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8base is an extensible platform that powers rapid development of robust software applications. 8base tools allow easy integration with blockchain, AI and other advanced technologies.

8base Serverless Chassis

Accelerate traditional and Blockchain software development with our serverless platform. Be up and running in minutes without needing to enable backend infrastructure. Focus on your application logic and user interface.

Manage your data model using our easy-to-use tools which include the ability to persist data in traditional SQL/NoSQL databases or public/private Blockchains. You can also author custom logic in your favorite IDE and deploy to our serverless environment or persist it as a Smart Contract (Distributed Apps) in supported Blockchains.

Full Integration with the Piece of Eight Decentralized Innovation Economy

Imagine a platform where new capabilities built by software developers all over the world are being developed, curated and made available as part of an ever-improving software chassis.

Through our collaboration with the Piece of Eight Foundation, developers, designers and citizen-developers can participate in a reputation-based ecosystem where participants earn Piece of Eight Tokens based upon their level of contribution. Users can request the creation of new capabilities and pay bounties for their development.

Tools for Citizen Developers

The 8base App Builder encompasses a revolutionary, easy-to-use development environment that allows a user with minimal technical skills to build robust application software.

App Builder encompasses richly styled user interface templates and leverages machine learning to assist developers with rapid application development. What used to take months or years now takes hours or days. App Builder leverages the 8base Serverless Chassis to provide all of the complex application infrastructure services required by modern software.

Market Opportunity

All businesses today are under extreme pressure to incorporate digital capabilities into all aspects of their customer-facing and internal business processes. These digital transformation initiatives will disrupt industries of every kind.

8base empowers businesses to confront these challenges in an accelerated manner and at a far lower cost than traditional solutions.  IDC estimates that $2 trillion will be spent worldwide on digital transformation between now and 2020.  Forrester Research estimates that no-code and low-code platforms will reach approximately $22 billion of revenues by 2022, creating opportunity for multiple billion dollar companies.

Why Blockchain?

Blockchain technology possesses the potential to revolutionize business models across all industries. Blockchain’s core properties of immutability, consensus and decentralization are highly sought after by businesses looking to be at the forefront of innovation and competition.

While any serious digital transformation initiative must consider what blockchain offers, application development platforms before 8base lack blockchain-specific capabilities. Most software development efforts must therefore rely on highly specialized, rare and expensive blockchain developers to incorporate these technologies.

8base utilizes blockchain to capture an immutable reputation score for developers worldwide while also allowing developers to incorporate blockchain-based capabilities into built applications.

Meet the Team

8base was founded by technology entrepreneurs, experienced in building high-growth, venture-backed enterprise software companies.

Albert Santalo

Founder and CEO
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Albert Santalo

Founder and CEO

Albert Santalo is a computer scientist, Internet entrepreneur and angel investor with experience in high growth, venture-backed technology companies. His passion lies in designing products and building companies that disrupt traditional business models. He is an advocate for empowering entrepreneurs everywhere to build Silicon Valley technology companies in their local communities and was standing alongside President Obama at the signing of the Jobs Act in 2012. He is founder and CEO of 8base. He is also a board member and/or advisor to various technology ventures and has raised in excess of $100 million for his companies. 

He is the former Chairman and CEO of CareCloud, a company he founded in 2009 that is working to modernize the antiquated healthcare industry with a cloud-based platform. CareCloud reached #127 on the 2014 Inc. 500 list and is backed by NVP, Intel Capital, First Data Corp. and others. Previously, he was Founder and CEO of Avisena, a revenue cycle management company for physicians. Prior to Avisena, he worked at the Hackett Group / Answerthink (NASDAQ: HCKT), a management consulting firm, where he served as a director in the IT Transformation and Strategy Practice. During his tenure at Answerthink, he worked with Global 2000 companies, assisting them with technology strategy and transformation initiatives. 

He is the lead inventor and holds a U.S. patent for Avisena’s A/R Management Methodology. He holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from Florida International University. He is the recipient of the FIU 2004 Charles E. Perry Visionary Award for outstanding Alumni and was inducted to the FIU Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame in 2006. He also is an active board member of Goodwill Industries of South Florida and is a member of Accelerated Growth Partners, Miami.

Andrei Anisimov

VP of Technology
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Andrei Anisimov

VP of Technology

Andrei Anisimov is a technology leader, architect and former rock musician with experience developing technologies in numerous industries and in international markets. Andrei’s strength lies in his ability to translate business problems to technological solutions and in leading teams of engineers to happily deliver on time and on target.

Andrei is currently VP of Technology at 8base where he leads our technology team in creating innovative solutions for developers and citizen developers. Previously, Andrei managed his own software development company where he worked with large companies and startups to develop modern enterprise software.

