The WOM team pulls strengths from diverse backgrounds and industries and is backed by a stellar team of expert advisors and investors.
Melanie Mohr is a Berlin-based entrepreneur with 20 years’ experience producing videos. In 2016 she founded YEAY - a product recommendation app for Generation Z. In 2018 she became the founder and CEO of WOM Protocol Pte. Ltd., the blockchain company helping brands tap into peer-to-peer recommendations.
Chris has more than 30 years' experience in technical and product roles across a diverse range of industries. From medical devices to privacy and security, Chris’ background brings a range of skills and knowledge to apply to the complex YEAY and WOM solution.
Francis West started coding at age 6 and has coded 60,000 hours. He has built systems for hedge funds, banks, websites, hardware manufacturers. He also built and designed englishforums.com with 250,000,000 visitors and Frogbox--a prototype of a fully decentralized package and software deployment system based on IPFS and the first decentralized app store of its kind.
Head of Operations
Jeremy Lindström is a tech entrepreneur helping startups develop business plans and market entry strategies. He also has a strong digital marketing background, having worked for marketing agencies and in-house for brands such as L'Oreal UK. Jeremy has an MBA from the University of Oxford and is a World Champion jump roper.
Senior Technical Project Manager
Artem Kazakov started as a developer and later transitioned into technical project management. He has delivered more than 50 different projects for large corporations in insurance, medicine, food delivery, and entertainment with clients including Beeline, Dr. Oetker, Kaspersky, and Lukoil. He graduated in parallel from Wuhan University and an Economics university in Russia.
Lead Software Engineer
Alex Yasko is a full-stack software engineer who has successfully delivered many products including e-commerce websites, desktop apps, and embedded safety-critical systems. He has experience in all aspects of the software product lifecycle and has also published a number of scientific papers in the field of systems safety and reliability assessments.
Vivienne Rudcenko is a content and communications specialist with over ten years’ experience in PR, social media, and marketing. She has worked for global as well as boutique London marketing communications agencies, developing campaigns for clients including Vodafone, Sony, BlackBerry and Lenovo. She has also managed the brand voice and communications for startups in the emerging Berlin tech scene.
John Milburn studied nuclear engineering at Stanford. He created the largest Internet consumer service architecture in Asia. He is a Gmarket investor and Director, led a NASDAQ IPO, and negotiated $1.2b cash sale to eBay. John is also a digital currency innovator and has Invested in many successful startups, with multiple IPOs and trade sales.
Diego Villela Prado
Senior App Developer
Diego Prado is a full-stack entrepreneurial-minded software engineer who has been developing various types of software from business systems to mobile games for over 11 years. His eclectic experience is a differential so that the YEAY and WOM solutions have no limits to grow.
Senior App Developer
Rodrigo Schaefer is a software engineer with an MBA in mobile development. He has delivered corporate systems, commercial software, and games on many platforms. He has also acted as software architect for a government agency and has been involved in entrepreneurial projects for the last decade.
Thiago Meurer was born in the country of football (Brazil), but he is more passionate about GNU/Linux since he was 16 years old. He has always developed projects related to security and computer networks, and now tackles the challenges that cloud computing brings.
Executive Board, Fast Company
Co-founder, Parity Technologies
Partner, DraperDragon Fund
Blockchain Economics Designer
Stefanie von Jan
Co-founder & Managing Partner, Kairon Labs
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