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COINTOPIA TEAM

Charles Michael Yim

CEO

Charles is the founder and CEO of Cointopia, and a seasoned 3x serial entrepreneur from Silicon Valley that is passionate about pioneering, inventing and building innovative consumer focused technologies - currently cryptocurrency, Fintech, and previously in crowdfunding, medical devices, hardware and SMB. Charles is best known for being a Reality TV Star on ABC's Emmy Award winning show Shark Tank where he convinced all 5 celebrity investors including Mark Cuban to invest $1M together into Breathometer. Charles is the Managing Director of cMy Ventures and mentor at Stanford University's StartX Accelerator Program. Charles has authored multiple patents in design and utility for breath analysis and is currently writing his first book. Charles graduated with a B.S. in Business Economics from UC Riverside and from Stanford Graduate School of Business in the Executive Program.

Guri Walia

Co-Founder/COO

COO

After completing his computer engineering degree from UC San Diego (Magna Cum Laude), Guri worked as an engineer for Hughes Aircraft on satellite communication projects and developing one of the first cellular phones which was installed in all high-end GM vehicles including Cadillac. After graduating from Wharton Business School with an MBA (Director’s List), he continued his career in Management Consulting with A.T. Kearney working for C-level executives of Fortune 50 companies on strategic and growth projects. He was then recruited to join Scient, one of the fastest growing systems innovation company with a $8 Billion market cap in 3.5 years from formation. Guri was a Managing Director at Scient and his responsibilities included delivering some of the innovative internet based technologies from concept to reality. He also headed Scient’s accelerator program and Scient Capital leading investments in various top-tier venture funds including Sequoia and Benchmark Capital and several companies alongside these funds including Hotwire (acquired for $663 Million by IAC). After Scient, Guri started a security software company, ID Matrixx to solve the problem of identity theft. The company acquired several approved patents in less than 18 months, and was sold 3 years later.

Guri is currently an active angel investor with investments in several high-tech companies, and serves on the board or is an active advisor to several of these companies including GetAround (raised over $100 Million, investors include Menlo Ventures, Toyota, Marissa Mayer and Eric Schmidt), Top Tal (current valuation $500 Million, investors include Andreesen Hortowitz), Style-end (recently featured in Good Morning America), SendHub, and Curebit.

Colette Young

Business Development

Narayan Krishnan

SVP, Engineering

Erin Finnegan

Chief of Staff

David Dummer

Customer Support Manager

• 20+ years of Technical and Customer Service and Customer Service Management experience in the Video Game, Credit, Telecommunications, Mortgage and Manufacturing industries.
• Manager in Customer Support at Zynga with five direct reports and up to 600 CS agents at locations around the globe including: U.S., Ireland, El Salvador, Guatemala, Manila, and India.
• Lead customer support at App Annie and was responsible for all aspects of support including training, knowledge management, reporting, and process improvement for Global support team.

Erik Johnson

Back End Engineering

Steve Webb

Infrastructure Engineer

Employed at Dish Television, Twitter, The National Center for Atmospheric Research he has been working for the last 25+ years building computer infrastructure as a systems & network engineer with a programming background/education.

Steve lives just outside of Boulder, Colorado and is a husband and father of two. He helps mentor his 13-year-old son's Cyber Patriot ( uscyberpatriot.org ) class at his school where he learns to lock down computers and keep them secure from hackers.

Steve's an amateur (ham) radio operator, a woodworker and also makes handmade all-natural vegan soaps & lotions to give away as gifts to friends and family.

Jed McCaleb

Sonny Singh

Brock Pierce

Gil Penchina

Jeremy Gardner

Mike Costache

Miko Matsumura

Richard Titus

Marco Santori

Michael Terpin

Min Kim

COINTOPIA INVESTORS & ADVISORS

Richard Titus

Brock Pierce

Gil Penchina

Jeremy Gardner

Mike Costache

Sonny Singh

Roger Lim

Larry Kane

Michael Terpin

Michael Arrington

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