Andrei wrote his first code at the age of 9. At 15 he won the Regional Programming Olympics in Russia and was awarded a trip to Japan. Andrei graduated with a master’s degree in Mathematics and Computer Security from Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University.

Andrei also toured Russia and Eastern Europe as the lead guitarist of the Russian rock band Stigmata, where he composed music, recorded albums and performed for hundreds of thousands of fans.

Matthew E. Kohen

GENERAL COUNSEL
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Matthew E. Kohen

GENERAL COUNSEL

Matthew Kohen is an attorney, entrepreneur, and technology enthusiast with experience in advising technology companies in a variety of industries. Matthew is General Counsel and Blockchain Evangelist at 8base. In addition to his role as general counsel, he also carries business development responsibilities within the blockchain community for 8base.

Prior to joining 8base, Matthew was a practicing attorney at Carlton Fields, a leading national law firm, where he served as co-chair of the blockchain technology and digital currency practice group. While at Carlton Fields, he represented some of the blockchain industry’s most innovative companies in a variety of corporate and regulatory matters. Matthew is a frequent speaker and panelist at blockchain conferences and events, where he has presented on a number of legal problems facing members of the blockchain community, including issues related to protocol developer liability, the application of existing regulatory regimes to companies utilizing disruptive technologies, as well as the impact of federal and state laws and regulations on companies conducting token sales. He has also authored numerous publications on legal issues, including the first-ever treatise analyzing the laws of all 50 states insofar as they pertain to digital assets.

Matthew started mining Bitcoin in late-2011 and later Litecoin. After the launch of Ethereum in 2014, Matthew became proficient in javascript and python in order to deploy various proof-of-concept smart contracts to the Morden testnet.

Oscar Perez

VP of Operations & Finance
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Oscar Perez

VP of Operations & Finance

Oscar Perez is an operations, finance and technology leader with experience in high growth, venture-backed technology companies. Oscar’s passion is in applying technology solutions to help improve people’s lives. Oscar is Vice President of Operations and Finance at 8base.

Previously, he was Chief Technology Officer at Ilumno International University System, a company helping to change lives in Latin America through digital transformation of university education. Prior to Ilumno, Oscar was Vice President of Operations at CareCloud, a leading healthcare IT software company working to modernize the antiquated healthcare industry with a cloud-based platform. Oscar was also Vice President of Information Technology at Virtustream, a leading-edge cloud technology and services company which was sold to EMC for $1.2 billion. He was also VP of Finance at Terremark (NASDAQ: TMRK) which was sold to Verizon for $1.8 billion. He was also a Director of Finance at Adjoined Consulting, which was acquired by CapGemini.  Oscar began his career at Arthur Andersen. 

Oscar holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida International University (FIU) and an M.B.A. from Nova Southeastern University. Oscar is active on FIU boards and alumni associations including the College of Business, and is also a Top Fundraiser for the annual Multiple Sclerosis Walk in Coral Gables, Florida.

Aurelio Rodriguez

Director of Marketing
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Aurelio Rodriguez

Director of Marketing

Aurelio Rodriguez is an experienced serial entrepreneur and marketing executive. He has founded and exited numerous companies in the technology, entertainment and real estate industries. He founded EmailBrain, a digital marketing software company, that successfully scaled and ultimately was sold to Dotster, a private-equity-backed technology company (now Endurance International (NASDAQ: EIGI). Mr. Rodriguez remained as an executive with Dotster and was in charge of its international business and marketing strategy prior to its acquisition. He also remained with Endurance International after the Dotster acquisition as Director of Email Marketing Products.

As Director of Marketing at 8base, Aurelio leads all business development, lead generation, investor relations, public relations and marketing efforts.

Mr. Rodriguez received his Bachelors degree in Business, specializing in international finance, from the University of Miami.

Gabriel Kelly

Director of Design
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Gabriel Kelly

Director of Design

Gabriel is a designer who’s meticulous nature and keen eye for detail have always defined his work. He possesses extensive experience in product design and marketing, while bringing a lot of passion to the companies he works with. He has led high performing teams to conceptualize and craft best-in-class, user-centric products. 

Previously at CareCloud and most recently at Aledade, Gabriel was working to modernize the antiquated healthcare software industry. An advocate of clean, user-friendly design, Gabriel is recognized for his ability to apply consumer software best practices towards business software. At 8base, Gabriel’s passion is directed towards delivering beautiful, user-friendly product design to the masses through the democratization of software design and development.

Gabriel received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, with a specialization in graphic design, from The University of Central Florida. He enjoys giving back to the design community by organizing conferences, workshops, meetups and more.

Evgeny Semushin

Engineering Team Lead
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Evgeny Semushin

Engineering Team Lead

Evgeny brings deep practical and academic expertise along with a passion for software development. Being technology-agnostic, Evgeny easily switches between C++, Java, JavaScript, Swift and others. His deep understanding of underlying architectural, algorithmic and mathematical concepts allows him to stay ahead of the curve. Being an early adopter of the iOS platform, Evgeny was developing iOS apps since the first public iOS SDK was released. Throughout his career Evgeny built variety of software. From complex web systems to mobile and IoT applications.

