Our Story

 

Gem makes investing in crypto fun, easy, and accessible to all.

The Gem app gives crypto enthusiasts a single entry point for tracking all their crypto investments and net worth, curated discovery of new tokens and decentralized apps, and a connection to the larger crypto community with a secure universal wallet coming in 2019.

Gem’s CEO and founder is cryptocurrency and blockchain pioneer Micah Winkelspecht. Gem’s team of veteran blockchain and cryptocurrency engineers has built blockchain and wallet technology for both startups and large-scale customers including Philips, Mercer, Capital One, and Toyota. With its new crypto app, Gem is taking a more direct approach to building products for the next billion consumers who are entering the digital economy. Gem was founded in 2013 and is located in Venice, California.

Download the Gem app now for iOS or Android.

Who We Are

Leadership

Micah Winkelspecht, CEO and Founder, Gem

Micah Winkelspecht


CEO and Founder


Bio


Chitra Ragavan, Chief Strategy Officer, Gem

Chitra Ragavan


Chief Strategy Officer


Bio


Scott Barrow, Chief Product Officer, Gem

Scott Barrow


Chief Product Officer


Bio


Linda Souza, Vice President of Marketing, Gem

Linda Souza


Vice President, Marketing


Bio


Our Team

Rachel Chao, Product Designer, Gem

Rachel Chao


Product Designer


Prasanna Kumar Dhandapani, Lead Backend Engineer, Gem

Prasanna Kumar Dhandapani


Lead Backend Engineer


Jason Dobrowner, Software Engineer, Gem

Jason Dobrowner


Software Engineer


Michael Ho, Software Engineer, Gem

Michael Ho


Software Engineer


Saphira Howell, Digital Marketing Coordinator, Gem

Saphira Howell


Digital Marketing Coordinator


Mark Hudson, Senior QA Engineer, Gem

Mark Hudson


Senior QA Engineer


Madeline Mann, Director of People Operations, Gem

Madeline Mann


Director, People Operations


Katherine Pisano, Executive Assistant, Gem

Katherine Pisano


Executive Assistant


Evie Rathburn, Technical Project Manager, Gem

Evie Rathburn


Technical Project Manager


Matt Smith, Technical Advisor, Gem

Matt Smith


Technical Advisor


Pankaj Tripathi, Software Engineer, Gem

Pankaj Tripathi


Software Engineer


Pete Wright, Systems Engineer, Gem

Pete Wright


Systems Engineer


Our Core Values

Make It Happen

As individuals, our innate sense of agency means we never wait around for something to happen, but actively seek ways to contribute.


Do The Essential

We have the discipline for discerning what is most important, then eliminating everything that is not, so we can make the greatest possible contribution towards the things that really matter.


Empower Others

Our success depends on our ability to make others successful – customers, partners and our teammates. When we empower the people around us, their contribution multiplies our efforts.


Destroy Your Masterpiece

We believe in complete dedication to our craft in everything we do at Gem, but we maintain the humility to destroy our masterpiece, and resign our need to be right, when superior solutions emerge.


Craft An Experience

We believe in the importance of a holistic experience, so everything we create must come from both a complete understanding of what our customers need and a vision for what will bring them delight.


Seek Knowledge

Nothing is more intrinsically rewarding than expanding our skillsets and knowledge. By engaging with people who look at the world in different ways, we are constantly challenged to learn from others, as well as share our own knowledge to help them grow.