💥 Boom! Gusher announces our new Champion Affiliate program

Gusher helps companies launch using performance-based equity. Everything from technology, media, and health to design, finance, and gaming.

Meet the team

Hardcore entrepreneurs. That’s us. Each of us has created multiple startups and been tempered by all that goes with them. We know the ins, the outs, the ups and the downs of startups.

  • Chris Joyce

    Christopher Joyce


    Chris is the founder and CEO of Gusher. Chris founded 24 other companies including: Joyce Co., tech and consumer goods startups; Movy, video messaging with users in 153+ countries; Exert, smart body coolant; Uzurp, financial intelligence SaaS, ; O’ So Lo Foods, low carb manufacturer with products sold in over 11,000 stores in 23 countries; Resilere, shareware platform; and Bull’s Eye Software, target marketing and search software.

  • Richard Furlin

    Richard Furlin, CFA, CAIA


    Rich has been an investment banker helping emerging companies of all industries raise capital. He was co-founder of Best Independent Research, launching the world’s first multi-manager quant strategy ETF, and creator of a television show about business startups, at Standard & Poor’s.

  • Alexandr Makarov

    Alexandr Makarov


    Alex has founded 3 companies in the high tech and consumer goods sectors including OriginSoft, AsiaDays, and Afishing.

  • Bryan Stauder

    Bryan Stauder

    Managing Director

    Bryan oversees the Champion program and partnerships. He is co-founder of Fintech company Chariot Financial, and has advised 11 companies ranging from proptech, consumer tech, and B2B SaaS, to investment banking.

  • Jono Hooper

    Jono Hooper

    Chief of Staff

    Jono coordinates projects, manages outreach and supports the team. Jono has founded 1 company, developed startup communities, events and content such as Startup Grind.

  • Maja Otić

    Maja Otić


    Maja is Chief Product Officer having 14 years experience designing products for more than 90 startups. Companies include Silent Push, Alchemy Cloud, and CourseCo. Maja Founded award winning cosmetics company Ayna.

  • Max Martynov

    Max Martynov

    Front-end Developer

    Max is a Full stack Web Developer with 10 years experience helping companies launch and grow their business. He has worked on more than 27 startups over 10 years including Edtale, Succeedium, and My Little Plastic Footprint.

  • Iuliia Bakhtoiarova

    Iuliia Bakhtoiarova

    Product UX Designer

    Iuliia is a product designer with a blend of visual design skills and financial services expertise. Her robust experience crafting inventive visuals and effective user-centered designs have helped several businesses boost revenue. Iuliia has worked on one startup, Billawa.