What is Vimbly?
Vimbly is the fastest way to book thousands of activities, classes & date ideas.
- pizza making
- wine tasting
- scotch pairing
- samurai sword fighting
- ... and more!
Learn more from our blog post on Vimbly's Three Wise Questions!
How does Vimbly Work?
- Pick a category
- Choose a time slot
- Have a great time
Meet the Team
Sam previously invested in tech companies at a hedge fund, with a focus on the Internet space. Before that, he was a tech M&A banker. Sam’s painful search for a photography class led him to Vimbly instead.
Little Known Fact: Tries to eat chicken wings with a fork and knife.
Previously a VP at BlackRock with a background in machine learning, life has taken Chris from 14.4k modems and cow tipping in Toronto to PHP and EDM in New York.
Little Known Fact: Can dominate Sam in a typing speed competition.
Simon's the type of guy that eats a pre-brunch breakfast and a post-brunch lunch. When he's not at Vimbly HQ, you can find him in some kind of body of water... trying not to drown.
Little Known Fact: Used to be a triathlon athlete... and won first place for his age group! (But he doesn't really tell people about it.)
Mallory grew up in a foreign land some know as Long Island and attended SUNY Binghamton where she studied engineering, witnessed occasional sun appearances, and spent two years as a vegetarian before realizing she had made a miSTEAK. Mallory is a self-proclaimed human Shazam and goes by Mal to non-telemarketers.
Little Known Fact: Can name the make, model, and approximate year of almost any car she sees.
As a kid, Paul had an extreme enthusiasm for the anatomy of electronics, disassembling radio receivers, TVs, Playstations, iPhones and anything that had circuits in it -- despite almost getting electrocuted by a CRT monitor.
Little Known Fact: Used to play bass guitar for a punk rock band.
Little Known Fact: Fell out of a window taking an awesome picture.
Camilo can be summed up in three words: curious, skeptical, and introverted. He’s always up for trying new cuisine, and enjoys listening to music while coding. Tell Camilo to get lost and he’ll take it quite literally. He loves exploring, whether it’s among skyscrapers or forests.
Little Known Fact: Is allergic to chocolate, but doesn’t care, and insists on eating it until an allergic reaction begins.
Born in southern Indiana, Brandon started programming in BASIC on the Commodore 64 when he was ten years old -- his interest in computer programming has thrived ever since. Brandon’s interests include software development, independent movies, all things books and enjoying the outdoors whenever possible.
Little Known Fact: Goes hammock camping during all four seasons -- sometimes with up to 40 other people!
Despite living just outside New York City his entire life, Joe never tires of the sights and sounds. From a young age, he was always tinkering away with old, neglected computers. He’s never one to turn down a good home-cooked meal and on weekends can be found out on the golf course (usually searching for a lost ball or two).
Little Known Fact: Had a tooth knocked out by a younger sister when he was in 2nd grade (she was 4!).
Zeeshan was born and raised in a valley on the foothills of the Himalayas. He loves programming first, and cats second. When he’s AFK, you can typically find Zeeshan practicing guitar, reading up on astronomy facts and figures, or binge-watching a new Netflix series. Exploring NYC is becoming his unconcious passion.
Little Known Fact: Completely toasted his first PC by attempting to overclock it.
Melissa is an avid cross country enthusiast -- she doesn't run, but has driven coast to coast three times. After eventually moving to Kauai, Melissa realized she missed home and traded the Hawaiian jungle in for a concrete one.
Little Known Fact: Knows all the lyrics to most Shania Twain songs.
Growing up in South Jersey, Christian loved tinkering with computers. When he's not coding, you can find him watching racing or streaming games.
Little Known Fact: Although Christian has lived in Atlantic City, he has never gambled.
Miriam grew up in Brooklyn, where she developed a love/hate relationship with urban life. She loves traveling -- her future wanderlust plans include Asia and Australia. In her spare time, Miriam reads non-fiction novels, solves crime documentaries, and dabbles in different spicy foods.
