Meet Our Leadership Team
Co-founder & CEO
Aksel oversees partnerships, product management, and company operations. He first came to Philadelphia in 2005 to attend Drexel University. He went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance.
Aksel previously co-founded Ridaroo, a web application that facilitated ride-sharing within business organizations and on university campuses.
He has been invited to teach as an Adjunct Professor in Entrepreneurship at his alma mater, Drexel University, and in the Horn Entrepreneurship Program at the University of Delaware.
Aksel is originally from France, grew up between Paris and Istanbul, and is trilingual.
David came to Philadelphia to attend the University of Pennsylvania where he earned a B.S. and M.S. in computer science. After realizing that he enjoyed teaching more than research, he left his Ph.D. program to spend a few years at The Shipley School teaching math and computer science.
Since then, he has been in a variety of roles including running a multi-state real estate firm, managing the first engineering team at Venmo, a venture backed startup that would eventually be acquired by PayPal, and launching his own startup in the real estate space. As CTO of Acclaim, David oversees technology, partner integrations, and product strategy. He currently lives in center city Philadelphia and is teaching himself to play piano.