Octochain is a technology start-up company based in Toronto with a primary focus on developing Blockchain-based products and solutions.

Octochain is comprised of a team of software engineers, innovators, and marketers who pride themselves in building game-changing technology solutions.

Mission: Uniting people, communities & organizations via game changing Blockchain technology.

Vision: Leveraging the power of Blockchain Technology in building reliable and secure decentralized business applications.

The Team

Neeraj Vashist

A serial entrepreneur and business leader with over 25 years of software engineering and IT experience. Co-founded Trinetra Systems Inc, a Toronto based software consulting firm. He has successfully delivered several large scale software developments and integration projects for clients such as Hydro One, eHealth and Telus.

He enjoys working with leading-edge technologies & practices and keeps himself abreast with technology landscape and developments. Neeraj received a degree in Computer Science from Thapar University, India and holds various certifications like TOGAF & PMP.

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Manish Dixit

A visionary business and technology leader with a knack for building successful enterprises. With over two decades of experience in technology, media, innovation & start-ups, he’s passionate about AI and Blockchain technology and how it will impact businesses in the coming years.

Manish has successfully built and exited from two companies – a software services firm, and a digital media firm, which were both acquired by the Internet of Things Inc.

Manish has managed several large to mid-size enterprise Software Projects and has spent extensive time growing and empowering teams across the globe. Most recently Manish served as CTO of Agile Blockchain Corp, a Blockchain company focused on providing solutions to the supply-chain industry. Manish also spent several years throughout his career being part of the action at Silicon Valley, USA. He was a member of the technical staff for the Tornado Development team and a Strategic Integrator of several third-party tools at Wind River Systems (windriver.com: now a subsidiary of Intel Corporation and a world leader in embedded and mobile software). At Wind River, he got the opportunity to work with technology gurus and the leaders of the industry (Tornado/VxWorks Development Team – NASA’s several aerospace missions run on VxWorks platform including Mars Pathfinder).

Manish is a graduate in Computer Science from California State University, East Bay, California.

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Garvin Franco

An original thinker who thrives in a fast-paced environment and who uniquely combines his broad experience for the best possible business and technical solutions. He is a business-driven Senior Consultant with a proven track record in the complete software development cycle.

Reputation for "getting it done" while continuing to learn, adapt and improve his skills in new environments. He has over two decades of experience in software engineering and has delivered world-class business and technology solutions for reputable financial services organizations such as BMO NesbittBurns, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and TD Bank Financial Group. Garvin earned his Masters in Information Systems from University of Toronto and has a BA in Mathematics from Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama.

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