Little Known Fact: Found out she was in It’s Kind of a Funny Story by watching the movie.
Talitha grew up in New Jersey and loves to travel, listen to classical music, and watch comedy movies. She considers herself a choco-holic, but likes to think it’s balanced out by the amount of fruit she consumes. During her free time, Talitha enjoys playing the piano, going to the beach, and exploring theme parks.
Little Known Fact: Dangerously afraid of heights, unless roller coasters are involved.
Ruth is a thrill-seeker who loves to travel, and her friends know she’s always up for a spontaneous trip. Ruth has an affinity for outdoor adventures that take place on land or in water -- but never in trees (see, Ruth is afraid of heights).
Little Known Fact: Cries whenever she laughs due to overactive tear ducts.
Born on the Caribbean island of Trinidad, Ferina moved to the US at the age of 2. Most weekends you can find her grilling anything she can get her hands on, pausing only for rain or snow. Ferina tries new cooking recipes like it’s her job -- so long as they don’t include Twizzlers...
Little Known Fact: Suspects she is the only person alive who hates Twizzlers.
Melisa is a UX designer who is passionate about designing digital products that help people. She was raised in paradise (otherwise known as Hawaii) and has lived on both the east and west coast, doing her best to improve digital experiences for users everywhere.
Little Known Fact: Grew up speaking a rare Chinese dialect called Teo Chew.
Marcos grew up in the beautiful city of Montevideo, Uruguay where he developed his passion for music and technology. He spent a year traveling the world and managed to get lost in every city he visited -- more than once in each place. When Marcos isn’t moonlighting as a travel photographer, you can find him playing guitar or coffee shop hopping.
Little Known Fact: Once fell asleep in a movie theatre in Japan, and proceeded to snore (heavily) throughout the entire film.
Sam is a sucker for live music and poetry. More often than not, you'll find him at an open mic night relaxing with friends. Sam has also been bitten by the travel bug, and with family members across 6 different countries he can always find a couch to crash on.
Little Known Fact: Rides his bicycle all year round, even through winter.
Julio grew up in northern Colombia in the town of Purísima. He loves seafood, swimming, and late night coding sessions. When he isn’t playing the role of unofficial technology adviser for his friends and family, you can usually find Julio playing soccer video games or cooking.
Little Known Fact: Is always the last of his friends to order at restaurants because he can be super indecisive.
Paul has an engineering background and loves playing guitar -- so much so that he once considered a career as a full-time street performer. Paul’s philosophy is “go big or go home” even when trying new things -- the first time he tried rollerblading, he ended up breaking his hand.
Little Known Fact: Lost his wallet while he was on a trip in the mountains and had to trade all of his belongings for a ticket back home.
Fatih grew up in Istanbul, Turkey. His hobbies include trying different flavored coffee beans from around the world, learning new languages (despite some short term memory loss), and traveling. His next trip? Galavanting through the Tuscan countryside.
Little Known Fact: Once owned a baby duck as a pet.
Sean plays more instruments than he can count -- though not necessarily very well. As an avid volleyball fan, Sean loves going to the beach to play in games every chance he gets. When Sean has free time you can find him at the driving range with his friends (where someone is guaranteed to break a club more often than not).
Little Known Fact: Once broke his phone when it fell about one foot on to a fluffy carpet.
Luan is an IT enthusiast who enjoys exploring new technologies. He works closely with developers to help them on infrastructure provisioning, auto-scaling on clouds, CI/CD, and applications troubleshooting. Aside from IT, Luan loves going to the beach, swimming and biking.
Little Known Fact: Shoots photos on his outdoor expeditions that would make Nat Geo jealous.
When she isn’t making sure Vimbly users have awesome experiences, you can find Lea playing with her kids and watching Korean dramas. Her lifelong dream is to travel to all the 7,643 islands of the Philippines and eventually take on the rest of the world.
