Newchip - Meet The Team

The Newchip Founders

Newchip was founded because we saw the need for a better way to connect entrepreneurs and investors. With over 30+ years in startups and finance ourselves, we’re an experienced team on a mission to change the world.

Ryan Rafols

Founder & CEO

Engineer, army veteran, and founder of 3 startups. Ryan graduated at 15, founded his first startup at 17 and has 10+ years experience building international teams, 7+ years in public and private sector fundraising, corporate boards, working with regulators and lobbying.

Travis Brodeen

Co-Founder & CTO

Engineer and Technologist with 20+ years in scaling technology and finance startups. Travis raised his first $10M at 21 and in 2011 bootstrapped and co-founded a company that he grew from $3K to $1M a month creating the #21 fastest growing company in 2011 (Inc 500).