Team
Tom Kineshanko
Tom Kineshanko is co-founder/investor of Walter.ai, Director FirstBlock.capital and Founder of Protos Cryptocurrency Asset Management. Previously, Tom co-founded Habitat Enterprises (one of the first developers of GHG emission reduction projects under the UN carbon market), Gridbid (the world’s first roof auction for solar which auctioned >$40 million in roof space), was a co-founding equity partner in the first publicly traded Angel fund in Canada (GreenAngel Energy), and was a co-founder of Walkmore (Alternative credit scoring; acquired by GTE Financial). Tom is an alum of Singularity University at NASA AMES, The National University of Singapore, and Simon Fraser University, where he was a two-time Academic and Athletic All-American in Track & Field.
Philipp Kallerhoff
Philipp Kallerhoff is a serial entrepreneur and data scientist that worked in the fintech and hedge fund industry with a focus on signal processing and machine learning. He holds University degrees in Engineering, Psychology and Physics and a PhD in Computational Neuroscience from the Technical University Berlin. His latest fintech and big data startup, Jumiya Inc. in Palo Alto, California, was acquired by a large US bank in 2014.
Marc Baumgartner
Marc Baumgartner is a veteran designer and entrepreneur. Over the past 25 years Marc has been involved as a designer and strategist on projects ranging from the planning and design of Olympic games facilities and large architectural projects to user experience, product development, mobile and web design. Marc was Design Director and VP of Product at NowPublic.com through its inception, substantial venture financing, and acquisition by Examiner.com in 2009. During its time NowPublic was named a Time Magazine top 5 Website of the Year and received two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Interactive Design. After exiting NowPublic Marc co-founded Codename Design, a Vancouver-based design studio specializing in strategy and design for startups and skunkworks projects. Clients include IoT startups Moj.io, Neur.io and The Smithsonian Learning Lab.
Mike Williams
Mike Williams is lead engineer at Walter. Prior to joining Walter Mike was Engineer in Residence at XPCP where he worked with cross-functional team to identify and prototype potential products and businesses relating to crypto-currencies. During that time Mike designed, implemented, extended, and maintained backend logic of the crypto-currency exchange.