Little Known Fact: Sneezes (up to 10 times in a row!) right after she wakes up every morning.
Even though Daniel grew up in the heart of Transylvania, he now calls the US his home. Daniel’s hobbies include programming, playing soccer and snowboarding -- it’s impossible for him to pick a favorite. Daniel enjoys traveling with his family and the memories they make on each of their trips together.
Little Known Fact: Wanted to be a professional soccer player when he was younger.
Pete loves being a part of exciting tech projects and watching them flourish. In his spare time, he enjoys camping in the wild and helping his kids with their math homework. Pete is always on the lookout for a chess partner.
Little Known Fact: Was able to say the whole alphabet backwards in 6.3 seconds when he was younger.
Mohamed previously worked as an IT manager at Orange and in marketing at Google. He was born in Egypt, is addicted to pizza and soccer, and is totally consumed by wanderlust. In his free time, Mohamed studies chocolate-loving countries and plans his next trips (whether taking them or not is another story).
Little Known Fact: Loves his little son and all kinds of different chocolates.
Growing up in Ann Arbor and having studied computer science at the University of Michigan has made Kurt a Wolverines fan for life -- you can find him cheering on his beloved team every Saturday in the fall without fail. When he's not coding or listening to podcasts, Kurt is most likely outside exploring or golfing somewhere trying to break 80.
Little Known Fact: Played water polo throughout college.
Constantin is a technology enthusiast who has a passion for all things nutrition and fitness. Ask him anything about counting macros or hitting the gym, and you won’t regret it. Most nights, you can usually find Constantin working out.
Little Known Fact: Was a Merchant Navy deck officer.
Dragan grew up in a small country in Europe called Macedonia. He’s always eager to explore new tech challenges and solutions. Dragan has over a decade of experience with web technologies, but admits AI and machine learning are still his Achilles heel (don’t worry, he’s learning).
Little Known Fact: Skied for the first time at age 27.
Arminas was born in Lithuania and studied computer science in Vilnius. He has over a decade of experience as a developer building websites from scratch. When he’s not hiding behind three different computer screens, Arminas enjoys traveling to small countryside towns with his family.
Little Known Fact: Tells people that Bitcoin is evil even though he secretly thinks it’s the best thing since sliced bread.
Infused with inquisitive blood, Justin is always on the lookout for the unexpected. He loves to indulge his curiosity by reading, conversing and roaming around the city. A lover of life, Justin believes in living it to the fullest and holding nothing back.
Little Known Fact: Prefers Starbucks coffee for its taste (the cold brew in particular), and not the reward stars.
After spending her whole life in the heat of South Florida, Noel packed her bags and headed north in search of seasons and a breathtaking city skyline. She is an avid moviegoer and can often be found perusing Pinterest for new crafty ideas, though she hasn’t opened her own Etsy shop (yet).
Little Known Fact: Has yet to tell Ferina that she also hates twizzlers.
Jay has worked in the technology sector as an investment banker and product manager. He has built top-grossing apps in several places around the world (including Silicon Valley and Beijing), with a focus on mobile gaming and online entertainment. Jay is both a loyal Detroit sports fan and Spartan for life.
Little Known Fact: Is a retired child actor for Oscar Mayer & Blockbuster Video (RIP).
Will loves winning board games, playing Super Smash Bros, Ultimate, and hanging out at the park to toss a frisbee around with his friends. When he’s not watching movies or delving into a new book, you can find him taking real life adventures into his own hands around New York City.
Little Known Fact: Years past its 2016 debut, is still a dedicated and avid Pokemon Go player.
Andrew is the type of person who finds the same joke hysterical no matter how many times you’ve told it to him. He loves spending time thinking up new chess strategies, playing the flute, and reading terrifying horror novels. Andrew is a wizard when it comes to the wonder of caffeine (he’s not sure if it’s a good thing or a bad thing just yet).
