Nik Kalyani

San Francisco Bay Area


I am co-founder and CTO of WhenHub, a startup whose flagship product is “Interface,” a mobile app that makes it easy for anyone to find an Expert on any topic and video call them. Payment is handled with a blockchain Smart Contract.

I am also the founder of a new Open Source project called TryCrypto that has a mission to make crypto more accessible to non-technical users. (Public website will be launched in November.)

I also founded a non-profit – Edaptable – creator of Walkstarter, a free platform that makes Walkathon fundraising easy for public schools. Over $2.5 million has been raised to benefit schools using the platform. I am the co-founder and champion of CoderDojo Silicon Valley, an organization that teaches kids how to code. In the past 3 years, I have taught over 1,000 kids how to code.

Previously, I co-founded DNN Software (acquired by ESW in 2017), the company behind DNN, the #1 Open Source CMS in the Microsoft ecosystem with over 800,000 websites worldwide.

Prior to DNN, I created two other tech startups, one venture-funded and one self-funded. I speak regularly at conferences and enjoy sharing knowledge. I also regularly compete at (and win) hackathons. I am a maker and love creating things that are a fusion of art and electronics. Read more about this on my blog

For my contributions, I have been recognized with Microsoft’s “Most Valuable Professional” award for the past 11 years.

Sadly, I am not a One Direction fan. I am a huge fan of Ibiza Global Radio and Bollywood music.