To build a trusted, secure, and empowered digital future for all
Leemon is the inventor of the hashgraph distributed consensus algorithm, and is the Co-Founder and Chief Scientist of Hedera. With over 20 years of technology and startup experience, he has held positions as a Professor of Computer Science at the US Air Force Academy and as a senior scientist in several labs. He has been the Co-Founder of several startups, including two identity-related startups, both of which were acquired. Leemon received his PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University and has multiple patents and publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences in computer security, machine learning, and mathematics.
Mance is an experienced technology executive and entrepreneur with more than 20 years of strategic leadership experience in multi-national corporations, government agencies, and high-tech startups, and is Co-Founder and CEO of Hedera. His prior experience includes serving as the Head of Architecture and Labs at Ping Identity, Founder and CEO of two tech startups, the senior executive for product security at a $1.7B revenue organization, Program Manager for a very-large scale software program for the Missile Defense Agency, the Course Director for Cybersecurity at the US Air Force Academy, and research scientist in Machine Learning at Wright Laboratory. Mance received a MS in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts and a BS in Computer Science from Mississippi State University.
Tom has been advising and investing in technology companies since 1996, starting his career as an investment banker in the telecom group of Bear, Stearns & Co, and is the President of Hedera. He began investing in early stage companies in 1998, when he joined the private equity firm Alta Communications. Over three and a half years he executed ten deals in technology, telecom, and media and served on two boards. After Alta, he spent almost four years at Goldman Sachs before holding various positions at Lombard Odier and Atticus Capital. Prior to joining Hedera, he started and ran the New York office for UK-based Odey Asset Management. Tom has a BA from Yale University and an MBA from Columbia University with honors (Beta Gamma Sigma).
Patrick has more than 25 years of distributed computing, cyber-security, and digital identity experience, and is the Senior Vice-President of Product of Hedera. Most recently as CTO for Ping Identity (acquired by Vista Equity), he was a key member of the executive team and was responsible for establishing the product and technology strategy. At different points in time he led the CTO Office, Product Management, PingLabs, Standards, M&A, and Security. Prior to Ping, he was a Vice-President and Security Architect at Fidelity Investments, where he guided the strategic alignment of identity management and cyber-security technologies with the goals of the business. Prior to Fidelity, he was a Senior Manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he built their Internet Security Practice in Australia. Patrick holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.
Nosh brings 25 years of experience as an engineering manager and technology executive, and is the Vice-President of Engineering of Hedera. He was previously the Director of R&D at Trend Micro TippingPoint, responsible for the development and innovation of TippingPoint Intrusion Prevention Systems. Prior to Trend Micro, he managed R&D at numerous startups, including Britestream Networks and Coretrace Corp. Nosh has an MBA from the University of Texas and a MS in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts.
Jordan is a DLT evangelist and self-professed crypto-capitalist, and is the Vice-President of Global Business Development of Hedera. He was previously the Co-Founder and CEO of Buffered VPN, the fastest growing personal VPN service online, which was acquired in Q1 2017. Jordan is an investor in companies such as Hive.org and Buffer App and has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc.co, Wired.com, Time Magazine, and Success.com.
Natalie is the General Counsel for Hedera. She was previously a senior associate at Paul Hastings LLP, where her practice focused on intellectual property, unfair competition, and rights of privacy and publicity. Prior to law school, she started her career in Silicon Valley, providing strategic advice to high tech startups. She was Director of Strategy and Business Development at an online group communication startup acquired by Yahoo! Inc. and Director of Business Development for a technology startup developing a global collaborative supply chain platform. Natalie received her BA in Anthropology with honors from Stanford University and her JD from Columbia University School of Law.
Christian has two decades of experience in enterprise software in a variety of roles at startups and large companies, including marketing, product management, product marketing, and sales management, and is the Chief Marketing Officer for Hedera. He was previously the Vice-President of Marketing at DataStax, where he was responsible for developer education and open source Apache Cassandra community initiatives during a period of hyper-growth. A Brit by birth, Christian has degrees from the University of Manchester and the London College of Music.
