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Akshay Krishnaiah

Teller
CEO & Founder
Akshay is the Founder & CEO of Teller. With Teller, 1099 workers/Self Employed individuals on Gig Platforms such as Uber, Lyft, Honeybook, Upwork etc. can get Financial Protection like Tax Withholding, Paid Time Off etc. similar to Full Time employees for the very first time in history. To build Teller, Akshay left PayPal and spent a year as a Self Employed individual by renting his house on AirBnb while living and working from his couch and driving on Uber & Lyft at night to experience the life of a “Gigster” first hand and deeply understand the Financial Challenges of Self Employed individuals relying on these massive platforms. Equipped with this experience, his prior experience as PayPal's top innovator and a rockstar team of ex-PayPalians such as Eric Jepsky & Akshay Peshave, Akshay is building the world’s first vertically integrated mobile financial services solution for the Gig Economy from the ground up.