John Papandriopoulos – SnappyCam



Based in San Francisco, John Papandriopoulos is the creator of SnappyCam, the fastest smartphone camera on Earth.


There’s always room for true innovation. Look at existing solutions and imagine what they could, or should be. Don’t be afraid to reinvent yourself to get there.


The product is the marketing team. With $0 marketing spend, SnappyCam has enjoyed explosive user growth, and without any inherit virality baked into the app (but watch this space!). Word of mouth is king.


I was attracted to the entrepreneurial path for many years. I yearned for the freedom to be my own boss and create amazing products that would change the world. The enabler for me was a pragmatic one: a win in the U.S. green card lottery.

I was working at a Stanford-spinout startup in Silicon Valley at the time, headed by Prof. John Cioffi, who is known as “the father of DSL”. I relocated to the USA from my hometown Melbourne, Australia after just completing my postdoc and Ph.D dissertation on algorithms to speed up DSL connections.

You might say “snappy” is in my blood.


I’m a self-funded, single Founder. It may be tough going at first, but with a great support network, it’s possible to make a splash without the usual Co-Founder setup that’s prescribed by many of the highly respected Silicon ...

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