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Our team at Golden is on a mission to re-imagine what it means to share and discover valuable knowledge from across the world.
Help people share & discover human knowledge
We live in a world that is information rich and knowledge poor. Golden’s purpose is to be the world’s best source of canonical knowledge, making insight truly accessible.
Meet our team
We are based in San Francisco, Croatia, and the Czech Republic. Our team is comprised of engineering, design, product management, and business development.
Carla Faraguna
Ops & People
Carla takes care of People and Operations at Golden. Carla spent 5 years at Fandom and enjoys wearing all the administrative hats from HR to OM. Her passions include traveling to far-flung scuba diving locations, trekking in the mountains, and bringing her infectious energy into building Golden’s office and culture.
David Stumm
Often found hood up and feet on desk, David focuses on Golden’s backend. Previous to Golden, David studied Computer Science at the University of Toronto and did backend engineering at Heyzap for multiple years.
Dave Hrdlicka
Civil engineer by training and self trained software engineer, Dave handles making our front end responsive, snappy, and reliable. You might find Dave out on a sailing boat over the weekend.
Jan Stepnicka
Self-educated front-end developer with a master's degree in Civil Engineering. When not in front of a computer, Jan spreads joy through the game of soccer or through his guitar.
Jed Christiansen
Business Development
Jed is a builder and operator. He created Seed-DB and built products at Techstars. Previously Jed built a partnerships team at Google, consulted for banks in London, and ran submarines in the US Navy. He has an MBA (Cambridge), an MS (London School of Economics), and a BS in Aerospace Engineering (University of Michigan). He has sea stories, but you definitely won't hear all of them.
Jude Gomila
CEO & Founder
Previously Jude started Heyzap which is now used by 100,000 mobile apps. He enjoys building products, tinkering, reading, thinking and investing (from 3D printed rockets to supersonic planes). He holds an MEng from University of Cambridge in Engineering.
Michael Mangus
Michael is Golden’s NLP and augmented intelligence specialist. Previously, he was a founding member of the Media Neuroscience Lab at UCSB (PhD ‘15) and a debater on the NDT/CEDA circuit for the University of Pittsburgh.
Ivo Skarica
Frontend developer, with a history in mobile and web apps. B.Sc degree in Computer Science. Really enjoys cooking and big comicbook fan.
Thomas Shaddox
Thomas builds products by working across all parts of the Golden tech stack. Originally hailing from Missouri, Thomas loves backpacking in the mountains of California, putting together LEGOs, and trivia nights.
Rhys Davies
Musician, cyclist, StarCraft 2 enthusiast and nerdy about building stuff, be it with programming languages or physically. A Londoner with a preference for the Bay weather over the dreariness of home, you’ll find Rhys hacking away at something Pythonic or Ops-y with noise cancelling headphones on, walking his Dachshund, Noodle or blowing down Valencia Street in the cycle lane.
Charlie Hilton
Marketing & Design
Charlie is a designer, marketer, and product person. He most recently served as Head of Marketing for Plug and Play and led their proprietary software division, Playbook. If you see Charlie with his headphones on, he's almost certainly listening to a podcast—no headphones?—he's thinking about typefaces.
Brilliant benefits & perks
We offer benefits and perks to create the best possible environment for you to work and thrive.
Premium health insurance
Located in the heart of San Francisco
Healthy paid time off
Tasty lunches & office snacks
Curiousity driven culture
Latest technology & hardware
Vision & dental coverage
401(k) retirement plan
Commuter benefits
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