About Mana Pool

Mana Pool is the marketplace for Magic cards.

We are a team of Magic players and software engineers based in California, who are passionate about the game and the community.

We are building Mana Pool to be the best place to buy and sell Magic cards and sealed products, with low fees, delightful software, and a focus on the Magic community.


Andrew Johnson

Andrew leads product and business management, and works on front-end code and marketing content. He previously co-founded Gaia GPS (acquired by Outside), where he had a similar role and wrote a lot of iPhone code. Andrew was a competitive Magic player in the early 2000s, and has top 8s in PTs/GPs.

George Leslie-Waksman

George leads software engineering. George is an early-stage startup engineer, was the senior-most Data Platform engineer at Clover Health from pre-Series A through Series E, created the Data Engineering team at Samsara, previously worked at Google, and has contributed to open source Magic software.

Tom Pannell

Tom leads operations and logistics. Tom has decades of experience in Magic commerce, and he owns PlusEV Games in Camarillo, CA and runs MTG tournaments. Tom worked for Wizards and led competitive coverage as editor-in-chief of The Sideboard. He was a competitive Magic player in his youth, with a GP top 8 and a Georgia State Championship title from his teens.


Ashli Baldwin

Ashli writes code for manapool.com.

Ian Blumenfeld

Ian helps us understand Silicon Valley and its denizens.