PatPat was founded in 2014 by close friends Albert Wang (CEO) and Ken Gao (COO) in Mountain View, CA. Albert & Ken both earned their Master`s degrees at Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh, PA. They also worked together as Principal Engineers at Oracle shortly thereafter. When Ken was expecting his first child, he discovered the children`s clothing industry was severely lacking in fashionable, functionable options. Together with his friend, they created a shopping platform for moms to find great deals for themselves and their families, without spending a lot of time and money.