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Our Vision

To empower people to build revolutionary technology.

Our Values

Our Team

Mike Berson

Mike Berson

Founder & CEO

Mike is an experienced entrepreneur who is passionate about helping early-stage tech startups thrive. Before founding Chainstarters, Mike launched several businesses including Balehu, a mobile app aimed to support local businesses like the one around which he grew up. Mike graduated from Pace University’s Lubin School of Business in 2008 with a Bachelor of Business Administration.

Julie Dwyer

Julie Dwyer

Chief Operating Officer

Julie joined Chainstarters after spending 15 years working for publicly-traded companies based in New York City. She has extensive experience in accounting, finance and strategy, as well as creating processes from scratch and scaling systems. Julie graduated summa cum laude in 2005 from the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and from NYU Stern’s Executive MBA Program in 2020 as class valedictorian, with specializations in business strategy, management, leadership and change management.

Andy Malkin

Andy Malkin

Chief Technology Officer

Andy is a full-stack software engineer focusing on integrating blockchain services with mobile platforms. He received his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Reed College, where his thesis topic was computing the viability and efficacy of theoretical game strategies using combinatorics. Andy is interested in empowering individuals by pushing the boundaries of blockchain technologies.

Michael Kalange

Michael Kalange

VP of Engineering

After graduating from Reed College with a degree in Mathematics with a Concentration in Computer Science, Mike joined Chainstarters in the spring of 2020. As a backend engineer, he quickly realized that the automated processes he was creating to make his job easier could also benefit other developers. As Vice President of Engineering, Mike works with the CTO to design and maintain the Chainstarters stack, while using his backend expertise to oversee all projects the company builds for other clients.

Our Advisors

Zac Stern

Zac Stern

CEO of Official

Tom Counsell

Tom Counsell

Fmr. Senior Architect / Agoda

Mark Halberstein

Mark Halberstein

CEO of Simplenight