Hi, I’m Mike Bianco.
Good to meet you! I’m a husband, father, entrepreneur, and technologist who is passionate about learning, exploring, and building. Most of my time is spent building web products, spending time outside with my family, or enjoying conversation with good friends. I live in Denver, Colorado and I’m enjoying working at Stripe.

 

Here’s a bit more about me:

I’m optimistic. I see the glass half-full. I enjoy thinking about the possibility rather than what could go wrong, and I deeply enjoy being around people who think the same way.

I love people, but I’m an introvert. Most people think I’m an extrovert when they meet me. Although I’ve definitely become more extroverted over time, being around people or on calls all day drains me. Having hours with my headphones on is when I work best. 

I’m a reader, and love discussing ideas. I’m a happier person when I’m learning something new. I enjoy reading—books, blogs, etc—and running into random ideas through Twitter or community forums. It’s always a ton of fun to argue about ideas with folks with a different perspective or expertise; those are the conversations I love the most.

I’m a builder. Although I enjoy people, and enjoy the ‘soft skills’, I find the most satisfaction out of building. Most of the time, this is building software & businesses. I’ve found that if I’m not actively creating something new, I start to get bored and less productive. I thrive on bringing something new into the world.

My marriage and kids come first. I can very easily become obsessed with what I’m working on and get excited about new ideas. Although I often work for long hours with extreme focus, my wife and two kids come first, I happily sacrifice career/business growth for my family.\

I’m analytical. My thinking and decision-making process is analytical, not intuitive. Over the years, I’ve come to value intuitive thinking more, but it’s not how I naturally work.

Get in Touch

I enjoy meeting & helping new people! Introduce yourself at mike@mikebian.co.