Gum Startup Social Video App
  • Gum Startup Video App iPhone
  • Gum's story is about you

    Mission: Increase opportunity for all startup creators

    Created by:

    Danny Tamez is the creator of Gum. He ships startup products with a team of builders at Tamez Labs, HQ in Austin, TX. He also invests in startups and is the independent backer of Gum.


    We created Gum for one special kind of human - startup founders. We understand your challenges because we are you. We have been through the trenches in Silicon Valley and taken ideas from zero to one. Now, our vision is to to give all startup creators an opportunity to find success, and that includes you.

    If you have ever opened an email and read, “We’re sorry to say that your startup was not selected for an interview… Unfortunately we can't give you feedback about your application.” If one investor told you, “you can’t create a new market“ and the next one said “the market is too crowded.” If you ever got a “no thanks”, “not for me”, or no reply at all. Gum is for you.

    Our mission is to increase opportunity for all startup creators. So, if you raised millions of dollars and want to tell your story on Gum, come on in. However, we made Gum for founders without access, the underdogs, the diamonds in the rough - who spend their time working, hustling, and applying and never get their shot. A lot of founders never even receive feedback or a thank you. At Gum, we believe that you deserve a solid handshake, a gigantic hug, and a sincere thank you for putting your energy into making the universe a better place. Some of you also deserve checks to keep building your dreams, so we are working to make sure that happens.

    We designed Gum to help you solve some of your biggest challenges - storytelling, networking, and funding. You can easily create your video stories and share them to apps across the internet. You can get a startup network, collaborate with other creators, and connect with investors. If you feel like you are overlooked, underrepresented, or underrated, you can opt in to our new game. You can compete on a level playing field, win a cohort, and get funded.

    Gum is for all startup creators. I invite you to join now, get in early, and keep moving forward. #STICKTOIT

    Danny Tamez
    Founder & CEO