We’re on a mission to make it simple for consumer companies to benefit from blockchain

Meet some of our core team members

Jason Goldberg

Jason Goldberg

Chief Executive Officer

Jason Goldberg is a veteran internet entrepreneur with a 18 year history of scaling products to millions of users. Since 2016 Jason’s passion has been to drive mainstream consumer adoption of blockchain technologies. Jason splits time between Berlin, Germany, Pune, India, and Hong Kong.

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Nishith Shah

Nishith Shah

Chief Technology Officer

After a year of traveling around the world, Nishith Shah has immersed himself into crypto-economics and blockchain technology. Nishith previously founded several consumer internet companies including Hem.com, Fab.com, Fabulis, Social Median, True Sparrow and Montred. Nishith is based in Pune, India.

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Ben Bollen

Ben Bollen

Chief Technology Strategist

Benjamin Bollen is a physicist working to build decentralized computing systems since 2009. Benjamin previously built Hyperledger Burrow, formerly Eris-DB, as lead developer at Monax Industries, worked on the routing layer when at MaidSafe and researched computationally efficient representations of strongly correlated quantum systems at university. You can find Ben in Berlin, Germany, Brussels, Belgium and Pune, India.

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Sunil Khedar

Sunil Khedar

Chief Technology Officer, Pepo

Sunil joined forces with Nishith and Jason right out of college. Co-founder of the companies they built together including Hem.com, Fab.com, Fabulis, Social Median, True Sparrow and Montred. In 2016 Sunil founded Pepo with Jason and leads a world-class engineering team based in Pune.

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Jason Banks

Jason Banks

Lead Engineer

From Washington D.C., Jason Banks (“Banks”), enjoys living in big cities and working on complex projects. Prior to joining the tech industry as a software developer in Berlin, Banks practiced law, primarily capital markets and finance, for Shearman & Sterling in New York, Paris, and London.

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Paul J du Plessis

Paul J du Plessis

Director Market Development

Paul J du Plessis has 10 years experience building technology for enterprises and growing startups in fintech, insuretech and blockchain technology. Paul joins Simple Token as the business development lead working closely with the member companies launching their own branded tokens on the Simple Token network of networks. You can find Paul in Berlin, Germany and Pune, India.

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Lionello Lunesu

Lionello Lunesu

Lead Engineer

Lionello is an engineer with 20 years of experience in software and hardware. He has been involved in start-ups for 15 years. He has led development teams in Bucharest and Beijing, and for Microsoft in Shanghai. Lionello has accrued broad expertise in areas such as VR, e-commerce, cloud computing, blockchain, and IoT. In 2015 Lionello co-founded Enuma Technologies in Hong Kong.

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Antoine Cote

Antoine Cote

Lead Engineer

Antoine has 20 years of experience in the software industry, with 12 of those working at Microsoft. While at Microsoft, he worked on various products including Visual Studio and Azure. He also worked in 4 different startups. Antoine and his co-founder moved to Hong Kong to start Enuma Technologies, an engineering firm focused on building products leveraging blockchain.

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Kedar Chandrayan

Kedar Chandrayan

Lead Software Engineer

Kedar Chandrayan has over 7 years of experience in building scalable and robust Backend Technologies. He has a habit of asking questions and understanding the 'why' of a product / service before he builds it. He did his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from IIT Bombay and Masters in Communication and Signal Processing from IIT Bombay.

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Abhaykumar Singh

Abhaykumar Singh

Engineering Lead

Abhay is a Senior Principal Software Engineer. He has experience in full stack development developing Web based SAAS Applications with all facets of SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle) like Requirements Analysis, System Design, Development, Deployment, Code Review, Website Scaling. He is proficient with Ruby, Ruby On Rails, Mysql, Amazon Web Services in building web applications.

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Francesco Pacella

Francesco Pacella

Director Product Management

Francesco Pacella is a Product and Marketing Manager with 5 years of experience. He developed and scaled a number of projects and companies on the tech scene across Europe and Asia focusing on growth, engagement, monetization, and analytics.

