It was 20 years ago today…
Mike Gellman
Sep 11, 2018

It’s been twenty years since Spire Digital became a company. For the sake of pomp and posterity, I figured this was a perfect opportunity to document our origin story. So… Fresh out of the University of Florida with a major in English and a minor in napping, I moved to New York in 1995 to pursue a career in entertainment. After a small cameo on Law and Order (as a corpse) and a brief stint working for the director of the Beat It music video, I landed a job at an independent film studio called Troma. Troma was known the world over for…

Good Technology
Mike Gellman
May 17, 2018

Recently, Spire’s undertaken a passion project called Achroma, which aims to rid the banking industry of implicit bias based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, and orientation. Some might say this is a pretty audacious goal. However, given the number of technology-based social enterprises succeeding at solving society’s biggest problems, our very important undertaking has more than a fair shot at success. Kiva has provided over a billion dollars in microloans to nearly 3 million people, helping to alleviate poverty throughout the world. Change.org has enabled more than 240 million petition starters and signers to take action on issues they care about. Khan Academy has democratized learning by providing…