Drew Thaler

CTO and Co-Founder

Drew’s first startup was acquired by Apple. His second startup is valued at $20M, and he’s now committed to building the community defining platform, Mesh. After the 2016 election, Drew recognized the deficiencies of social platforms as a fundamental problem. With decades of experience in building complex systems with the right incentives — and expertise in fixing wrong ones — he saw a pathway to act. In contemplating the technological challenge with his community-first friend Jess W., Mesh was launched. Drew had a key role in the launch of the PS4 at Playstation, and worked at Naughty Dog where he architected systems using virtual currencies that have processed millions in microtransactions.