Name: Derek Johnson
Company: Tatango, Derek Media
Location : New york
Position: Founder/CEO of Tatango, Founder/CEO of Derek Media
Details of companies
Tatango: A group text messaging website
Derek Media: A social media consulting agency
Education: University of Houston
: University of Washington
With the vision to provide groups a free, easy and fast way to communicate with group members via SMS, Derek Johnson founded Tatango.com in 2007. Initially started as a way for his Fraternity to communicate with his Fraternity brothers, Tatango.com has grown to the leader in its industry.
As CEO, Derek is primarily focused on how to best translate user needs into a great service w
while directing Tatango.com in their strategic direction.
A 22-year-old dropout of the University of Houston Entrepreneurial program, Derek has raised half a million dollars in investments for the company from private investors and the Bellingham Angel Group.
Tatango.com has done over 35 million messages since their launch and services all types of groups such as College organizations, churches, athletic teams, political candidates and non-profit groups.
As any entrepreneur will tell you, launching a company is hard work. Derek, a self proclaimed workaholic puts in 100+ hour workweeks to fulfill his vision of Tatango.com.
Derek and the Tatango.com team have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Seattle Times, Mashable, TechCrunch, PC World, LifeHacker and other national publications.