Our Team

Our team is a combination of some of the brightest publishing and technical minds brought together to work hard, work fair and work positively for a better digital publishing industry.

Spiny Team

Driving Digital Publishing

Traditional approaches to building digital publishing assets are expensive and cumbersome, especially when it comes to understanding user behavior, revenue generation, and editorial performance. Spiny was born out of our frustrations running publishing companies, where growth was achieved with large technical teams and complex technologies. The current tools on the market primarily focus on content and editorial analytics. We saw the need to develop a product that ties together all the core pillars of digital publishing - audience, editorial, and revenue.

Now with Spiny, digital publishers, large and small, have a tool that provides a full 360-degree view of what a publisher needs to grow sustainably, maximize revenue and make effective real-time decisions. - Nana Nyantekyi, Founder of Spiny.ai

Since our founding, Spiny has been on a mission to transform the operations, strategy, and growth of digital publishing businesses. Now our Array of people are leading this charge globally, with us continually expanding in all areas.

Our Leadership

Nana B NyantekyiNana B NyantekyiFounder/CTO

Former data storyteller at CBS Interactive and business intelligence director at 247Sports (acquired by CBSi).

Rohan BediRohan BediCOO

An experienced startup/scale up operations manager. With expertise scaling commercial teams and business strategy.

Our Array

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Sergiu PrisacariSergiu PrisacariSoftware Engineer

Software Engineer passionated about learning, expanding knowledge and delivering quality software. Travel lover and a big fan of the outdoors.

Jean-François ElioJean-François ElioSoftware Engineer

Ex Deezer & ClosD, Beyond being an expert engineer JF is a proud father, Music, tech & food geek.

Jeremy DiBattistaJeremy DiBattistaMachine Learning Engineer

Ex MLE at Georgia Tech & Healthbridge. Jer loves a cold beer on a warm day and geeks out over Fire Emblem and Star Wars!

Smarth GuptaSmarth GuptaData Scientist

Ex Data Scientist @ Eightfold AI and Data Research Fellow at Columbia Journalism School. Smarth is a big time Rafa fan and loves spending his time listening to tech podcasts

Yuliia MatiushenkoYuliia MatiushenkoData Engineer

Experienced software and data engineer, with various experience in different domains. Love travelling by car, cooking healthy food, learning languages.

Our Advisors

Dennis ColónDennis Colón

Over 30 years of experience in digital media ad ops and ad products. Former CBSi, Jiffy.ai & Conde Nast

Andrew JohnsonAndrew Johnson

Over 20 years of experience building publishing brands, oversaw over $200m in acquisitions from 24/7 Sports to Popculture.com

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