What we make
Lovepop is more than your one-size-fits-all greeting card from the drugstore. It's a giftable-mailable-keepsake-able 3D paper sculpture designed by naval engineers with cutting-edge software and hand-crafted in the art of slicegami™.
With one single Lovepop, two magical moments happen. That's one for your recipient when they experience that “OMG” factor of a Lovepop — and one for you, because gifting a Lovepop is just as magical as receiving one.
Lovepop is growing fast — so fast you might think it’s magic! — and we are so excited to have you on this journey with us. Because with you, we get the opportunity to bring even more love into this world. And that’s a journey worth taking.
Read more on our About Us page!
Wombi Rose is co-founder and CEO of Lovepop. Wombi studied naval architecture and marine engineering at Webb Institute, where he met his future business partner and best friend John Wise. Wombi received a Masters degree from MIT, and joined McKinsey & Company before heading to Harvard Business School with Wise. On a business school trip to Vietnam, they discovered incredible hand-crafted paper cards and were inspired. They combined that ancient art form with the sliceform structure used in ship design to develop Slicegami™, and Lovepop was born.
Lovepop is reinventing the social expressions industry with an imagination meets engineering approach to design. Lovepop earned an investment from Kevin O’Leary on ABC’s Shark Tank in 2015, won Inc. Magazine’s Design Awards for Category Reinvention in 2017, has been featured on Good Morning America, 20/20, The View, and created one-of-a-kind pop-up art to reveal the winners at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards.
With Lovepop, Wombi is on a mission to create one billion magical moments across the globe. Most recently, we launched Lovepop Weddings, a fully customizable experience that allows couples to create handcrafted, 3D invitation suites that reflect their unique love story.
John Wise is the co-founder and COO of Lovepop. John grew up in the mountains of South Carolina, spending as much time outdoors and on the water as possible. He studied naval architecture and marine engineering at Webb Institute, where he met his future business partner and best friend, Wombi Rose. After graduating from Webb in 2009, John joined Metal Shark Boats in Jeanerette, LA where he designed, engineered, and project managed high-speed, aluminum boat platforms. (Including the US Coast Guard RB-S, which can still be seen in Boston Harbor today!) After 2 years, John was promoted to engineering manager, leading the company-wide engineering team.
As COO of Lovepop, John is on a mission to make Lovepop the best place in the world for hungry, creative problem solvers. In 2017 John was honored with Forbes 30 Under 30 award for arts and style.
John lives in Somerville, MA with his family and still enjoys spending time outdoors and getting out on the water whenever possible.
An entrepreneur needs to do more with less, and the two ways to do that are to think outside of the box and to want it more than anyone else. When you don't have any resources, you get creative. It's that creativity under pressure, and the ability to thrive in that environment that makes a successful entrepreneur."
No occasion is too small, and no relationship too insignificant to go out of your way to make someone's day just a little bit better."
It’s becoming easier and easier to do what you love. It’s not necessarily about launching a platform/business for everybody. It’s about knowing who you are and what you get excited about and figuring out how to do that. Once you’ve identified what you care about, that’s what you should throw yourself into. It’s a purpose-driven philosophy."
Wombi discusses our partnership with Henri Bendel and installation of 30,000 paper butterflies, custom window display, and Lovepop pop-up shop.
Lovepop’s co-founders, Wombi and John, appeared on season 7 of "Shark Tank," where Kevin "Mr. Wonderful" O'Leary became an investor.
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