Nathan Nichols

Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”

Michael Foland

Co-founder, Chief Content Officer

“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not a truth.”

Gaurav Kale

Co-founder, Chief Technology Officer

“It’s better to regret something you did than something you didn’t do.”

Eric Prostko

Web Developer

“The only wealth which you will keep forever is the wealth you have given away.”

Braden Katz

Lead Designer & Content Strategist

“From open-source software to blockchains, decentralized networks always lead to higher levels of human innovation, collaboration, and community.”

Mackenzie Kelley

Chief Editor/Designer, MA in Technical Writing

“Life isn’t about finding yourself, it’s about creating yourself.”

Lauren Rhodes

Social Media Manager

“Success is about the differences you make in people’s lives.”

Mark Nelson

Lead Angel Investor & Advisor

As former President and COO of Nelson Family of Companies annual revenues grew from $56 million to over $400 million. Trusted Advisor to companies like Google, Sony Computer Entertainment, Clorox, Bank of America, Cisco Systems, Bank of the West, Redwood Credit Union, and others.

Michael Rebido 

Lead Angel Investor & Advisor

Michael Rebibo is an Entrepreneur in the Finance Industry.  He was the founder of 1st Portfolio Wealth Advisors and 1st Portfolio Lending Corporation.He is also a co-founder or Ategra Capital Management, LLC, a focused equity hedge fund that invests primarily in small and micro-cap financials.                  

David Byrd


Member of the Financial Services Office audit practice in San Francisco, serving asset management clients such as hedge funds, private equity and venture capital firms. Developed an expertise around audit and compliance procedures as they relate to funds and exchanges dealing in cryptocurrency, as well as companies undergoing ICOs.

Patrick Taylor McQuown

Angel Investor & Advisor

Founder/CEO of two Mobile companies with successful exits – raising over $50 million – former ivy league professor – currently an investor and Executive Director of Entrepreneurship at James Madison University.

Earl Evens


Former Director, Manager and Program Manager at Cisco Systems, Seagate Technology and Hewlett-Packard Co. Lead an internal startup which successfully overhauled Channel Partner Relationship Management in the HP / Compaq Merger, reducing ops costs tens-of-millions of dollars. Trusted Advisor to companies including SAP Ariba, DuPont, GE, Moog and more.

Dan Alvarez


Daniel M. Alvarez is an entrepreneur and innovator in the financial industry. He has worked with companies, such as Visa Labs, to determine the impact of emerging and disruptive technologies in payment ecosystems. He has guided technology and innovation decisions for executives in the top banks of the United States.

Irana Scott


PhD in accounting from the University of Memphis, CPA in Virginia with twenty years of professional experience,

Mark Devlin


President and Chief Operating Officer of CIRS Inc., a medical technology company in Norfolk Virginia.  Investor and member of the board of directors for Castleray, a diversified holding company with businesses and real estate throughout the United States.