Our vision

To build a trusted, secure, and empowered digital future for all

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Core values

Integrity
We are truthful, trustworthy, and positive
Ethics
We do the right thing
Service
We make the world a better place
Excellence
We strive for the best in what we create and in what we do
Team work
We take care of each other and work together to change the world

Mission

We are dedicated to building a trusted and secure online world that empowers you.

Where you can work, play, buy, sell, create and engage socially.

Where you have safety and privacy in your digital communities.

Where you are confident when interacting with others.

Where this digital future is available to all.

Hello future.

Leadership team

Dr. Leemon BairdCo-Founder and Chief Scientist
Mance HarmonCo-Founder and CEO
Tom TrowbridgePresident
Patrick HardingSenior Vice-President, Product
Mehernosh (Nosh) ModySenior Vice-President, Engineering
Jordan FriedVice-President, Global Business Development
Natalie Grunfeld FurmanGeneral Counsel
Christian HaskerChief Marketing Officer
Edgar SeahHead of Asia Pacific Region
Ken AndersonChief Developer Advocate

Dr. Leemon Baird

Co-Founder and Chief Scientist

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.

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Mance Harmon

Co-Founder and CEO

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.

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Tom Trowbridge

President

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).

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Patrick Harding

Senior Vice-President, Product

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.

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Mehernosh (Nosh) Mody

Senior Vice-President, Engineering

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.

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Jordan Fried

Vice-President, Global Business Development

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.

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Natalie Grunfeld Furman

General Counsel

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.

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Christian Hasker

Chief Marketing Officer

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.

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Edgar Seah

Head of Asia Pacific Region

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).

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Ken Anderson

Chief Developer Advocate

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.

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Milestone map

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.

Phase I
Fundraising

Accredited investors and accredited crowdsale through SAFT

Governing council member recruitment

Leading, global companies across multiple sectors to govern the network, code base, set fees, and transaction costs

Token generation event

50 billion Hedera tokens generated and held in the Hedera wallet

Phase II
Token program to developer community

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

APIs and Education

Developers receive Hedera APIs for 3 services: cryptocurrency, smart contracts, and file storage

On-boarding education via Hedera developer portal

Hedera18

Inaugural developer conference and decentralized hackathon to learn how to build dapps on the Hedera network

Open-source wallet software

Hedera will open-source its mobile wallet and micropayment browser plug-in to make it easier for developers to build game-changing apps

Governing council legal agreements

Work with prospective governing members' legal teams to have LLC agreements signed

Announce ecosystem fund

Accelerate number of dapps across multiple verticals being built on Hedera through a targeted fund

Announce first group of governing members

Several companies across different sectors and geographies

Token program to broader community
Governing council nodes

First nodes in public clouds, transitioning to member hardware and data centers after best practice development

Hedera Network

Many developers can build and run their app on the Hedera network

Phase III
Account creation

Any user with an account can create new accounts for themselves or others

Hedera network

All developers can build and run their dapp on Hedera and any user can use it

Hedera tokens released

SAFT holders receive their initial distribution of tokens and tokens can be bought, sold, and used by developers and users for API calls

Open-review source code

Hedera will open-review its source code, providing trust and transparency while inhibiting forking and the associated instability

Investors

Partners, system integrators, incubators, accelerators

Decentralized applications

Career opportunities

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