Alison Alvarez, CEO, co-founder, headshotALISON ALVAREZ

CEO & Co-Founder

Alison Alvarez spent over a decade building big data tools for large companies in the media, automotive and banking spaces. She became convinced that more affordable and accessible solutions should exist and applied those insights to build BlastPoint. She has emerged as an expert consultant regarding large geospatial data systems, lecturing around the country to teach people how to use data tools for themselves. Alison is an NSF Research Fellow, a Jack Kent Cooke Fellow, and a Swartz Entrepreneurial Fellow. She holds two Master’s degrees from Carnegie Mellon: a 2007 MS from the Language Technologies Institute at the School of Computer Science and a 2016 MBA from the Tepper School of Business. She is a former advisor to Y-Combinator’s Valor Water.


CTO & Co-Founder

Tomer Borenstein is the CTO and co-founder of BlastPoint, focused on bringing the power of data to the masses. Tomer graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor’s in Electrical and Computer Engineering, followed by a Master’s degree focused on Machine Learning and Computer Vision. He was the first ever CMU undergraduate to create and instruct an official Computer Science course: “Building Cross Platform Web Applications”. Tomer was named to be one of the Business Times’ “30 under 30” list in 2017, and has a previous exit to Apple.