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Prineel Bandellu

Prineel Bandellu

Lead User Experience Designer

Prineel is a Lead UX Designer with 7 years of experience in designing SaaS & Consumer products from the ground up. With his user centered approach to problem solving he has designed high impact web solution with strong emotional appeal across various domains. Prineel is based in Pune, India.

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Ignas Peciura

Ignas Peciura

Product Marketing Manager

Ignas Peciura is a product marketing manager with experience in consumer and B2B apps and financial services. His recent work experience includes Simple Token, Pepo, Mambu GmbH, and Barclays bank. Ignas lives in Berlin where he’s as passionate about the city as he is about his work.

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Akshay Raje

Akshay Raje

Lead Software Engineer

Akshay is a lead front-end engineer and the in-house JavaScript expert. He has the expertise in cutting edge front-end technologies, PHP, WordPress and Google Apps. He's a enthusiastic about trading crypto-currencies and often writes about these topics on Medium and Quora.

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Balakrishna Hebbar

Balakrishna Hebbar

Director Engineering

Balakrishna is a lead engineer with 11+ years of experience. He has experience in building social media application like Social Median, eCommerce applications like Fab & Hem and mobile application like Pepo. He has a Master degree in Computer Applications from NIT Surathkal, Karnataka. He is passionate about learning new things be it a technology, economy or crypto currency.

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Alpesh Modi

Alpesh Modi

Lead Software Engineer

Alpesh is a lead back-end engineer and has expertise in Ruby, Ruby on Rails . He is a hands-on technology executive with deep technical expertise.He has a very special talent to break down complex tasks into simpler tasks and achieving them with ease. Alpesh also has great knowledge on software architecture and implementation. An incredible solution generator as well as programer.

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Swaminathan Jayaraman

Swaminathan Jayaraman

Lead User Experience Designer

Swaminathan Jayaraman is a product designer with a focus on digital experiences and startups. He loves to travel and backpack since taking truck rides at the age of 10. He brings the same enthusiasm, edge, and interests to design and product management. Apart from travel and design, he is scouting for junior local tennis talent in India.

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Aman Barbaria

Aman Barbaria

Senior Software Engineer

Aman Barbaria is a senior software engineer with 3 years of working experience in the e-commerce industry. He is passionate towards building consumer facing products. A strong engineering professional with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer engineering from Pune University.

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Thahir Gangireddypalli

Thahir Gangireddypalli

Senior Software Engineer

Thahir is a senior UI developer with 6+ years of experience. He has always been attracted to the visual and frontend aspects of web applications and builds responsive, cross browser and cross platform layouts. He's been with the team through Fab.com, Hem.com and Pepo.

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Junisha Malkani

Junisha Malkani

Product Manager

Junisha is awesome with people, is entrepreneurial and understands technology well. Currently she is a Product Manager and owns the complete cycle from ideation to implementation. At Fab.com she built and guided a 20 people test team through successful execution across multiple projects. She is based in Pune, India.

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Rachin Kapoor

Rachin Kapoor

Senior Director Engineering

Innovative, strategic & hands-on technology executive with deep technical expertise and proven ability in leading development of high technology products, streamlining efficiency, improving processes and growing operational competency.

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Kushal Ladha

Kushal Ladha

Director Mobile Development

Kushal is an Android Developer for Pepo working on integration with Simple Token. In the past he has worked as a backend developer for cart checkout flow, recommendation engine in Fab.com and on furniture customisation stack at Hem.com. He have extensive hands on experience in 'Ruby on Rails', Java.

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Puneet Khushwani

Puneet Khushwani

Senior Software Engineer

Puneet graduated from Birla Institute Of Technology & Science, Pilani Campus with a bachelor's degree in InformationSystems in May, 2013. He is currently working as a Senior Software Developer with Pepo. Specialties: Ruby On Rails

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Pankaj Keswani

Pankaj Keswani

Principal Software Engineer

Pankaj is a Principal Software Engineer with expertise in Ruby, Ruby on rails. If you need a superb dev who builds amazing things, can spot problems a mile away, and is too much fun to work with, then Pankaj is your man. He builds great products that work, he has an eye for user experience which makes him an invaluable asset.