Evgeny is also experienced in leading in-house and distributed development teams. As a CEO of EcmaSoft he ran a mobile development team of 15 that produced several mobile apps and games that charted in top-10 in multiple categories and countries in the App Store.

Evgeny holds a master’s degree in Math and Computer Science from Saint Petersburg State Electrotechnical University, Russia.

Currently as a Backend Lead at 8base Evgeny drives the development of the core 8base backend platform using a cutting edge technology stack.

Ilya Lazarev

Director, 8base Russia
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Ilya Lazarev

Director, 8base Russia

IIya received his Masters degree from Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University. He is a seasoned technologist with over 10 years experience in software development. He currently is team leader at the 8base Saint Petersburg Russia offices.

Oxana Skripka

Designer
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Oxana Skripka

Designer

Oxana is a celebrated graphic designer based in Saint Petersburg.  Her passion lies in designing smart, useful solutions for all types of business.  She brings international experience having worked on projects in Russia and the USA.  In 2016, she competed in the Top 10 Designers All-Russian design competition by the Mail-Ru Group.  At 8base, she bring her talents to ensure consistent branding across all of our channels and working on web design.

Oxana received a Bachelor of Graphic Design from Saint Petersburg University.

She is an active leader in Saint Petersburg’s design circles and organizes lectures and workshops about design in Saint Petersburg and has a blog about graphic design.

Danny Pizarro

SOCIAL MEDIA & COMMUNITY MANAGER
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Danny Pizarro

SOCIAL MEDIA & COMMUNITY MANAGER

Danny is a technology and growth professional who has experience contributing to and building multiple tech products and startups. At 8base, Danny implements process surrounding community engagement and digital marketing in order to develop and manage the brand’s presence across all digital channels.

Previously, Danny was co-founder and Head of Product at Mixstir, a marketplace of unique food and drink experiences to enable the connection of like-minded people. With Mixstir, Danny was a finalist for Apple’s TV series “Planet of the Apps” featuring Jessica Alba, Gwyneth Paltrow, will.i.am and Gary Vaynerchuk. Through numerous partnerships with major liquor brands, Mixstir grew to become a leading event discovery platform in Florida. Prior to starting Mixstir, Danny held Business Strategy & Innovation Analyst and Product Manager roles at Ilumno - a company helping to bring digital transformation to university education in Latin America. 

Danny holds Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Central Florida in Business Administration, Psychology, and Biology. He enjoys being active in the local tech community as well as traveling around the world to try new foods.

Vasili Kubarka

Front-End Engineer
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Vasili Kubarka

Front-End Engineer

Vasili has 2 Masters degree from Belarusian State University of Informatics in CS and International Economics. He has spent most of his career as a software developer specializing in React.JS and enjoys creating WebGL complex graphic web applications.

Ivan Pinchuk

Front-End Engineer
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Ivan Pinchuk

Front-End Engineer

Ivan is a graduate of the Faculty of Informatics and Computing at the Siberian State University of Telecommunications and Information Sciences. He has extensive experience in implementing client side cryptographic systems.

Hanif Carroll

Front-end development
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Hanif Carroll

Front-end development

Hanif Carroll powers our front-end development and drives our elegant design ideals.  His fresh design contributions help make 8base stand out from all competitors.  

Competitive by nature, when he’s not creating or designing, he is lifting weights where he set a federation record in a powerlifting competition, or he is competing in ultimate frisbee.  

Hanif is a proud Bull and graduated from the University of South Florida in 2013 with a B.S. in Health Sciences.  With an incredibly inquisitive mind, he is currently learning computer programming and German.

Eugene Antonevich

BACK-END ENGINEER
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Eugene Antonevich

BACK-END ENGINEER

Eugene Antonevich received his degree from St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University, Faculty of Technical Cybernetics. He has spent a good part of his career as a software engineer specializing in back-end technologies. He is currently living in Saint-Petersburg where he enjoys snowboarding, boxing, and tennis.

Vladislav Zalyubovskiy

QA Engineer
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Vladislav Zalyubovskiy

QA Engineer

Vladislav has a Master’s degree in computer systems and networks. He is currently the 8base QA team leader in charge of managing a team of QA specialists.

Jax

Crypto Guard Dog
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Jax

Crypto Guard Dog

Originally from Brooksville, Florida and born on October 28th, 2017 Jax found his true calling when he joined the 8base team. Between shifts as Crypto-Guard Dog, Jax spends his time inspecting the refrigerator contents in the break room and collecting belly rubs and head scratches. Jax is always willing and able to let the 8Base team members practice those skills on him.

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