Newchip - Meet The Team

The Newchip Team

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.

Judd Hollas

Co-Founder & COO

Industry pioneer and founder/CEO of EquityNet, one of the world’s largest and first business crowdfunding platforms. Judd obtained 5 industry patents and grew EquityNet to over 200,000 members, 20,000 companies, and $300 million in capital raised by client companies.

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).

David Blankman

Managing Director

Marcos J. Larios

Director of Finance

Matt Bell

Marketing Advisor

Genesis Valbuena

Operations Manager

Sujana Amatya

Project Manager

Shane Chambers

Product Manager