Mike Love

Payments Guru

Mike is a 35 year payments professional with extensive experience in transformative technologies.  Having focused on payments & commerce throughout his career, Mike has participated in the significant technology disruptions that shaped the evolution of the industry and has architected relevant solutions that fueled success for his companies.  Mike is recognized as a top 100 global FinTech influencer and is active in leading the digital transformation of the legacy payments system.


Blake Love

Product Guy

Blake is the product leader for TigrePay, driving innovation, managing the product roadmap and performing the role of Agile Product Owner for the engineering efforts.

Blake served as the Chief Product Owner for TrofiVentures, working with portfolio start up companies to define and develop their Minimum Viable Product (MVP) launches. After driving the process to agree on product concepts and prioritize the product roadmap, Blake oversees the agile product development process working closely with both the software engineering teams and the business owners. As a serial entrepreneur since the age of 18, Blake has envisioned and designed disruptive products for a variety of companies starting as a teenager with his own brick + mortar venture that had an eCommerce presence.

He built the eCommerce capabilities for his own store and as online shopping became more and more relevant, Blake was constantly approached to build other eCommerce websites due to the success of his own. Thus he began his career in technology development and innovation starting with other small merchant oriented business before moving to Austin to take the Chief Product Owner role for Davincian Healthcare, a Revenue Cycle Management company building mobile products to disrupt the Hospital market where he implemented the agile methodology and built the company’s first mobile app in 2015. After leaving Davincian, Blake joined Mike and other partners to found TrofiVentures.


Tiago Soromenho

Techno Creative

Tiago has a passion for starting or helping companies become leading innovators in their industry. A graduate of the Art Center College of Design where he taught and innovated many early web interactions we all still use today, Tiago was a founding member of Chiat/Day’s first “new media” capabilities at the dawn of the consumer Internet age. Seeing how the Internet could revolutionize user experiences and brand relationships, Tiago helped found Zentropy Partners and as its Sr VP, Creative Director, grew it from a small web shop in L.A. into an award-wining world-wide digital transformation agency network which was then acquired by Interpublic Group (IPG). Subsequently, Tiago founded StickyStreet, a white-label API-driven loyalty platform and as its CEO and Chief Architect oversaw its expansion to over 60 countries and millions of consumers and a merger with Austin-based Fintiv, a fintech industry unicorn and financial switch and digital wallet provider. As its Head of Product, Tiago leads the unification of acquired platforms to provide companies and emerging economies software to transition to and compete in global, highly mobile digital ecosystems.

Tiago is also a partner of the Portuguese pousada Solar Dom Silvestre, a co-founder of Finsophy, the world’s first platform for Quadruple Bottom Line (QBL) personal finance, and a board member of the non-profit Earthlight Foundation, which organizes the yearly New Worlds conference in Austin, TX, where he also lives today. Tiago loves to travel the world with his wife and son, is an avid futurist and space settlement advocate, and on spare weekends you might find him attempting to restore a vintage 1977 GMC Motorhome with some decidedly modern touches.