Spiro took an interest in science at an early age. As a boy he dreamt of prehistoric animals, and drew intense inspiration from the physical world.
Due to their ubiquitous use of the Greek alphabet, which Spiro loved, science and mathematics were always of interest to him.
Spiro ultimately excelled in these fields, and was placed in accelerated mathematics and science programs.
Spiro is a May 2011 graduate of Brown University's Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry program, with a Ph.D. thesis entitled "Molecular Mechanisms of CaV2.2 Calcium Channel Regulation”. To hear Spiro discuss user interactions on the Piddx platform, you would think that he was discussing the molecular mechanisms underlying biological systems.
An analysis of Dr. Marangoudakis' literary influences reveal Charles Darwin’s: The Origin of Species, as well as works by Warren E. Buffett, the man behind the legendary success of Berkshire Hathaway.
In his teens and early twenties, Spiro read Warren Buffett's works with the desire to learn “everything there is to know” about the stock market.
These efforts ultimately allowed him to discern patterns in economic data that resulted in his retirement from financial investing at age 29. His current goals are to follow more "exciting and productive" pursuits, such as building the current Piddx platform. Spiro explains: "I can think of no better way to contribute to society than by creating a system by which people choose their own level of economic activity and productivity. As employment migrates to a more decentralized, contractor/freelancer model, 'Piddx' will become increasingly necessary. In a very short time I can see Piddx becoming the go-to venue for employment; Piddx is truly 'The Future of Work'." Spiro splits his time between Providence, RI, and his home in Western Massachusetts.