Co-Founder & CEO, Lovepop
Wombi Rose is co-founder and CEO of Lovepop, a design company reinventing the wedding invitation.
Wombi studied naval architecture and marine engineering at Webb Institute, where he met his future business partner and best friend John Wise. The pair always dreamed of starting a business together, and enrolled at Harvard Business School together four years after graduating from Webb. 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’s 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.
Lovepop is on a mission to create one billion magical moments and has just launched the Lovepop Wedding Design Studio where couples can create a 3-dimensional version of their celebration in paper miniature to give guests the perfect preview of the special day to come. The company has grown from three people in early 2014 to over 600 employees today, with over five million magical moments created to date.