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Big-name tech leaders, thought-provoking academics, inspiring creatives, and exceptional founders.
Co-Founder & General Partner
Mara Gordon, Co-Founder of Aunt Zelda's and Octopi Wellness, has developed cannabis treatment protocols for thousands of patients driven by data. Gordon, a process engineer, created software enabling her to take a detailed and scientific approach to plant medicine. With 500,000 views of her TEDx talk, she is featured in Mary Janes: The Women of Weed, The Medicine in Marijuana and Weed the People
Pia Mancini is a democracy activist, open source sustainer, co-founder at Open Collective and Chair of Democracy Earth Foundation. She worked in politics in Argentina and developed technology for democracy around the world. YC Alum, globe-trotter and Roma’s mum. She is now based in NYC. YC Alum, YGL (World Economic Forum).
Co-Founder & CEO
Ingmar founded “CureVac, the RNA people“ together with colleagues in Tübingen, Germany in 2000. His entrepreneurship was motivated by his surprising discovery during his doctoral research that naked mRNA can be expressed in vivo without the risk of rapid degradation, while exhibiting the ability to generate strong specific immune responses, in contrast to what had previously been believed.
Founder & CEO
George is an entrepreneur dedicated to bringing about positive change in society with particular focus on health and wellbeing. His early training and experience was a multi-disciplinary blending of cognitive psychology, clinical psychology and computer science. In 2016, he co-founded COMPASS Pathways, a mental health care company dedicated to accelerating patient access to evidence-based innovation in mental health.
Chairman and Co-Founder
Roham Gharegozlou is cofounder & CEO of Dapper Labs, the Web3 company behind CryptoKitties & NBA Top Shot as well as Flow blockchain, Dapper Wallet, NFL ALL DAY, & La Liga Golazos. Previously, Roham was co-founder & CEO of Axiom Zen, an award-winning startup studio focused on emerging technology. During his 6 years as CEO, Axiom Zen spun out 3 venture-backed businesses including Dapper Labs.
Chris Burniske is a partner at Placeholder, a New York venture firm that invests in decentralized information networks. Prior to Placeholder, he co-authored the best-seller, Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor’s Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond, and spearheaded ARK Invest’s crypto efforts, including its 2015 bitcoin investment. His commentary has been featured on international media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, and Bloomberg. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BS from Stanford University. Twitter @cburniske.
Anna Frebel is an MIT professor and world-renowned astronomer who studies 13 billion year-old stars to understand the origin of chemical elements and our Milky Way galaxy. Honoured with multiple awards, she has authored the book "Searching for the oldest stars" and founded LEAPS STEM leadership program.
Professor and author
Lawrence is an entrepreneur, environmentalist and philanthropist who builds companies that prioritise climate impact. He is currently on a mission to change mobility for good with TIER Mobility. In 2020, he established Blue Impact - an evergreen fund dedicated to providing early-stage funding for companies building climate solutions. He has committed 100% of his shares in TIER to Blue Impact.
CEO and Co-founder
Amanda Cassatt is the Founder and CEO of Serotonin, a web3 native marketing and product studio. She was the Chief Marketing Officer for ConsenSys between 2016 and 2019, bringing Ethereum to market and helping to grow it into one of the largest and most robust blockchain ecosystems. She regularly speaks at global events and is featured in news outlets around the world.
Founder & CEO
The Exploration Company’s mission is to democratize space exploration, making it affordable, available, and sustainable. To realize this mission, TEC develops, manufactures, and operates Nyx, a modular and reusable orbital vehicle that can eventually be refueled in orbit and uses green propellants. The Exploration Company has raised a total of €47.3M in funding over 3 rounds.
Daniela Gerd tom Markotten studied industrial engineering and holds a PhD in IT security, combining two passions: IT & technology. She held management positions at large companies like Daimler as well as start-ups. As Board Member at Deutsche Bahn, she has a clear mission: utilising digitalisation and technology to make DB the most popular and sustainable means of transport for customers.
Marissa Giustina, Staff Research Scientist, joined Google’s quantum computing effort in 2016. A hybrid "quantum applied philosopher" and passionate engineer of efficient systems, Giustina’s many hats span the full stack, from device packaging team lead to developer of tools and hardware to make quantum computers more performant. Giustina is a highly-sought speaker for technical and lay audiences.
Audrey is currently the Co-CEO at Clue, the female health app that helps millions of people better understand their menstrual cycle so they can live full and healthy lives. In this role, she leads product, design, data science, and growth. Before joining Clue, she was Product Lead of the Pinterest Home Feed, Director of Mobile at HotelTonight (acquired by Airbnb), and the first Product Manager at Yelp. She also co-founded, pivoted, navigated the business and emotional roller coaster, and shuttered a photo-sharing startup called Waddle.
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