Before launching Paymentwall, Honor was the CEO of OutCubator, a virtual incubator where he invested in and co-founded innovative startups in Silicon Valley such as Adperk.com (pioneer in incentivized video advertising), MiNeeds (services marketplace), Rofo.com (office space search engine) as well as Zurna.com (the #2 Turkish social network). While working on Zurna, he and his team pioneered virtual currency payments by integrating with various mobile and off-line payment methods to monetize the userbase in Turkey and abroad. Honor started his professional career as a Program Manager at Expedia.com where he launched the world’s largest cruise agency by unifying 12 cruiseline bookings on a single platform.
Honor graduated with a B.S in Technology Management (an individually designed degree combining HCI/Usability, Finance/Econ, and Sociology of Technology) from Stanford University.
Vladimir has been an advisor to Paymentwall since its inception along with several other advertising and transactional startups in Europe and Silicon Valley. Earlier in his career, Vladimir was the Director of Engineering of OutCubator, a virtual incubator that launched innovative Silicon Valley startups such as Adperk.com (incentivized video advertising platform), MiNeeds (services marketplace), Rofo.com (office space search engine) as well as Zurna.com (the #2 Turkish social network). Prior to that he worked at Incom building ERP solutions.
Vladimir graduated with a M.S. in Computer Science at NTUU – Kiev Politechnic Institute, the top engineering school in Ukraine.