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Deepesh Kumar Nath

Deepesh Kumar Nath

Director, Mobile Development

Deepesh has 10 years of solid IT experience in e-Commerce, retail and Financial domain.
Currently designated as Director, Mobile Development and leading iOS team from past 2.6 years he is 
always updated with new and upcoming technologies and keen to learn more.

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Aniket Ayachit

Aniket Ayachit

iOS Developer

Aniket Ayachit is a Mobile Application Developer working as an iOS developer in team. After spending nearly 4 years working as iOS developer on different types of application for startups and established companies, Aniket knows what makes an application smooth and highly responsive.Aniket holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology from the University of Pune.

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Sachin Chauhan

Sachin Chauhan

Android Developer

Sachin is a mobile application developer working as an Android developer in the team. He has proficiency in designing UI for android applications. He has interests in Competitive programming and likes to solve challenging programming questions and also he is an active stock market trader.

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Yogesh Sawant

Yogesh Sawant

QA Engineer

Yogesh Sawant is a startup enthusiast having experience in testing different mobile applications and web applications , He is product QA , an expert in Testing Methodologies and Product life cycles,Yogesh knows what needs to be done to make application user friendly. Yogesh Holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology from University of Pune.

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Allen Morgan

Allen Morgan

Advisor

Allen Morgan has been deeply-involved with technology startups for more than 35 years. He is an early-stage investor and startup advisor. He also serves as Managing Director, New Ventures Group, at Idealab, where he is on the Board of Directors. Previously, he was Managing Director at Mayfield Fund. Prior he was a partner at Latham & Watkins and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

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Chris Dark

Chris Dark

Advisor

Chris is President International at C2FO. Based in the C2FO Hong Kong office, Chris is responsible for C2FO business in EMEA, Asia-Pacific and LATAM. Prior to C2FO, Chris held key leadership positions at Atomico, AOL (advertising.com) and Bain & Co. Chris is a former entrepreneur and the Founder of GameReplays.org, an early eSports community founded in 2002.

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Daniel Weinberg

Daniel Weinberg

Advisor

Daniel has over 20 years’ experience in financial trading & technology. He was a Senior Partner of Optiver APAC and founding member of the Optiver Global Foundation board. He is also a member of the Derivatives advisory committee for the Hong Kong, Singapore and Korean Exchanges and an adviser to a number of businesses spanning multiple industries and jurisdictions.

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Trent McConaghy

Trent McConaghy

Advisor

Trent likes to build things that matter for humanity in the long term. He's working on democratizing data. This is via Ocean decentralized data exchange protocol & network, BigchainDB & IPDB blockchain database protocol & network, COALA IP protocol, and advising the Estonian E-residency program. His long-term goal is to help ensure that humanity has a role in an increasingly autonomous world.

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Brian Lio

Brian Lio

Advisor

Brian Lio is the founder and CEO of Smith + Crown. He is the Chief Research Adviser to the Digital Chamber of Commerce's Token Alliance and a Fellow at the Singapore University of Social Sciences. Previously, he founded the Bright Iron Group, a design, strategy and user experience consultancy based in NYC and has held positions at Microsoft and DDB.

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Rick Dudley

Rick Dudley

Advisor

President of Vulcanize, a firm providing decentralized applications with blockchain technical guidance, project management, and code & security audits; & Blockchain Architect for Omega One. Previously with ConsenSys, where he developed a patent in provably fair gaming and designed novel cryptographic protocols.

