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About Our Squad

We are a competitive group of friends who love to challenge each other in everything we do.  We place bets while playing golf, drinking at the bar, making dinner, playing pick-up sports, ripping Mario Kart... you get the point.  We all believe that life is simply more fun with something at stake, so we decided to build a community around that belief.  You'll see below that we are no different from you, just a couple of people working hard to make life more fun by turning it into a game.

James DvoraK
  CEO
  Co-Founder

I'm from Chicago and graduated from Indiana University in 2021. I'm a huge White Sox, Bears, Bulls fan. I love to golf; HANDSHAKE BETS ARE FOR PAR 3's. 

My Favorite Handshake Bet: I once won $100 for eating a piece of Sushi in 4th grade from my dad, while my older sister ate 2 rolls. She got $0. Perks of being a picky eater.

Tyler Kozub
  COO
  Co-Founder

They call me TyKo and I also graduated from Indiana University in 2021. If you need an unnecessarily aggressive pick on a game, email me at Tyler.kozub@handshakebets.io. All locks all the time. Cubs make the playoffs in 2022.

My Favorite Handshake Bet: I beat James on Par 3. Took me 3 years, but finally won. I'm never going to let him forget

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Patrick Murtagh
 
CFO
  Co-Founder

You guessed it, I also graduated from Indiana University in 2021. I am huge Mets-Jets-Islanders guy and I will cry if one of them ever wins a championship. I'm very competitive and loud, you'll know its me when I win.

My Favorite Handshake Bet: I lost in Fantasy Football and had to sing Christmas Carols in Times Square in my boxers. Video coming soon.

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Meet The Rest of the Team

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Jacob Siepker
Graphic Designer 
DePaul University

My Favorite Handshake Bet:

"I bet my friends that I could find a loophole in Crypto Blackjack...lets just say my friends and I did and made a couple bucks off it"

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Zach Kozub
Investor
Miami University

My Favorite Handshake Bet:

"My brother and I played a lot of NHL 10 growing up. I made a handshake bet with him that if he loses, he can never play as the Blackhawks. He has yet to play as them 12 years later." 

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Lionel Siduna
Lead Blockchain Developer

My Favorite Handshake Bet:

"I made a bet on what my child's name would be if they were a boy or girl. Ended up being a girl, named Hinata."

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Ryan Mass
Investor
University of Illinois

My Favorite Handshake Bet:

"My Dad and I made a handshake bet that I couldn't drink soda for a year, even as a chaser. Easiest $1,000 I ever made."

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Kashif Rizwan
iOS Developer

My Favorite Handshake Bet:

"I love to game, especially on PS4. I am currently playing Far Cry...let just say my friends haven't been winning to many bets on the game."

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Max Heath
Investor
Indiana University

My Favorite Handshake Bet:

"James was talking S*** about my mile time. So, in the middle of winter in Chicago, I went on a mile run to break a 8:00 mile time...I did not. I owed James a Cheeseburger."

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Tyler Benyukhis
Discord Manager
Michigan State University

My Favorite Handshake Bet:

"I made a bet with my friends that I will make 6 figures from NFT trading."