About Us

What We Do

Lingzini is an iOS  App that helps you efficiently create names for your products, brands, or companies.

Our Team

Karl T. Ulrich, Founder

Lingzini was founded by Karl T. Ulrich, who is the CIBC Professor of Entrepreneurship and E-Commerce at the University of Pennsylvania. When he was in graduate school in 1985, Karl created a LISP program called Namegen that generated names from fragments supplied by the user. He wrote it for fun while learning to program, but a few of his entrepreneur friends found it quite useful. Since then, he got distracted with other things like becoming a professor, writing books, and starting companies. But, with the incredible developments in web technology, he was inspired to revisit the original idea behind Namegen and create the Lingzini workpad. Karl has been a prolific namer over the years, incidentally to his entrepreneurial activities. Some of the names of ventures he's participated in are: Xootr, ScoopFree, Terrapass, Epodia, xpult, CrossRack, Nexride, and now Lingzini. You can see some of Karl's other activities at his personal website

Daniel Tian, Co-Creator

Daniel Tian is a co-creator of Lingzini. He is fluent in multiple programming languages and is the founder of several tech projects such as MathExp and BearsFeed. Currently, aside from Lingzini, Daniel is working on his latest startup, RashApp - an AI-powered diagnostic device for skin diseases.