Co-Founder and Chairman
Alex is a veteran technology investor, serial entrepreneur, and active cryptocurrency investor. He is the founder of Voyager Global Advisors, Voyager Global Capital Partners, and BIG, a group of e-commerce companies. Alex was formerly a tech/media Research Analyst at SAC Capital Advisors, a $14B hedge fund, investment banking Analyst at Goldman Sachs (TMT), and Business Analyst McKinsey & Co. He received a BA from Stanford with Honors and Distinction and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Dr. Garrick Hileman
Co-Founder and CEO / Head of Research
Garrick is one of the world's most-cited researchers of cryptocurrencies and distributed ledger technologies. He received his PhD from the London School of Economics and is a researcher at the University of Cambridge, where he teaches classes on cryptocurrencies and distributed leader technologies. He is the author of the "2017 Global Cryptocurrency Benchmarking Study" (University of Cambridge) and the follow-on "2017 Global Blockchain Benchmarking Study" (University of Cambridge). He also created and published the CoinDesk State of Bitcoin and State of Blockchain reports from 2013-2016. His prior work experience includes equity research and corporate ﬁnance for a San Francisco investment bank.
Chief Data Scientist
Alpkaan is a mathematician and data scientist. Before joining Mosaic, Alpkaan was a Program Manager at Microsoft, where he led various data science initiatives in the Web Platform Team. Alpkaan also worked in investment banking at Citigroup and was a Research Analyst at the Harvard Business School. He graduated from Harvard College with a BA in Applied Mathematics and a minor in Government. He also focused on Economics throughout his studies. Alpkaan is passionate about bringing more clarity and transparency to the cryptocurrency world.
Dr. David Horning, CFA
Chief Financial Officer
For the last 5 years, David was CFO of several technology startups in San Francisco. Before that, he was an investor at Palo Alto Investors for 5 years, and a capital markets Research Analyst at Washington Mutual Bank. David has an MS in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford University, and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.
Ben is currently a PhD candidate in the computer science department at Stanford University, working with Dan Boneh and the applied cryptography research group. His previous research affiliations include: the Weizmann Institute, Columbia University, and Cornell-Tech. His research spans various topics in cryptography and security, including cryptocurrencies, secure computation, private database search (see Blind Seer), and applications of hardware security environments such as Intel SGX. He also has industry experience as a software developer for 1010data and as a consultant for LGS Innovations. He received his bachelor's degree in Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania in May 2013.
Dr. Greg Wientjes
Dr. Greg Wientjes, has been a software developer for the past 14 years. He was awarded his PhD at Stanford in 2010, and completed his Master's of Science in Electrical Engineering (2006) and his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics (2004), both from Stanford. He attended Singularity University (2009), and Draper University (2013). Dr. Wientjes is the author of four books on technology, and is founder of an Internet marketplace for university students and faculty.
Bryan has over twelve years of development and project management experience. Throughout his career, Bryan has engaged in large-scale development projects including social networks, Blockchain/cryptocurrency projects, and mobile application development for the iOS and Android platforms. Previously, he worked at one of the largest software companies, Computer Associates, at its headquarters in Long Island, NY as a lead engineer on new development projects. He graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.
Andrey has more than fifteen years of experience in software development: web and mobile applications, blockchain and cryptocurrency, large-scale and distributed systems, and many others. He received a Master of Science degree in Computer Science (Software Development) at the Dnipro National University (Dnipro city, Ukraine) in 2003.
Chief Data Architect
Zafar is currently pursuing the final stages of PhD at the University of Cambridge. The topic of his research has been understanding the agents of social media influence, with a particular focus on automated social agents (aka bots). His research has been interdisciplinary involving techniques from statistical analysis, computational social science and machine learning. He has published a number of papers at top conferences during this time. Prior to starting his doctoral research he worked at GfK SE (2013-2014), Telefonica Research (2013) and Stanford University (2009-2011). He completed joint MS in distributed computing from KTH and UPC in 2013, and won the best paper award for his work. He completed BS in IT from NUST in 2009, and won the best degree project award.
Ihor Pidruchny is a competent technology manager and advisor with an expertise in Blockchain technology. He has experience developing cutting-edge technology projects with clients from the Toronto and Silicon Valley startup ecosystems. Currently, Ihor works on the development team and is actively involved in building the project roadmap and architecture development for the Mosaic project.
Andrew Zubko is technology lead and senior Blockchain developer at Mosaic. He has been working on various Blockchain projects for the last few years. Andrew has brought his wealth of experience to the Mosaic project in its early stages, whilst being in charge of the design and architecture implementation for the Mosaic network.
Ilya is a Frontend oriented software developer with more than 5 years of experience. He currently leverages his previous experience on a range of complex and interesting projects to add value to his work on the Mosaic Network. His Frontend development work has been key in helping various brands and products increase their consumer traction and will be of the utmost importance for his work at Mosaic.
Eugene's expertise is in web and backend development, and also blockchain/cryptocurrency. For the last nine years he has participated in many different projects: social networks, financial apps, multimedia and communications, games, etc. He graduated from Ukrainian State Chemical Technology University
Yury is a design lead with an extensive project management background. He is passionate about creating modern and technologically advanced design experiences based on modern trends. His work is mainly focused on designing clean, user-friendly and, attractive interfaces for web and mobile applications. Moreover, he has experience working with several enterprise-level companies. His 4 years of design agency experience has led to him taking design lead positions and managing design teams of 10+ people.
