Wombi Rose

Wombi Rose

Co-founder and CEO, Lovepop

Wombi Rose is co-founder and CEO of Lovepop. Wombi studied naval architecture and marine engineering at Webb Institute, where he met his business partner and best friend John Wise. Wombi received a Masters degree from MIT, and joined McKinsey & Company before heading to Harvard Business School with John.

On a business school trip to Vietnam, John and Wombi discovered incredible hand-crafted paper cards and were inspired. The duo took their engineering background and combined this ancient art form with the sliceform structure used in ship design to develop Slicegami™, and Lovepop was born.  

Lovepop is reinventing the social expressions industry with an imagination meets engineering approach to designing unforgettable pop-up cards. Lovepop is on a mission to create one billion magical moments by empowering others to do something meaningful for the special people in their lives. The company earned an investment from Kevin O’Leary on ABC’s “Shark Tank” in 2015, is a winner of Inc. Magazine’s Design Awards for Category Reinvention, and has been named one of Boston’s “On Fire” start-ups. Lovepop has more than 450 unique designs to help make every occasion magical – whether it’s a birthday, holiday, anniversary or any milestone for someone you love.


Wombi received a BS from The Webb Institute. He went on to earn an MS from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School.