About

Hi, I’m Brandon.

Who I am.

  • I’m a software engineer and entrepreneur.
  • I’m a cryptocurrency and angel investor.
  • I live in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • I’m a husband and father.
  • I’m a college dropout.
  • I’m a cryonicist.
  • I’m libertarian.
  • I’m vegan.

What I do for work.

  • I’m currently running a crypto quant fund.
  • I’m advising a few companies in the crypto space.
  • I write code and solve interesting problems.
  • I contribute to open source.
  • I angel invest in tech startups.
  • I speak at conferences and events occasionally.
  • I’m a five-star Airbnb host.
  • I write stuff occasionally.

What I do for fun.

  • I like spending time with my wife Sherri and my son Micah.
  • I also like spending time with my family and friends.
  • I have a dog named Buddy.
  • I like hosting and going to dinner parties.
  • I like traveling. Weekend trips, and longer, farther trips.
  • I like eating really good vegan food.
  • I like watching movies, both mainstream and independent.
  • I like watching TV on Netflix and HBO.
  • I like reading Wikipedia.

Contact

Shoot me an email if you are interested talking about technology, software engineering, open source, entrepreneurship, investing and fundraising, libertarianism, cryptocurrency, cryonics, vegan food, food science, or whatever else.

I can also be reached on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Timeline

  • August 2018

    Our first child was born! His name is Micah.

  • July 2018

    At age 15, after three years with us, our beloved Chester left this world.

  • May 2017

    Joined Blockfolio as Lead Software Architect.

  • June 2016

    Turned 30. Celebrated at The French Laundry with Sherri, and also rented out a bar with my twin brother.

  • March 2015

    Welcome, Chester! Adopted the sweetest homeless cat off the street. One of friendliest cats we’ve ever met.

  • January 2015

    Box had an IPO. Very lucky to have worked at a company that made it this far!

  • April 2014

    Moved back up to the SF Bay Area! I wanted to move my company here, and Sherri got a job at Google!

  • June 2013 - Present

    Started my company FreshPay, in the cryptocurrency space.

  • April 2013

    I bought my first bitcoin.

  • August 2012

    Yay, we got a dog! We adopted Buddy from a rescue. He’s basically the best dog ever.

  • May 2012

    We bought our first house! Redondo Beach, California.

  • July 2011

    Got married to my wonderful wife, Sherri.

  • June 2011 - July 2012

    Joined Miso Media as VP of Engineering.

  • January 2010

    Moved back down to LA to live in Long Beach with Sherri.

  • January 2010

    Asked Sherri to marry me and she said yes :)

  • December 2008 - September 2013

    Started a software consulting company. Mostly a one-man show. Worked on the neighborhood of a hundred projects.

  • October 2007 - December 2008

    Joined as one of the first dozen employees at a then-small startup.

  • October 2007

    Moved up to the SF Bay Area.

  • January 2007 - September 2007

    Took a new job as a senior web developer at a shipping and insurance startup for the jewelry industry.

  • May 2006

    Met Sherri - little did I know, she would become my wife later on.

  • May 2006 - January 2007

    Got my first full-time job at a tech startup, as a software developer at one of the first IPTV companies, with a real salary and everything.

  • March 2006

    Became a degenerate and dropped out of college.

  • September 2004

    Went to college.

  • 2002

    Started doing real programming.

  • 1997

    Started coding, but mostly HTML.

  • June 1986

    I was born. I have a twin brother. Guess which one is me?