Meet The Team


Akinjide Bankole

Backend Engineer

Akinjide Bankole is a developer with Andela, where he constantly works with a broad range of technologies, sharing his knowledge and actively contributing to the open source community.

Emmanuel de La Vigne

Head of Strategy and Ops.

Former investment officer at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, where he structured, executed and monitored debt and equity transactions for companies across Emerging Markets. He is a graduate from Columbia University and enjoys horseback riding, running and fishing.

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Gaurav Rana

CTO & Blockchain Expert

Ardent supporter of everything Satoshi, Gaurav has contributed to multitudes of projects in the blockchain space. Before Bitcoin, he was a computational geneticist for top research institutes, fortune 20 companies & also invented an early detection system for COPD.

James Schuler


James is a serial entrepreneur, Y-combinator and Techstars alumni, and a Peter Thiel 20 Under 20 Fellow. James and Mickey have been co-founders and roommates for 4 years. He is also a decathlete and pole vaulter.

Louis Martineau

Head of Product

Responsible for executing Atlas Vision: R & D, UX, Operations and Growth. He deeply believes that user-centric thinking is the gateway to innovation. He is a Techstars alumni, former founder, and has a background in Economics & Quantitative Finance.

Magatte Wade

VP, Atlas Senegal

Magatte holds two degrees in Civil Engineering as well as an MBA. Prior to joining Atlas, Magatte did Project Management at the African Development Bank and then a large construction firm, earning several certificates and awards. He resides in Dakar, and enjoys horseback riding in his free time.

Malick Gaye

President, Atlas Senegal

Malick holds 2 degrees, where he focused on business and law. He went into finance to help others, first managing a large MFI before transitioning to Oxfam, where he managed a large fund reserved for empowering female entrepreneurs. Formerly a history teacher and professional football player, Malick and his family hail from Dakar.

Marc-Antoine Trehin

Sr. Backend Engineer

Marc-Antoine has over 6 years of experience in the IT sector working in large entreprise level teams. He is passionate about software architectures and best practices. He has also being working on Bitcoin since 2013. Marco met Atlas in Techstars and is helping the team build new disruptive technologies.

Mickey Costa


Serial Entrepreneur; Techstars & Boost alumni; never-practiced attorney. Co-founders and roommates with James for 4 years. Passionate for empowering others to make change. Relentless believer in decentralizing money and ownership. He has two left feet, one is used for football.

​Ondrej David


​Born and raised in Prague, Czech Republic. Design problem solver, although most of the problems he makes for himself. Fond of games of all sorts. Cynical and all around fine person :)

Olatoyosi Famakinde

Backend Engineer

Olatoyosi Famakinde is a software developer at Andela. She is passionate about creating products that solve real problems and has built apps with technologies such as Javascript and Ruby. Her other interests are artificial intelligence and VR.

Oladayo Oyelade

Sr. Backend Engineer

Oladayo Oyelade is a software engineer whose expertise includes Server Architecture, DevOps, Web and Mobile development, Big data Analysis, Modeling and Simulation, and Control System Engineering. Hailing from Lagos, Nigeria, he has a deep passion for bringing about political change. He is also a big Arsenal fan.

Phyllis Adomba Yeboah

Business Development Mgr.

Prior to joining Atlas, Phyllis was heavily involved in politics, helping to organize and mobilize voters. She has a mind for strategy and a passion for empowering others to campaign for change. On top of everything, she still finds time to pursue a graduate degree.

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