Building brands that matter
To help people build good relationships so that they can live happier lives.
Good relationships are the single biggest driver of our happiness, and we need a place to keep up with those relationships when we can’t be together. However, for a growing percentage of us, current social media often causes us to feel more disconnected from those family and close friends. We need a place that helps us feel more connected and fuels our important relationships.
In January of 2005 and five years into his first start-up, Shawn Boyer (founder and CEO) realized his life was totally out of balance - one dimensional and all work. This problem started a journey of trying to be as intentional about the other areas of life beyond work - especially relationships.
Today, after many discovery sessions, prototypes, and ideations, goHappy has helped thousands of people around the world authentically share life with family and friends, and nurture those incredibly important relationships.
Although we create digital products, our hope is that we’re doing so to enhance the quality of your life outside of the device in your hands. We believe that happiness is largely built on good relationships, and we sincerely hope we can help you facilitate building yours - away from the noise of social media and the chaos of group messaging.
Things We Do
Things We Don't Do
Cross-functional, seasoned entrepreneurs focused on delivering a great user experience.
Founder and CEO
Founder and former CEO of Snagajob from 2000-2013, Shawn grew that company to 50m+ users and 250k employers; 8x Great Place to Work company and 5x Deloitte Fast 500. goHappy fuels his passion for nurturing meaningful relationships. Shawn loves being a husband and a dad of three awesome kids and doing anything fitness related so he doesn't feel as guilty making and drinking fun cocktails. Learn more about Shawn on Linkedin.
Dan is a full-stack software engineer, code-wrangler, and full-time problem-solver. goHappy fuels his passion to make the world a better place through caring conversations. Dan hikes and bikes the seven hills of Richmond, Virginia and savors the exotic cocktails Shawn serves up (see above). Learn more about Dan on Linkedin.
Dan is a full-stack software engineer with a particular love for building systems that are reliable, fast, and scalable. goHappy fuels his passion for staying close with all of his family, both near and far. In his spare time, Dan enjoys reading, cooking, designing goofy video games, and rooting for the Buffalo Bills. Learn more about Dan on Linkedin.
With nearly 20 years in interaction design, Tom has learned that software should always serve a person and that every pixel should serve a purpose. goHappy fuels his passion for community-building, communication and improvisation. Tom also plays guitar entirely too loud and runs every day. Learn more about Tom on Linkedin.
10+ years of product experience helping to build products that hopefully help make people's lives a little better. goHappy fuels his passion for helping people connect on a deeper level and also change some bad social media habits. Nick spends free time practicing to be a contestant on a father/daughter episode of Chopped, watching Star Wars with his son, finding the next series to binge with his wife, and reliving soccer glories of yesteryear. Learn more about Nick on Linkedin.