Product focused founders with years of experience and empathy.

We are experienced founders and operators that have raised tens of millions in funding and successfully exited multiple companies. Our team of 80+ engineers, designers, and product managers work with exceptional founders to build and launch incredible products.

George Consagra

George is an internet, technology and media executive and investor with a 20-year track record of building disruptive companies.

Prior to Tidepool Labs, George helped build MDsave to be the Amazon of Healthcare, giving people medical choice and cost transparency. He was CEO of GoodGuide (NEA, DFJ), the largest information source of green, healthy consumer products. George was President of the social publishing platform Scribd (Redpoint, CRV), and was COO of Bebo, which AOL bought in an all-cash sale for $850 million. Before Bebo, George was managing director at Organic, one of the first agencies to bring digital advertising to the internet. He started his career in the film industry, working at Lucasfilm and Colossal Pictures and founding 3D animation studio Media Concrete.

George holds a MA degree in Sociocultural Anthropology at Columbia University and serves on the board of UCLA’s School of the Arts and Architecture. Outside work he is a global surfer, art enthusiast, and dual citizen of US and Italy.
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Thaisan Tonthat

Thaisan is an entrepreneur, engineer, and investor with a background in software, biology, and recruiting.

Thaisan co-founded Foundry Hiring (Harrison Metal, TriplePoint), a recruiting software company. Foundry was acquired by Dropbox and Thaisan spent nearly four years on the engineering and design teams at Dropbox, where his team was responsible for building tools to help the company scale from 200 to 1500+. Prior to Foundry, Thaisan worked at Aviir, a biotech startup developing a test for cardiovascular disease, and was a computational biology researcher at the Stanford School of Medicine in the lab of Nobel laureate Dr. Andrew Fire.

Thaisan is a graduate of Stanford University where he studied Human Biology and Computer Science. Beyond work, Thaisan enjoys motorcycle road trips, camping, and spending time with his family.
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Kar Martirosyan

As CTO and co-founder, Kar is the architect and driving engineering vision at Tidepool Labs. He works closely with founders to help build scalable products from concept to successful MVP.

Before Tidepool Labs, Kar was VP of Engineering at MDsave, a $30M venture-backed medical marketplace offering consumers the ability to research, compare, and purchase medical services with total cost transparency. MDsave is used by a network of 200+ hospitals in over 30 states.

Before MDsave, Kar was co-founder and CTO of BigBrain, a Yerevan-based technology company working with emerging technology companies in Germany and The Netherlands. Prior to Big Brain, he was a software engineering lead at Synopsys, an NASDAQ 100 microchip design company based in Silicon Valley.

Kar has a MA and BA in Computer Science and VLSI design from the State Engineering University of Armenia. Kar is an avid long-distance swimmer and lives in San Francisco with his young daughter and wife.
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