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Andrew Starzynski and Cymen Vig grew up together in Chicago and attended the Chicago Waldorf School through the 12th Grade. Raised by Waldorf teachers, these two "lifers" have never stopped being best friends. Both studied computer science in college but after they graduated, their paths diverged career-wise. Cymen went on to become a software engineer while Andrew worked briefly in the tech industry but then went on to be a Waldorf math teacher. They decided to partner together to create Defero in 2014.