Revolutionizing how governments buy with pioneering government e-Commerce.

 

Glass is a Silicon Valley e-Commerce startup revolutionizing how governments buy. Our pioneering product —Glass Commerce— powers government marketplaces for convenient and compliant small purchases.

Our Mission

Our mission is to streamline small government purchases. With that we aim to maximize value for taxpayers' money, increase the quality and variety of products and services acquired by governments, diversify and expand the pool of available government vendors, and simplify decision-making for public employees.

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Our Vision

Our vision is to transform governments with category-defining e-Commerce solutions that unlock the next breakthrough in public procurement systems.

Our Impact

$4 MM+

Procured using our platforms and tools

20+

Government partners and clients

50,000+

Verified products and services

500+

Verified government vendors

Our Team

We are a global team building global government products, and there's nothing we'd rather be doing.

Paola Santana

CEO

Lawyer, tech entrepreneur, and procurement expert. Fulbrighter. Drone delivery pioneer.

Valentin Dragan

Tech Lead

Senior Developer and expert in e-commerce marketplaces. Has led the development of high-performing marketplaces.

Oneida Franco

CFO

Finance and corporate compliance expert. Dedicated to setting accounting controls that bring peace of mind.

Anthony Rivas

Vendors Intelligence Lead

Industrial Engineer and MBA, experienced working in supply chain, passionate about tech and about developing innovative ideas.

Gerardo Mateo

Government Software R&D

Tech entrepreneur, CS Engineer and OAS Scholar. Experienced in leading high-impact global initiatives in the fields of technology, research, and innovation.

Gisela Montes

GovTech Community Lead

Lawyer and LLM in Administrative Law and Public Administration, experienced in leading the digital transformation in the public sector and planning communication strategies aimed at governments.

Veronica Freire

Communications Lead

Digital and institutional content creator, with experience working in public and private sectors. New platforms developer, creative thinking & team player.

Micaela Lara

Product Marketing Lead

Journalist and Programmer specialized in Interactive Digital Communication. Expert in Digital Content oriented to Product Marketing.

Our Advisors

Been there. Done that. Outstandingly.

Our advisors have lead key government agencies, designed groundbreaking products, developed cutting-edge technologies, and helped humans explore outer space. We aim for nothing less.

Jim Williams

Government Procurement

Former U.S. GSA's Acting Administrator under President George W. Bush and GSA's first Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner. Earlier in his career, Jim was the IRS's leader for Procurement and Program Management, and the federal government's computer procurement expert for the US-Japan 1990 Supercomputer Procurement and 1992 Computer Procurement Trade Agreements. He has served the US Federal Government for over 30 years, and has been distinguished with two Presidential Rank Awards.

Marc Shillum

Commerce Platforms & Binary UX

Multi-awarded designer and creative director behind Nike, HBO, Discovery, eBay, Aston Martin, Barnes & Noble and other Fortune 500 companies, connecting the dots between business, brand and product experience. He advises category-defining startups like Canary, Molekule, SoftKinetic and served as founding CXO at Matternet. Currently, he's the Senior Director of Global Brand and End-To-End Product Experience at eBay, and is the author of 'Brands as Patterns', a foundational white paper for coherent brand building in the digital age.

Dr. Yvonne Cagle

Global Ambassador

NASA astronaut, chief scientist for the Level II Program Office of NASA's Commercial Reusable Suborbital Research program, and lead astronaut liaison for Silicon Valley programmatic partnerships with Stanford University, Google, and others. Her groundbreaking work includes preserving NASA legacy data while galvanizing its leadership in global mapping, sustainable energies and disaster preparedness, with substantial contributions to the longitudinal study on astronaut health, space telemedicine, and the development of cutting-edge technologies for human advancement. She is a retired Colonel in the United States Air Force where she served as a Senior Flight Surgeon, and is the recipient of the National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, United States Air Force Air Staff Exceptional Physician Commendation and National Technical Association Distinguished Scientist Award, having exceptionally served the US government for over 30 years.

Steve Yankovich

E-commerce Platforms Architecture

Steve has spent 37 years in the technology field, from CPU logic designer to founder, CTO and CEO of an enterprise software startup, to Fortune 500 company executive. Most recently, Steve spent a decade at eBay building mobile for all of eBay's global businesses and driving product innovation for major components of eBay's marketplace and customer experience. As part of his tenure at eBay, he also helped spin out Magento as CTO when PayPal and eBay split into separate public companies. He serves on a public board (NASDAQ: RST), a private company, a non-profit, numerous startup and several venture capital firms, and has amassed a portfolio of over 100 patents, with 63 granted.

Will Clarke

Acquisition & Supply Chain

An Independent Director, Consultant and Advisor, Will has led the Global Supply Chain efforts at a large global airlines and the Stores and Facilities Sustainment efforts at a Fortune 100 Retail Company, A retired Senior Naval Officer with 25 years of experience, he served in impactful Defense Department assignments in Supply Chain, Procurement, Finance and Logistics in Africa, Asia, and the United States. He holds a BSc in Mathematics from the U.S. Naval Academy, a MSc in Finance and Contracts Management from the Naval Postgraduate School, and certificates in business management disciplines from Wharton, University of North Carolina, and Georgetown University. Will confers a balanced, collegial, principle-driven approach to change and complex decision-making at the intersection of commercial efficiency and government acquisition strategy.

Carmen Amaro-Bergés

Governance

Lawyer and International Governance and Arbitration expert. She currently serves as the World Bank's Operations Officer in the Dominican Republic, helping governments in Latin America and the Caribbean create more transparent, efficient, inclusive, and accountable institutions. Carmen is a Georgetown University graduate, with a LL.M. in International Legal Studies, and a International Academy for Arbitration Law graduate.

Roy Zaban

GovTech Innovation

Lawyer and International Governance and Arbitration expert. She currently serves as the World Bank's OperatOpen innovation specialist for the public sector with over 13 years of research experience in public, private, and academic institutions. He's also a member of the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) Urban Mobility Doctoral Training Network, and a former member of the CivTech Global Alliance. Roy served as the GovTech Lead at Creators, an Israeli innovation lab where he led smart city projects in Israel and Europe, and collaborated with the United Nations. He also developed the open innovation strategy for the Israeli government, and is a researcher at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, where he focuses on the cities' digitalization.

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