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Jehan Chu

Jehan Chu

Advisor

Co-founder and Managing Partner of Kenetic Capital (formerly Jen Advisors), one of the first Blockchain Venture Capital and Cryptocurrency Funds as well as Token Sale Consulting in Asia. An early investor in crypto-currencies, Jehan Chu founded Ethereum Meetup Hong Kong and grew it from 5 persons to over 1,100 and hosted >60 Blockchain events including Ethereum Founder Vitalik Buterin 7 times.

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Gil Penchina

Gil Penchina

Advisor

Gil Penchina is a serial entrepreneur and super angel. He was an angel in Brave, Ripple, Filecoin, Civic, EOS and in Paypal in 1999. He’s a frequent media contributor on Blockchain on TechCrunch and Medium. He is a co-founder at Pryze.com and Partner at Ridge Ventures. Previously co-founder of Fastly, CEO of Wikia, now a top 50 website and was a member of the pre-IPO team at eBay.

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Sebastian Quinn-Watson

Sebastian Quinn-Watson

Advisor

Sebastian Quinn-Watson is a partner at Blockchain Global leading the Blockchain marketing and advisory business. He has advised on a number of successful and market leading projects such as Viberate (sold out in 45 seconds), Bankera (largest presale in history), Powerledger, Etherparty, Playkey.io, Airswap and others.

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Gary Nuttall

Gary Nuttall

Advisor

Gary is well recognised in the Blockchain / Distributed Ledger Technology arena, with particular expertise in the commercial insurance and legal sectors. He is a founding partner of Team Blockchain, a global virtual consultancy practice and sits on the TechUK DLT Working Group. He provides education, advisory and consultancy services through Distlytics Ltd, the consulting firm that he founded in 2016. He writes articles for magazines and thought leadership blogs on a number of emerging technologies, with a particular emphasis on blockchain.

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Mark Bonchek

Mark Bonchek

Advisor

Mark Bonchek is the founder and CEO of Shift Thinking and a faculty member of Singularity University. He has published over 50 articles in Harvard Business Review, including the first on branded currency in 2013. In 1997, Mark received Harvard's first PhD on the topic of social media. Mark helps organizations rethink how to engage customers, accelerate growth and transform markets.

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David Bohnett

David Bohnett

Advisor

David is a philanthropist, technology entrepreneur, and the founder of early stage private equity firm, Baroda Ventures.​ David began investing in digital currencies and crypto companies in 2014. An Internet pioneer, in 1994, David founded GeoCities.com, once ranked one of the four most trafficked websites in the world. GeoCities became publicly traded on NASDAQ and was acquired by Yahoo!

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Thomas Power

Thomas Power

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Cutting edge Board Member to numerous companies involved with Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ripple, deeply connected in Silicon Valley, NYC, London, Australia, New Zealand with over 200,000 Twitter followers since March 2007. Raised and sold over £1bn since 1980. Focused on AI Big Data Bitcoin Blockchain Crypto Ethereum FinTech ICO SaaS Social Media Tokenomics ...very Geeky, Social and Likeable.

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Adam Jackson

Adam Jackson

Advisor

Adam Jackson is a technology entrepreneur and investor obsessed with creating beautiful and intuitive software. Currently an active investor & advisor to early blockchain projects. Prior he was CEO and co-founder of Doctor On Demand. Previously founded DriverSide and MarketSquare. Angel investments include: Bolt, Placer, Aktana, Rapportive, MyTime, Automatic, Womply, Superhuman and Zenefits.

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Matt Chwierut

Matt Chwierut

Advisor

Matt Chwierut is the Research Director at Smith + Crown. He guides a research team in evaluating new cryptocurrency protocols, authoring briefing memos on key emerging topics, and reviewing countless white papers and is a Fellow at the Singapore Institute of Management. He holds degrees from University of California Berkeley and Stanford University.

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Tony Evans

Tony Evans

Advisor

Tony is a specialist in fiat and crypto currency based in Tokyo, Japan, with over 12 years experience in Asia. Tony has over 14 years’ experience in Europe and Asia in the finance industry from client facing, portfolio management, to managing teams.

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