Little Known Fact: Was a seven-time national chess champion for his age group at one point.
William is a self-proclaimed computer nerd and part-time sorcerer (in Dungeons & Dragons, of course). When he’s not working on a new project, William enjoys jogging, making music and wandering through Middle Earth.
Little Known Fact: Once declared himself a vegetarian, then subsequently helped his friends eat 12 pounds of meat -- it was an emergency.
Consuelo competed in beauty pageants as a child and loves to dance… making her the not-so-secret biggest fan of Michael Jackson. Since she plans her day around crime dramas, you can usually find her channeling her inner Stabler and Benson when she is watching old “Law & Order: SVU” reruns.
Little Known Fact: Was the shortest member of her old volleyball team.
Kevork was born and raised in Plovdiv, Bulgaria -- one of the oldest cities in Europe! Having studied in both Seattle and Milan gave Kevork a taste of city life in other parts of the world. Kevork considers his love for barbecue a side effect of life experience in the Balkans… and it’s rare he goes more than a day without a good steak.
Little Known Fact: Has attempted brewing his own craft beer (though a drinkable batch is yet to come).
Sejina is a vegetarian whose guilty pleasures include Kit Kats and Coke Zero. She enjoys playing chef in the kitchen by creating her own recipes, and trying impressively packaged snacks. Sejina is passionate about beauty products and enjoys sharing new finds with her friends and family.
Little Known Fact: Ate 35 gelatos in a span of 25 days during her first trip to Europe.
Christina grew up on the beautiful island of Jamaica and has almost 2 decades of customer service experience under her belt. She has a passion for cooking and enjoys recreating recipes at home from dishes she’s tried at her favorite local restaurants. Christina spends her spare time listening to mystery and horror audiobooks.
Little Known Fact: Though Christina dreams of one day living on the beach, she has a crippling fear of seaweed.
If you’re ever caught in a game of hide-and-seek with Naomi, count on finding her somewhere sunny and sandy. She loves the beach and the outdoors. Naomi has worked as a teacher and enjoys spending time with her family.
Little Known Fact: Is an undefeated champion amongst friends and family for plates of food consumed at all-you-can-eat buffets.
Kanya enjoys spending most her free time making the most of the outdoors, especially when it’s nice out. She gardens for relaxation, freestyle dives for exercise, and never misses a bird hunting season. For Kanya, crabbing is a must every June through August.
Little Known Fact: Once had an encounter with a shark (and escaped in one piece) while sport fishing.
Swapnil was born in India and was brought up watching western movies and television shows. In his spare time, Swapnil enjoys spending time with his friends and family.
Little Known Fact: Was so nervous when proposing that he briefly forgot his wife’s name.
Dennis was born in Davao City, home to the highest peak in the Philippines. When he isn’t playing volleyball -- his favorite sport -- Dennis enjoys dreaming up different stories, and eventually wants to write a novel. His foolproof trick for remembering things is to make songs about them.
Little Known Fact: Snores really loudly.
Originally from Venezuela, Robert dreams of one day traveling the world. In the meantime, he settles for meeting visitors from his own country and showing them around town. Robert loves learning new languages, but he’s only fluent in English -- for now.
Little Known Fact: Is an awful dancer in public, but can really cut a rug when no one’s watching.
CJ considers himself a Filipino music enthusiast -- more often than not, you can find him playing the guitar or writing a song. He also sings and plays piano, bass and drums. When he isn’t working on his music, CJ loves to travel.
Little Known Fact: Even though CJ stands for Celestino Jose, he includes both in his full name: Celestino Jose CJ Charvet.
Sheila has had a passion for arts and crafts from a young age (part of that may be because she got A’s on all of her art assignments in school). Now, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, cooking and watching movies.
Little Known Fact: Once pretended to be a tourist while visiting popular attractions in her own country.