Ownit brings together some of the biggest companies that generally do not work together.
Ownit integrates with commerce platforms including Shopify and Amazon, and payment gateways like Apple Pay, Google Pay, Shop Pay and PayPal to allow direct-to-consumer brands to grow their business on social platforms like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok.
Meet our team
Founded in 2021 by ecommerce veterans Payman Nejati, Evan Shiue, and Joel Tan, the company's founders bring 50 years of combined experience creating the world's most innovative checkout experiences, including at Amazon, Walmart, Standard Cognition, and Anycart. We've assembled a team of mission-driven people that love working together and solving hard problems.
Payman has nearly 20 years of experience leading business, product, and marketing teams in eCommerce. Prior to Ownit, Payman has been the co-founder of four other startups including Anycart (grocery eCommerce) and Handpick (an eCommerce tech startup acquired by Amazon in 2017).
Evan has over 20 years of experience leading finance, strategy and business operations at startups, scaleups and Fortune 50 companies. Prior to Ownit, Evan was VP of Finance and Ops at Standard AI (autonomous checkout) leading legal, finance and biz ops. Evan has also held leadership eCommerce roles at Walmart and PepsiCo.
Joel has nearly 20 years of experience leading engineering teams at both startups and Fortune 5 companies. Prior to Ownit, Joel was a Software Development Manager at Amazon Lab126 leading development for the Alexa Kitchen team. Prior to Amazon, Joel co-founded Handpick with Payman. Joel also served as Technical Director at NextDigital (global digital agency).