Our Mission

Our mission is to make sustainable dining more accessible by using crowdsourcing technology to connect people with restaurants that promote health, happiness, and environmental responsibility. At Ribbit, we're committed to providing you a lifestyle of environmental and social responsibility, without compromising on the things you love to do.

Our Story

 In 2018, Matt was vacationing in Costa Rica and had an a-ha moment-- all of the restaurants served delicious food and cocktails made with local ingredients and a side of environmental responsibility (think farm to table with no single-use plastic).

With climate change on the rise and our oceans overflowing with plastic-- he knew this commitment to sustainability needed to be amplified to restaurant-goers everywhere! At the end of the day, who doesn’t love a great meal and helping the environment at the same time?? 

When he returned home he connected with Evan, Cofounder + CTO, and together did some research-- after hundreds of interviews, countless online searches, and dozens of restaurant visits, they discovered that people love sustainable restaurants but finding them was no easy task! And voilà, Ribbit was born!  

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Business Development Team

Matthew Cristaldi, CEO + Cofounder

Direction + Strategy

Robert Donnelly, Advisor

Branding + Marketing

Ellen Hedden, Advisor

Finance + Strategy

Aris Chicles, Advisor

Finance + Strategy

Rick Kellstrom

Graphic Design + UI

Meredith Zippo

Marketing + Social Media

Technical Development Team

Evan Bedser, CTO + Cofounder

Full stack dev-ops

Philip Fishbein, Developer

Front end dev-ops + UI

Chris Lyons, Developer

Front end dev-ops + UI

Ryan Edelstein, Developer

Mobile development

Aimal Wajihuddin, Developer

Security

About the cofounders

Matthew Cristaldi, CEO + Cofounder

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Matt has always been on a mission to help the world with energy and sustainability. Prior to cofounding Ribbit, he built a hydro-powered turbine that used proprietary technology to increase the amount of electricity it generated from oceans and rivers. Creating and innovating are extremely important to him which is why he constantly challenges himself and the people around him. 

Evan Bedser, CTO + Cofounder

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Evan is an innovative full-stack developer from Stevens Institute of Technology, an Eagle Scout, and a creative problem solver. He is dedicated to developing technology to improve how people view sustainability and green living. Evan’s time in scouting fostered his love of the outdoors and a commitment to being a trustworthy leader. With a lifetime of “leave-no-trace” hiking and camping, he strives to leave the world a better place than he found it.