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Founder & CEO
Daniel is the Founder, Chairman, and former CEO of Pocket Gems and Episode Interactive, leading mobile app companies that have each reached hundreds of millions of people and collectively raised over $150M from Sequoia Capital and Tencent. Daniel founded Pocket Gems in 2009 where he built a team of hundreds and led the company to release dozens of mobile gaming titles, establish multiple new breakout gaming categories and consistently maintain top grossing positions on mobile app stores for over a decade. In 2014, Daniel founded Episode Interactive which immediately defined the now billion dollar market for mobile interactive fiction where it remains the category leader with over 5 million weekly active readers and over 10 million registered content writers. Daniel holds a BA in computer science from Cornell and an MBA from Stanford.
Head of Product
Manola is a writer, editor, and creative strategist. Her writing has appeared in The Bare Life Review, Philadelphia Magazine, Columbia Journal, and Longreads. She has previously developed content for startups Braid and Nowaday. She has a BA in English and French literature from UPenn and an MFA from Columbia.