Italic Type is a celebration of what it means to be a reader. And about the magic that happens when readers come together to share, teach, learn, discuss, debate, and rejoice.


Emily Achler

CoFounder / CEO

Believes in using our time and skills to make the world a better place. Creative entrepreneur on a mission to develop human-centered technology and help more people read more books through the power of decentralized, virtual book clubs.

I'm also a seasoned freelance writer and content strategist. In writing for clients, I specialize in data-focused, short and long form content that crisply and clearly informs readers on the important information they want to know. I've worked in a number of different B2B and technology industries and can synthesize layered, complex topics into simple, accessible core concepts. Reach out if you want to talk about a project!

Jason Skicewicz

CoFounder / CTO

I have extensive experience in building startups from the ground up as a core developer, system architect, and project / product manager. I've worked on building companies in many different domain areas including online dating, mobile applications, photo sharing, social networks, learning management systems, and even analog modems early in my career.