George Vasyagin is a Design Director whose speciality is in User Experience and Human Interface design - with a strong focus on Human Centered Design. He has worked with startups and enterprise level companies that operate in high-regulated spaces. He has also been engaged in design projects for Intel, Nutanix, Uber and, others. Moreover, he also has a proven record of recruiting and managing design teams in cross-functional team environments.
Researcher Contributor Network
Senior Blockchain Researcher
Researcher. James was a software engineer at Soli, Sonian, GemHQ, and HubSpot. He received his BS in Computer Science from Northeastern University. James is a Computer Science PhD candidate at Harvard University, where he researches blockchain technologies, distributed systems, and cryptocurrencies.
He is a co-founder at chainSolutions GmbH, a Swiss company focused on Development and Consulting in the Blockchain space. Simon studied Computer Science at ETH Zurich, where he invented the FileBounty protocol - an Ethereum-based file transfer Protocol which enables distrusting parties to exchange files for money while guaranteeing integrity. At the launch of Ethereum, in 2015, Simon published a series of YouTube videos for investors, suggesting them to invest, when the price of Ether was $0.60. His interests range from scalability, privacy-enabling technology, applying blockchain to the Healthcare industry and Game theory.
Andy is a technology policy expert. He is currently a Public Policy Director for Visa in Greater China, handling policy issues related to digital payments, economic growth and financial inclusion. Prior to Visa, he served for four years as a Public Policy Analyst for Google in Asia Pacific. He is a University College London (UCL) Centre for Blockchain Technologies Research Fellow, and a Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) 2017 Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy (AILA) International Fellow. Andy holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Information Engineering from the University of Cambridge, and a master’s degree in Pacific Asian Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).
Andrew is an MBA Candidate at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, with concentrations in Analytic Finance and Strategic Management. He is a graduate of Princeton University (AB in Economics), where his independent research dealt with control rights in Series A venture capital rounds and tech-sector labor mobility. Currently, Andrew is an Analyst at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) based out of Chicago
Lanre is a recent graduate from the University of Warwick, where he studied Philosophy, Politics, & Economics - with a specialisation in formal logic, modern philosophy, & economics. Lanre has worked at finance firms like Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Silk Invest Ltd., and Africa Merchant Capital. He developed a passion for Cryptocurrency research after spending a summer researching the economic implications of Bitcoin at the Institute of Economic Affairs, since then he's been involved in the blockchain community. Recently, he's spent some time doing part-time work at a Ethereum - based startup called Mattereum that does work at the intersection of property rights and smart contracts.
After earning his public policy degree from Johns Hopkins University, Dang spent his early career at think tanks, the U.S. Treasury and the Federal Reserve before pivoting to the private sector to focus on how tech can transform finance and spur social innovations.
Lauren is a blockchain consultant for both large corporations and startups. She has experience in software development, trading, and venture capital. She holds a degree in Computer Science from Columbia University and is an avid enthusiast in emerging technologies. Her work on Blockchain has been published in several highly read technical publications.
Previously, Jason was a Research Analyst at Galileo Global Equity Advisors where he focused on natural resources and energy. Before Galileo Global Equity Advisors, Jason held roles in trading and risk management for various financial institutions. He graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a degree in Political Science and a specialization in International Trade. Jason is a passionate about Cryptocurrency research and developing new valuation techniques for this emerging asset class.
He holds a Masters Degree in Finance from Olin Business School, has passed the first two levels of the CFA program, and has years of experience working in the financial industry in both retail and institutional roles. Reid has been involved with cryptocurrency since 2014 when he consulted with Wells Fargo Advisors to help research Bitcoin and blockchain technology.
Dustin worked most recently in Business Development supporting SaaS programs for many of the world’s top retail companies, including Wal-Mart stores, Target, and many others. His background includes more than 20 years of corporate management, investigations, audit, and legal research. Dustin graduated with a B.S. degree in Political Science from Southern Oregon University. Dustin focuses on the macro challenges of cryptocurrency adoption with a keen eye for new project ICO’s, whitepaper review, and security.
Dr. Ana Duek
Ana is currently the Head of Data Strategy and AI in Sarment Group. Her long experience in policy design, systems analysis and complexity ranges from the private and public sector, the academia and non-profit. She has led the research team at the Development Office of the National University of Singapore, and prior to this, at the Liechtenstein Foundation for State Governance. She was researcher at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policies at the National University of Singapore, and at the University of Lugano's Laboratory for System Modelling, where she was also a lecturer. As an investor and serial entrepreneur, she is the co-founder of Visual Assessment, and of a series of tech companies supporting governments critical operations. She holds a Ph.D. and a M.Sc. in System Engineering (both with Hons.).
Prabhakar is currently an investor at Accel, and is a serial entrepreneur with over nine years of experience running successful digital media and online video platforms, having scaled his first startup into the top 100 websites in the world within three years of inception, and successfully exited his second startup to BookMyShow, India's largest entertainment platform, prior to joining Accel. An electronics engineer by background, Prabhakar also has an MBA from Harvard Business School. Prabhakar is an active advisor to several prominent blockchain companies such as Nucleus Vision, INS Ecosystem, Republic Protocol & Akropolis.
Brad is an entrepreneur, investor, mentor, and advisor who has started and bootstrapped several companies from inception to maturity over the past 20 years. Brad is currently the co-founder and Managing Partner of Krowd Mentor, a strategic crowdfunding advisory firm focusing on ICOs, cryptocurrencies, blockchain, and token powered organizations. As the co-founder for Blockchain Investors Consortium (BIC) with over $5 Billion dollars allocated to blockchain and cryptocurrency projects and has access to extensive dealflow and experience analyzing disruptive technologies, Brad has participated in dozens successful crowd sales, which have raised over $500 million from 10,000s of investors since 2016.