Our mission

Empower creators and tastemakers to build thriving businesses with their community and favorite brands.

Our story

Flagship is born in 2022 from a simple observation: culture leadership has shifted. It moved from being dictated by magazines and TV programs, to being led by millions of creators and online tastemakers. People that look like you and me. People we can relate to and aspire to become. However, the monetization tools available to this new class of thought leaders is lagging and often underpays them, making it very difficult for them to build thriving and resilient businesses.

To tackle the problem, Youssef, Juhana and Khalil started flagship, a simple platform for these entrepreneurs to build their online boutiques and turn their passion into thriving businesses. There is one difference with other commerce platforms. With flagship boutiques, creators can focus on what they do best: shaping the future of culture and authentically recommend the right products to their communities. Everything else is taken care of by flagship and their partner brands. That way, creators can become the future of retail.

Learn more about why we’re building Flagship here.

Our team

Youssef Ahres

CEO & Co-founder

Previously Director of Data Science at Instagram, leading the ads and business teams.

Juhana Kangaspunta

CTO & Co-founder

Previously Software Engineer @ Google Brain and Zoox, building robots and self-driving cars.

Khalil Hajji

Product & Co-founder

Previously Software Engineer @ Youtube and Product Management at Yelp.

Julian Greene

Creator Partnerships

Previously Founder @ Blogist, an influencer marketing platform.

Andrew Xia

Founding Engineer

Previously Engineer @ Snorkel AI

Parker Burr

Brand Partnerships

Previously Founder @ Feat Clothing