Meet the Puma team

Puma is a different kind of web browser. While others operate in the service of the ad industry, Puma operates as a human scale browser. Today's web is dominated by advertisements, rewarding big tech companies over individual creators. Companies are incentivized to track and manipulate users, stripping people of information, attention, and freedom. We aim to fix this.

Your browser is your connection to the web. It should serve you, not the ad industry.

We are

Optimists

The whole world will be telling you why you’re going to fail as a startup. You need that internal fire of belief

Humanists

Emphasizes the value and agency 
of human beings, individually and collectively

<<I've got it>>

Ppl on your team who are always willing to step up to the job

Our humans

Yuriy Dybskiy

Founder

Yuriy Dybskiy is a founder of Puma Browser, the first mobile web browser with micropayments built in.

Previously they worked with the following companies: Lyft, Parse, Meteor, Cloudant and a few others. They helped organize Apache CouchDB Conf and Worldwide Meteor Day and had a bunch of startup explorations that led to “experience” rather than great outcomes.

Outside of work they enjoy spending time in nature, playing tennis, basketball, reading, taking photos and dancing Argentine Tango.

Polina Sergeyenko

Founding Engineer

Polina Sergeyenko is a founding engineer for Puma Browser.  

They have a diverse background of industries and technologies ranging from health care and web security to financial markets. Among the most notable employers are RBC and Algorithmics (presently IBM).

Industry related passions are private, safe and fair internet, and artificial intelligence.

Other interests include horseback riding, hiking, skiing, learning and raising two daughters.

Sergiy Dybskiy

Founding Engineer

Previously co-founding and being a solo engineer of an employer branding software startup Ruutly. He built an integration with the applicant tracking systems for customers like Siemens, Johnson & Johnson to enhance their employer branding and instrument analytics.

He specializes in React and building performant full-stack applications. He built the early prototype of Puma Browser and the integration with Coil.

In his free time, Sergiy enjoys playing soccer, snowboarding in places across Canada and hanging out with his Goldendoodle, Luna.

Anastasia Ageeva

Product Designer

Anastasia is a digital product designer with a huge passion for her craft. She has worked with a bunch of interesting startups, always with love and kind irony, which gives her work a special charm.

Anastasia makes user-friendly interfaces for applications and websites, draws cool illustrations, comes up with graphic concepts, and does animation things.

In addition to design, Anastasia loves hiking, finds a lot of inspiration in nature. She loves British comedy, sci-fi, running, meditation, rock 'n' roll, and the internet.
Especially the internet.

Amber Case

Head of strategy, Advisor

Amber Case is an internationally recognized design advocate, speaker and author working to improve the interaction between people and technology. She travelled for five years with her most popular book, Calm Technology, a method of designing technology that smoothly works alongside humans. Currently a researcher at the Institute for the Future.

Case is the former co-founder and CEO of Geoloqi, a location-based software company acquired by Esri. Case was named a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, and received a Bell Labs Shannon Visionary Award.

Toby Nelson

Technical Writer

Toby is a Technical Writer on the Puma Browser team.

Toby is a writer, musician, and developer. He has worked in web development on and off for the past ten years alongside a five-year career in experimental live performance, music production, and composition.  He has a degree in Computer Science and is currently working towards a degree in Creative Coding and Immersive Technology.

Outside of work and school, he co-runs a DIY tape label and, formerly, an underground arts venue. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with his partner along with their cat, Muffin.

Andrey Klen

iCMO, Advisor

Andrey is designer, marketer, pet enthusiast, who co-founded Petcube, a company that connects pets to the Internet. Later on he started ozero.design to help fellow founders with their design and video goals.

Andrey went through Y Combinator, HAX and a lot of trouble to earn 3 Red Dot Awards for product design.

When not managing things and people he enjoys basketball (IRL and 2K), logging movies to Letterboxd, and bragging about his vegan lifestyle.

Kamran Pirwani

Mobile Engineer

Kamran worked in various roles in the tech industry for 7 years. Professionally, most of their time was spent developing software (gaming, early education, mobile apps, etc). Personally, Kamran built a few different products and run a full service agency. The two initiatives Kamran currently investing additional time into are fighting internet censorship and raising awareness about climate change through game development.

They work remotely for the past 2 years, and as a result have had the ability to travel to a ton of different countries and broaden horizons. Outside of travel, Kamran enjoy hiking, rock climbing & watching anime.

Our Pumas

Muffin

Muffin is a diluted calico who was impulsively adopted from Craigslist by her guardian. She is extremely talkative; demanding attention, food and playtime throughout each day. She enjoys attacking stringlike objects, outside playtime during good weather, and inside lap time during poor weather.

Afanasy

Designer Anastasia's muse. World champion in purring, holder of a black belt in hugs.

He loves cakes, unlike his mistress, so she has to buy sweets for him. It is bad for her diet, but the desire of the Cat is the Law.

Our Advisors

Stefan Thomas  

Founder, Coil,
Co-creator of Interledger

Evan Schwartz

Co-creator of Interledger,
ex-Ripple

Greg Kidd

Founder, GlobaliD

Joseph Kristoffer

Brand and Marketing at Pebble, Fitbit, Embark Trucks

Eric Dadoun

Chief Growth Officer at RISE

Mike Miller

Founder Cloudant acquired by IBM, partner at liquid2.vc

Brian Kerr & Scott Stuart

Founders, Kava Labs

Alex Kern & Nikhil Srinivasan

Founders, Zebra IQ

Jeff Griffiths

Mozilla, Director, Firefox Browsers

Jon McLachlan

Security Engineer at Apple, UnifyID, Pure Storage

Reed McGinley-Stempel

Founder, Stytch