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What is Thunderclap?
If a tweet falls in the forest...

Social media is an easy way to say something, but it’s a difficult way to be heard. Thunderclap is the first-ever crowdspeaking platform that helps people be heard by saying something together. It allows a single message to be mass-shared, flash mob-style, so it rises above the noise of your social networks. By boosting the signal at the same time, Thunderclap helps a single person create action and change like never before.

You don't need a huge following for a successful Thunderclap.

A user with 200 Facebook friends could amplify her message better than someone with 3,000 friends. It all depends on your cause's voice and shareability—and how much your friends are engaged. Thunderclap has already reached millions of people. Check out some of the successful projects on our homepage!

The tipping point

The beauty of Thunderclap is that it sets the goalposts: one message, one number, one date. It's a common threshold you and your supporters work toward together. It's a tangible way to measure awareness.

Meet the Team

From left to right - David, Jason, Ian, Ted, and Chelsea

The Thunderclap team is comprised of engineers, designers, and writers. Our goal is to help you synchronize social media so your message can make a real impact.

We’re the people who make Thunderclap tick. We approve your campaigns, help you strategize, improve the Thunderclap experience, and work with you to amplify your network’s voices.

David Cascino

Founder and CEO

David created Thunderclap to help people be heard better together, and oversees all technical and product development. He is the co-founder of AI Capital and the former lead engineer at Knewton, with 15 years of experience building web and financial software.

Fun fact:
Dave worked summers in Alaska fishing for salmon and dodging Grizzly bears.

What do you want to amplify?
"Transparency in government."

Ian Parker

Chief Pothole filler and Team Mom

Ian finds all the potholes that need filling, ranks them in order of importance, mixes his own asphalt, and then fills them. He also drives us all to soccer practice and hands out orange slices at half-time, metaphorically speaking.

Fun fact:
Ian combined his love for making movies and games into a cool little app called Tumbleweed.

What do you want to amplify?
"Media literacy (aka BS detection)."

Chelsea Orcutt

Head of Outreach

Chelsea handles user engagement, campaign strategy, and business development. Before joining the Thunderclap team, Chelsea served as Project Manager at S2 Groupe, a startup marketing and PR consultancy. She holds a B.S. in Public Relations from Syracuse University.

Fun fact:
Chelsea was a competitive figure skater for 15 years, and was part of a synchronized skating team in college.

What do you want to amplify?
The power and importance of girls’ education in the developing world. (Check out She’s the First!)

Ted Chang

Design Director

Ted is responsible for developing all things visual and interactive for Thunderclap, from early UX concepts to final production assets. Previously, Ted was a designer for Williams-Sonoma and Xerox.

Fun fact:
Ted eats quicker than most. 🌭🍗🍕

What do you want to amplify?
"The importance of teaching programming and coding at an early age."

Jason Mowatt

Director of Plot Twists

Jason is the marketing guy that knows how to start and grow movements. Jason left behind the political life in DC to work with us here in NYC! He also organizes massive music festivals just because.

Fun fact:
Jason has recently become wicked famous for running Trap Karaoke on the side.

What do you want to amplify?
"Check out @MillionSwagSurf! Organizing the biggest swag surf in history to fight cancer."