Edgar is an angel investor in early-stage tech companies, and is the Head of the Asia Pacific Region in Business Development for Hedera. He was formerly Head of Asset Backed Trading and Syndication and Co-Head of Asset Backed Originations at Bank of America Merrill Lynch for Asia. After this, he lived in Ghana to launch Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Africa, a revenue generating non-profit leadership development program for young Africans. Edgar earned his BA at Carnegie Mellon University (Phi Beta Kappa).
Ken is passionate about a distributed economy, and is the Chief Developer Advocate of Hedera. He is a serial entrepreneur, with 20 years of experience in system design and software architecture. He has built a team of award-winning engineers and consulted as interim-CTO for various companies during periods of restructuring. He was also the lead contributor to the TM Forum’s REST API design guidelines, now used throughout the multi-trillion global telecom industry. Ken graduated with a BBA in Management Information Systems from California State University and was an Intelligence Sergeant in the United States Army.
We are proud to present our map of key milestones as we continue our journey to build the world's first mass adopted, public decentralized ledger. We anticipate this map will have a duration of roughly six months from now (August, 2018). However, this is a new technology in a new space, so caveats apply.
Accredited investors and accredited crowdsale through SAFT
50 billion Hedera tokens generated and held in the Hedera wallet
39 leading, global companies across multiple sectors to govern the network, code base, set fees, and transaction costs
Several companies across different sectors and geographies
Work with prospective governing members' legal teams to have LLC agreements signed
First nodes in public clouds, transitioning to member hardware and data centers after best practice development
Developers receive Hedera APIs for 3 services: cryptocurrency, smart contracts, and file storage
On-boarding education via Hedera developer portal
Dapp developers will earn tokens through a faucet program to test the network and to build dapps on the Hedera network
All developers go through KYC/AML process
Hedera will open-source its mobile wallet and micropayment browser plug-in to make it easier for developers to build game-changing apps
Inaugural developer conference and decentralized hackathon to learn how to build dapps on the Hedera network
Accelerate number of dapps across multiple verticals being built on Hedera through a targeted fund
Many developers can build and run their app on the Hedera network
Any user with an account can create new accounts for themselves or others
All developers can build and run their dapp on Hedera and any user can use it
The utility tokens are listed on exchanges and can be freely traded and purchased by developers and users for API calls
Hedera will open-review its source code, providing trust and transparency while inhibiting forking and the associated instability
Blockwall manages closed-ended investment funds providing its investors with the unique opportunity to invest in the new and growing asset class of crypto assets. It is the first BaFin-registered crypto fund in Germany. It is targeting UHNWIs, family offices, and institutional investors to provide them with access into this asset class.
Distributed Global is an asset management company exclusively focused on digital and blockchain-based digital assets. Its highly accomplished team of experts has an established track record and are well regarded within the digital asset industry. It has constructed and implemented a framework of best practices and principles in trading, security, custody, legal, and compliance that exceeds current industry standards.
Fenbushi Digital’s mission is to support the world’s smartest minds leveraging blockchain and decentralization technologies to reshape the future. Led by a team of the earliest and most influential blockchain pioneers, it serves as an active, long-term strategic partner to its portfolio projects.
Mind Fund is a venture investment and development company based in Hong Kong that was established to provide hands on strategic business support and financial investment to teams of open and internationally minded entrepreneurs and innovators with the potential to build and grow world class companies across the Asia-Pacific region.
Struck Capital invests in both early and late stage venture companies led by visionary technologists. It partners with entrepreneurs who have an unrelenting desire to advance the human disposition. Its goal is to be the most collaborative, effective, supportive, and long-term partner to the entrepreneurs it has the privilege of working with.
BIG Consulting is a sales performance consultancy who work with teams to improve their sales effectiveness. The company‘s client base is wide, with expertise in industries including FMCG, foodservice, consumer goods, consumer electronics, hardware, pharmacy, automotive, internet, media, retail, and industrial. BIG Consulting is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.
