Where Technology Meets Compassion
Meet our three founders
CEO & Co-Founder
Michael T. Fraser, J.D.
Michael graduated from Stetson University with an undergrad in English and then attended Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern where he graduated cum laude in 2009. During his time there he was the Editor in Chief of the Law Review. Upon graduating Michael worked as a litigator for a number of years before opening his own practice in 2014. Michael still litigates as well as owning a vibrant surrogacy firm.
The idea to form the company occurred to Michael, who is a licensed and practicing surrogacy attorney, while he was representing intended parents and surrogates through the gestational surrogacy legal process. Michael saw there was a a gap in finding potential surrogates and egg donors largely due to the industry being heavily focused on intended parents. So he set about creating a space for potential surrogates and donors. Michael reached out to Danaka, a long time friend, when he hit some technical roadblocks.
When Michael isn’t being a CEO or a lawyer, he enjoys exploring his native Northern California where he currently resides and is an active member in his local community. Michael has also raised guide dogs for Guide Dogs for the Blind, competes in half marathons, and is currently learning to speak Italian through Folsom, California’s Murer House language program.
COO & Co-Founder
Danaka M. Porter, M.Eng.
Danaka graduated in 2010 from UBC with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, she went into manufacturing and found her love of supply chain which then brought her to consulting. In 2015 she opened her own consulting company which focused primarily in defense and heavy manufacturing. Danaka then went on to obtain a Masters of Engineering in Supply Chain, from MIT where she created algorithms using machine learning for her defense clients. She is now a Partner at iota consultants where she consults in engineering and supply chain, creating algorithms for her global clients. Danaka is currently completing her PhD in Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences at the Cumming School of Medicine where she is creating algorithms to better find HRT and TWA in heart rhythms. She is also a sessional lecturer at the Dhillon School of Business where she teaches supply chain and project management, as well as authoring a textbook on Introduction to Supply Chain Management.
Danaka has known Michael for a number of years and knew she could help him expand his surrogacy practice to be non-partisan; giving the donors and would be surrogates more options, while providing agencies with tailored options. Danaka previously worked with Sakib at a client where she tested his code and knew he was the missing puzzle piece to complete Vita Nova Technologies.
When Danaka isn't working, studying, or teaching she can be found outside enjoying nature, painting, or volunteering for one of her favorite causes including the Zajac Foundation, Special Olympics, motionball, and the Humane Society.
CTO & Co-Founder
Sakib M. Hossain, BComm, B.Sc.
Sakib graduated from UBC's Sauder School of Business in 2019 with a double major in Business and Computer Science. During his time there he was the VP of Finance for the Computer Science Co-op Club.
He is a serial entrepreneur who has founded and managed HyperVote, an online voting platform using blockchain this was used in the US election, he also helped found Carmodity Ltd., a car sharing startup in Vancouver. He is an experienced software engineer and works on technology adoption projects. Sakib's work has landed him on Dragon's Den and YCombinator, with successful outcomes. While not deciphering Danaka's algorithms for Vita Nova or working on his other startups he works with Deloitte as an SAP software developer and consultant.
Sakib spent a significant amount of time working with Danaka at a prominent Vancouver company where he developed and deployed internal programming that she tested. The program was incredibly successful, and a friendship was forged.
When Sakib isn't working on all of his start ups or cranking out late night work for Deloitte, he spends his time traveling and exploring what North America has to offer in terms of food and fun.