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Everyone we know is anxious about money. Money seems to "come out as fast as it comes in," and financial stability is illusive for most. Unfortunately, the financial sector has largely forgotten who they're serving. Record profits are fueled by deceptive products and hidden fees.

We started Telescope to counteract these forces. We want to help you spend less time worrying about money, and more time living your life. And we want to do it in an honest, independent way.

We are designers, engineers, and financial professionals.

Ben Katz

Strategic Advisor

Ben previously started and built, a leading online banking service, from $0 to >$1B in deposits. Ben tries to keep up with his daughters, and was the *first ever* customer of Toms Shoes!

Chenyu Li

Cofounder, Engineering

Before Indie, Chenyu worked with Dan, Josh, and Jessica at Yahoo as a tech lead. A CMU grad, he can be found cleaning up on the poker tables or hanging with his cat Tofu when not at work.

Dan Hopkins

Cofounder & CTO

Dan's experience includes building core infrastructure at Google and leading the Yahoo Mobile Growth eng team while they 10x'd revenue. Dan loves the Patriots :|, but we like him anyway.

Deanna Badizadegan

Product Manager

Deanna joins us from Stanford, where she studied Management Science & Engineering and Product Design. When not working with Indie, you can find her jamming on the viola around San Francisco.

Jessica Lo

Cofounder, Engineering

Jessica was helping Yahoo Mobile grow 10x as a software engineer before Indie. Jessica also has done stints at Facebook and at CMU. She loves Boba just a little too much.

Josh Schwarzapel

Cofounder & CEO

Before Indie, Josh started, built, and successfully sold 2 venture-backed software startups. Outside of work, Josh loves to surf and to hang with his daughter, wife, and labrador Timber.

Pam Capalad

Strategic Advisor

Pam is a Certified Financial Plannerâ„¢. She worked for this designation to be super legit at helping you navigate the dizzying mess of the financial world.

We are backed by some of the best investors in technology.

Our investors are the same people that invested in Airbnb, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Snapchat. They include Resolute Ventures, Nyca, and Financial Venture Studio.