OIX is a technology agnostic, non-profit trade organization of leaders from competing business sectors focused on building the volume and velocity of trusted transactions online. OIX enables members to expand existing identity services and serve adjacent markets. OIX operates the OIXnet trust registry, a global, authoritative registry of business, legal, and technical requirements needed to ensure market adoption and global interoperability.
OpenCrowd is a design and technology services company that is focused on developing the most advanced distributed ledger and machine learning applications in the market. For the past 12 years, OpenCrowd has been successfully delivering high-end applications for their clients with a focus in financial services. OpenCrowd is headquartered in New York City, New York.
TxMQ is a 38 year old, full service enterprise IT solutions and staffing company that supports both large and mid-market businesses and government institutions throughout North America. The company’s subject matter experts deliver IT services and solutions to Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies with a focus on middleware, data-architecture, and ERP space. TxMQ is headquartered in Amherst, New York.
Founded in 2018, Artbit was created on the premise that fans can harness revolutionary technology to reclaim the power of art. Artbit is built on Hashgraph's groundbreaking distributed-ledger technology, enabling users to share cryptocurrency with performing artists to back their work and show support – revolutionizing the way artists are discovered and compensated.
CryptoTask’s platform for freelancers and outsourcers is disrupting current online freelancing systems through its token-based task market. The platform allows for up to a 10x reduction in fees than existing centralized systems, and supports unlimited task value and complexity. It also offers users the ability to earn money, through smart contracts for reviews on the platform.
CULedger is a credit union-owned CUSO that focuses on delivering innovative applications on a global distributed ledger platform for credit unions. In working through a national consortium of thirteen credit unions and trusted industry investors, CULedger is developing a global self-sovereign digital identity that will be market leading and further enhance the trust credit unions have with their members. CULedger will benefit credit unions and their members by reducing risks associated with cybersecurity and fraud, improving member experience and cutting costs.
Intiva Health’s mission is to aid healthcare professionals throughout every step of their career. Intiva aims to create innovative, simple solutions that improve medical professionals’ quality of life and the efficiency of the industry itself. Intiva Health provides healthcare professionals with a single place to manage their credentialing, continuing education, new job opportunities, secure messaging needs and more. Intiva Health is headquartered in Austin, Texas.
Mingo is an instant messenger aggregation app that supports Facebook, Twitter, Steam, Discord, Slack, Skype and IRC Cloud. This messaging aggregation app is called Mingo Chat. Mingo Chat is built with a plugin economy; integrating and building functionality that will help over 2 billion mobile messenger users join the growing cryptocurrency and distributed ledger space.
RedSwan.io is an exclusive marketplace and tokenization platform for buyers, sellers, and third party providers of commercial real estate. The company is increasing investment access across borders, creating greater liquidity in the real estate market, and reducing fees using distributed ledger technology.
Founded in 2017, Sagewise is a technology company focused on the efficient resolution of disputes involving smart contracts. Sagewise has developed a product comprising a smart contract safety net for blockchain users. The company’s proprietary SDK, released in April 2018, provides the tools and infrastructure needed for the effective handling of disputes at any stage in the development and execution of smart contracts, freezing contracts in place while they are being resolved.
TrakInvest is world’s 1st virtual social trading platform powered by a proprietary AI engine. TrakInvest is headquartered in Singapore with operations across Thailand, Hong Kong and India. It has been operating since 2014 with 100,000+ users across Asia. TrakInvest is well poised for growth as it has recently conducted its $33m TGE.
VMS Software, Inc. develops, sells, and supports innovative and advanced releases of OpenVMS, the most secure operating system on the planet. The company’s core motivation is to support and enable customers to run their mission-critical applications at the legendary uptime levels OpenVMS is known for, at maximum performance levels, today and into the future. VMS Software Inc. is headquartered in Bolton, MA.