffish.com

Ron Burnett

President and Vice-Chancellor,
ECUAD

Kul Wadhwa

Head of Mobile,
Wikipedia

Stewart Butterfield

Founder & CEO,
Slack

Steve Hnatiuk

Managing Partner & Co-Founder,
Lighthouse Equity Partners

Keith Doyle

Assistant Professor, Design + Dynamic Media,
ECUAD

Andrew Reid

Founder and President,
Vision Critical

Wilson Tang

Studio Art Director,
Kabam

Kim Kaplan

VP Product & Revenue Optimization,
Plentyoffish.com

Ron Burnett

President and Vice-Chancellor,
ECUAD

Kul Wadhwa

Head of Mobile,
Wikipedia

Stewart Butterfield

Founder & CEO,
Slack

Steve Hnatiuk

Managing Partner ∓ Co-Founder,
Lighthouse Equity Partners

Keith Doyle

Assistant Professor, Design + Dynamic Media,
ECUAD

Andrew Reid

Founder and President,
Vision Critical

Wilson Tang

Studio Art Director,
Kabam