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The Team

Andrew Drake
Andrew Drake
Engineer

Chris Agerton
Chris Agerton
CTO & Co-founder

Cody Byrnes
Cody Byrnes
Engineer

Garrett Blythe
Garrett Blythe
Co-founder

Jake-Lengyel
Jake Lengyel
Engineer

Jason Hershman
Jason Hershman
EVP, Business Development

Jim Stark
Jim Stark
Customer Success Manager

Kelly Lazzara
Kelly Lazzara
Customer Success and Growth

Kevin Murphy
Kevin Murphy
Engineer

Mario Furgiuele
Mario Furgiuele
EVP, Operations and Financial (Interim CEO)

Magda Witczynska
Magda Witczynska
Customer Experience Manager

Mickey Lang
Mickey Lang
Engineer

Ramon Yvarra
Ramon Yvarra
UX and Design

Ryan Pearl
Ryan Pearl
Engineer

Ryan Weidenmiller
Ryan Weidenmiller
CEO and Cofounder

Thomas Firnhaber
Thomas Firnhaber
Chief Compliance Officer

Whitney Harper
Whitney Harper
UX and Design

Investors

We at Karmic are fortunate to work with many experienced entrepreneurs and investors.
Currently, we have the pleasure of collaborating with the following institutional investment firms:
Arbor Ventures

Arbor Ventures invests in entrepreneurs who have a deep 
understanding of their market and the tenacity to build a successful company.

Start-up Capital Ventures

Startup Capital Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm based in Menlo Park, California with an office in Honolulu, Hawaii. Our geographic focus is Silicon Valley along with selective investments in Hawaii and elsewhere.

Alsop-Louie Partners

Alsop Louie Partners is a team of seasoned investors who are entrepreneurs and executives with distinctive reputations. Each partner has experience building technology or media businesses that have grown into successful operating companies, public and private. Among our partners, we have experience in new media, gaming, SaaS, cloud infrastructure, security, and mobile.

Greycroft

Greycroft is a venture capital fund based in New York City and Los Angeles. We invest in early-stage Internet and mobile companies.

Camp One Ventures

Camp One seeks high-growth emerging companies across several key industry themes which may include, among others, social media, mobility, financial technology and payments, cloud computing and software-as-a-service.

Camp One funds start-ups that are managed by exceptional core teams of entrepreneurs, are focused on large markets, or that have business models that disrupt entire industries.

Draper Associates

Draper Associates has a history of backing world-class entrepreneurs enabling or disrupting businesses in the $10’s billions. Draper Associates was impressed by the fact that Karmic can enable SMBs, enterprises, and organizations to intelligently deploy spend cards and have complete control through an easy to use, unified backend for dynamic management. As merchants adopt new payment technologies (chip and pin, NFC, QR Codes, etc.), Karmic can instantly scale and deliver the same value with no additional cost to the end user. This creates a strong link for the customer, creating strong barriers, exactly the types of business we love backing here at Draper Associates.

LaunchCapital

LaunchCapital was founded in 2008 with a mission to help entrepreneurs gain quick access to seed capital and mentorship. Across 130 investments to date, LaunchCapital's core focus has been enabling great people to accomplish great things. Through Karmic Labs, LaunchCapital gets to extend that core belief to an entirely new segment of business owners, as the Karmic Labs team fundamentally changes the way that business owners effectively manage and grow their business.

New Ground Ventures

New Ground Ventures invests in early stage companies with breakthrough potential. Working across multiple sectors, including Technology and Financial Services, NGV leverages its strong network of relationships and deep experience as it works in partnership with CEOs to build great businesses.

RPM Ventures

RPM Ventures is a seed and early-stage focused venture capital firm that invests in Information Technology companies across our areas of expertise, including: automotive industry IT and connected car, enterprise SaaS, online marketplaces, and cloud and social media infrastructure. We pride ourselves in investing in companies where we'd work ourselves, and our number one priority is the entrepreneurs leading our portfolio companies.

Independent Board Member

Gary Rieschel

Is a founder of Qiming Venture Partners, a $1B+ USD fund focused on early stage investments in China. Prior to Qiming, Gary was the founder or lead investor in several major venture capital firms in the U.S. and China including SOFTBANK Venture Capital, Mobius Venture Capital, SAIF Partners (China), and Ignition Partners (U.S.). Gary served on Softbank’s Board of Directors. Prior to being a venture capitalist, Gary held senior executive positions at Cisco Systems, Sequent Computer Systems and Intel.