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

Friends of Spire, 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…

Webinar: A guide to lean product development
Nick Coppolo
Jul 24, 2018

Spire’s Chief Product Officer, Nick Coppolo, walks through the practices, processes, and pitfalls common in early-stage ventures employing lean product development methodologies. Watch the full presentation here. Feet on the street: A practical guide to lean product development 0:00:00 I’ve been with Spire for eight years. We have a particular focus on new product development. Our clients range from well-established large organizations, fortune five hundred’s to early-stage ventures such as yourselves. And within new product development in particular, we have an additional focus on design thinking and user-centered design. All that boils down to engineering and development. The product itself ultimately…

GDPR Explained. It Will Change Business – Here’s How
Nick Coppolo
Jun 8, 2018

What is GDPR? When will it come into effect? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect on May 25, 2018.   Who needs to be concerned about it? Any EU site or application that “processes” information on users regardless of citizenship. Any non-EU site or application that “processes” or monitors information on users with EU citizenship.   How can businesses prepare? Read the law or hire a consultant.   What are the risks of non-compliance? Fines (up to 4% annual global revenue).   What does this mean for the industry in whole and how will it change business?…

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. 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…

Vote Spire for Denver Startup Week
Spire Digital
May 6, 2018

For over 20 years, we’ve helped startups bring big ideas to the market. WIth 120+ successful exists for startup clients and 150+ new products launched, we’ve committed wholeheartedly to the community. For Spire, Denver Startup Weeks bring an important opportunity to not only connect with Colorado’s best and brightest but also share what we’ve learned. This year, we’ve submitted 4 sessions. We hope you’ll vote.   Doing Good With Design Thinking Mike Gellman, CEO Dave Maren, VP of Strategy Yaniv Kanif, Founder of Achroma Spire Digital and Pledge 1% present the second annual Doing Good With Design Thinking interactive panel…