Dustin Pourbaba

BA at University of Texas at Austin

Entrepreneurship, 2014


Dustin Pourbaba is a young entrepreneur eager to bring simple solutions to fundamental human problems.

Pourbaba serves as the Founder and CEO of Taplet, a mobile app letting users capture beauty from any video.

Pourbaba worked as an analyst at G-51 Capital, the second largest Venture Capital firm in Austin, Texas. At age 17, Pourbaba co-founded CosmoFunnel.com, a social network that brings people together through art, poetry, and ultimately, their aspirations. Pourbaba is also a Global Fellow at the Kairos Society, a global organization of young entrepreneurs working to create billion-dollar solutions to the world’s challenges.

Work History

Jun 2013 Jul 2013
G-51 Capital Venture Scholar

I worked as deal flow analyst for the second largest Venture Capital firm in Austin. I reviewed business plans, sat in on deal flow review meetings, and offered investment recommendations to G-51 partners. I also communicated and worked with entrepreneurs who pitched to G-51, and offered advice to portfolio companies.

Jan 2013 present
Taplet, Inc. Founder and CEO

Taplet lets you take better pictures more easily. The mobile application uses the best of both photo and video to create a new, stunning way to capture content. Simply record a video and extract gorgeous images from the footage. You can save pictures directly to your smartphone or upload them to other social media. Taplet also included its own social platform for you to post your own taplet and watch your following base grow.

Jan 2012 Aug 2012
Hightech Independent Contractor

I served as an independent contractor for a company creating a high-accuracy positioning system. My job focused primarily on raising funding for the innovative technology

2009 present
CosmoFunnel.com CFO

CosmoFunnel is a place for users to share their lives and connect to one another through passion and creativity. I started this website my Junior year in high school and serve as the current CFO. While my involvement has declined, I still oversee all financial aspects.


Sep 2010 May 2014
University of Texas at Austin

Fields of Study

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Management Information Systems
  • Markets and Management


  • Business Development
  • Marketing
  • Mobile
  • Product Development

Honors, Awards and Achievements

  • Kairos Society Member