Scooploop began as a recommendation site where friends recommended businesses, as a form of trustworthy, online word of mouth. While we do tend to trust our friends and family more than strangers, they don’t always live nearby. This was one of Scooploop’s major problems, because our users weren’t always able to find recommendations for businesses local to them.
This sparked an idea at Scooploop HQ. We asked, “Who knows local businesses better than anyone?” The members of our local community – our neighbours – of course. While the people who live around us have always known which local businesses are reputable and worth the money, there wasn’t an easy way to ask them.
We decided to reconstruct Scooploop from what it once was and transform it into a community website. Neighbours are now sharing recommendations, skills and knowledge, getting to know each other, attending local events and enjoying their community.
We offer a simple, non-invasive way to connect with your neighbours, at a time that suits you. We’re still fulfilling our aim of bringing people closer to the best in the business through the power of word of mouth, but we’ve localised the service to benefit our users and help small businesses to market themselves online. We unite local communities and fuse new friendships between neighbours.
Wolfgang has worked as a software developer and system administrator for more than 30 years.
He studied musicology and logic in Germany, worked in R&D on autonomous embedded systems and has a long experience in development and deployment of large web services.
Before Scooploop, he has been Chief Technology Officer of awarded regtech company Enforcd for three years.
His interests include artificial intelligence, space travel and science fiction.
Tomasz has been developing websites and applications for the last 15 years, out of which seven years have been in London companies. He has been building and overseeing a platform of websites, with now +200k users a day, focusing mainly on database related web services and scalability.
He studied journalism and Public Relations at Jagiellonian University in Krakow.
In his private time, he enjoys writing music for his three kids, oil painting and hiking in the Tatra Mountains.