Memory Jar

About Us

Sentiment

Not long ago, families would be together. We’d create the purest forms of content in the absence of modern technology.
 We’d keep it all safe and protected for future generations. Today, we create and post as individuals –
 feeling more exposed, yet seemingly less connected to one another.

There has to be a better way.

Vision

Using best-in-class safe technology, Memory Jar provides a private platform
to bring back the past while protecting the future.

Mission

Explore the past. Capture the present. Send to the future. 
We give the power back to users and their families.

James Lewis,
CO-FOUNDER​

James is an ex-professional athlete who moved into the digital space with VIRUL. Completing over 50 campaigns the last two years with Toronto’s top brands such as the Toronto Raptors, Toronto Blue Jays, Bacardi and F45.

While playing professional hockey in Denmark, James ran into a personal problem. After losing a close family member overseas who he hadn’t met, he had trouble trying to piece together that key individuals life story. 

James hopes that Memory Jar can help solve this personal issue for him.  Allowing families all over the world to better know and appreciate their lineage and heritage.

William Cane,
CO-FOUNDER

William has been fortunate to have had the opportunity to climb the ranks of corporations in managerial and team lead positions. Some highlights include Director, President, and CEO roles in his own ventures or as a brought-in hire.

Dave Minogue,
Chief Technical Officer

With over 20 years of professional experience in the tech industry, Dave approaches projects from a place of both vast knowledge and true working experience. As a lead engineer with big tech for over a decade and many years living in Silicon Valley, Dave knows what it takes to bring startups from concept to success. Throughout his career in both lead and executive roles, Dave has had repeated wins in leading high-performance teams to create proprietary solutions within private media sharing, secured databases, and encrypted closed-loop spaces.

As a continuous learner of his craft, with a passion for hands-on development, Dave spearheads Memory Jar’s technology team as the primary contributor. Reliability and sustainability as a means to achieving a best-in-class final product remain the maxim for Dave as he architects the inner and outer workings of Memory Jar.

Christian Stefaniw,
Software Developer Intern

Christian attends the University of Waterloo in the Computer Science program while also studying Business at the Wilfrid Laurier University through the Double Degree program. As Memory Jar’s lead intern, Christian remains active in his role year-round, showcasing his strong work ethic and dedication to the team. Christian’s passion for technology development is deep-rooted and self-driven. Prior to his acceptance to Computer Science, Waterloo, while still in high school, Christian was already proving himself as an asset to corporate teams as a full-stack intern in Downtown Toronto. It is Christian’s goal to continue growing his reputation as an exceptional young professional by making a true impact in the tech space with the launch of Memory Jar.

Dave Minogue,
Chief Technical Officer

Dave is a seasoned technology engineer with over 20 years of experience in the .com industry.   He has led high performing teams for companies of various sizes, while also being a skill individual contributor, who leads his teams through example.  Dave takes pride in his ability to design and implement scalable, high performing,  and reliable solutions.

Christian Stefaniw,
Software Developer Intern

Dave is a seasoned technology engineer with over 20 years of experience in the .com industry.   He has led high performing teams for companies of various sizes, while also being a skill individual contributor, who leads his teams through example.  Dave takes pride in his ability to design and implement scalable, high performing,  and reliable solutions.