DecentraNet is a purpose-driven investment and advisory firm specializing in blockchain and other transformational technologies with a global impact. We also create event experiences and innovative content to bring our clients projects to market and to evangelize the potential of transformational technologies generally.
Matt is the Founder of DecentraNet. Matt has been a blockchain evangelist since 2013 when he coordinated the DC Blockchain Meetup and was heavily involved in the BitAngels investment group. Matt is the former Co-Founder and Chief Decentralization Officer at d10e, the world’s leading conference on decentralized technologies, philosophies and social organization. He serves as an advisor to Dispatch Labs, ImpactPPA, Humaniq, Securrency, and Loci and has been involved in several early-stage blockchain startups, including Ubiquity and Trive.news. Matt is a prolific and sought-after speaker as an expert on decentralization at leading conferences worldwide. He has been featured in dozens of media publications, including Bloomberg, Nasdaq, TechCrunch, CoinDesk, CoinTelegraph, Bitcoin Magazine, and more. Matt received his Bachelor’s of Arts in Physics from West Virginia University.
Ted is a Founding Partner and Advisor at DecentraNet. A former Securities and Exchange Commission lawyer turned serial entrepreneur, Ted is an active investor in the blockchain ecosystem, especially in social impact projects. He is also the Co-Founder of the virtual incubator Featured Labs,
Tiffany is an Advisor at DecentraNet. In 2015, Tiffany created and co-founded d10e, the world’s leading conference on decentralized technologies, philosophies and social organizations. Prior to d10e, she served as the Vice President of Coin Congress, a cryptocurrency-focused event founded by Brock Pierce. In 2016, she also served as the Director of Communications and Investor Relations at MGT Capital Investments, Inc. (OTCMKTS: MGTI), a leading Bitcoin mining company. A former journalist for the Washington Times, Tiffany is an accomplished writer and communications professional. Tiffany also served as a campaign manager for John McAfee during his 2016 Presidential campaign. Currently, Tiffany also serves as a city leader for Bunker Labs, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and national network of leaders and volunteers dedicated to helping veterans, spouses and entrepreneurs start their own business.
Jamie McKibbin is an Advisor at DecentraNet. Jamie is a former analyst at American Textile Company. While attending the University of Pittsburgh, Jamie began an eight year mission of social change. He has been active in the Pittsburgh liberty scene, founding and participating in several local organizations. He first took an interest in cryptocurrency in 2012 for its potential to revolutionize many industries and decentralize existing power structures. Today, he applies his background in economics and data analysis with DecentraNet, providing a unique skillset to the team. Jamie holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh.
Bear is a an Advisor at DecentraNet. A serial entrepreneur, community builder and innovation strategist, Bear brings significant expertise in the tech, real-estate, non-profit, political and entertainment industries. In 2009, he co-founded Organizer.com, a market-leading, cloud-based suite for mobile field contact of voters and consumers. In 2011, he discovered Shaker, an early-stage Israeli startup, and brought them to the USA to win TechCrunch Disrupt and led the Series A financing. In 2012, he became Burning Man’s Social Alchemist & Global Ambassador, building an ecosystem of creative communities in 20+ countries and spearheading the fundraise and acquisition of Fly Ranch, an iconic 3,800-acre site to be the year-round home for the cultural movement. He is currently the Head of Business Development for Good Money and an active advisor to impact focused companies in the blockchain industry.
Elizabeth is an advisor to DecentraNet. She is also the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at a strategic fund with a B2B, enterprise technology focus, and primary technology market research firm in NYC, aptiviti and ETR. Elizabeth became majority-invested into blockchain technology and cryptocurrency, first encountered through a college economics club [Students For Liberty] in 2010, while independently researching economics supportive of decentralized systems and marketplaces.
From a formal background in design and entrepreneurship, has worked with the UN, international NGOs, tech startups, and media in NYC, Silicon Valley, and Rome – and has co-founded ventures focused in radical decentralization, peer to peer marketplace building, augmented experiences and life extension. Elizabeth currently advises Hedge Funds with digital assets under management, and blockchain projects that are long-term impact-oriented, working towards bringing great ideas to market, and developing a deeply interconnected network within like-minded communities.
Joel Comm is an advisor to DecentraNet. Joel is a New York Times bestselling author, blockchain enthusiast, professional keynote speaker, social media marketing strategist, live video expert, technologist, brand influencer, and futurist. With over two decades of experience harnessing the power of the web, publishing, social media and mobile applications to expand reach and engage in active relationship marketing, Joel is a sought-after public speaker who leaves his audiences inspired, entertained, and armed with strategic tools to create highly effective new media campaigns. Joel Comm is the host of Bad Crypto Podcast, a highly successful podcast covering all things crypto and blockchain.
Travis Wright is an advisor to DecentraNet. Travis is a top marketing technologist, author, keynote speaker, blockchain advisor, tech journalist, and podcast host of The Bad Crypto Podcast. He is the former global digital and social strategist at Symantec for the Norton brand. Wright is the cofounder and CMO of CCP.Digital, a Kansas City and SF-based digital ad and content agency. Wright is the author of Wiley & Sons, “Digital Sense: The Common Sense Approach to Social Business Strategy, Marketing Technologies, Customer Experience and Emerging Technologies”, which published in January 2017.
Danielle Sunberg is an advisor to DecentraNet. She founded her company, Follow Our Leap, LLC, which provides corporate wellness services to executive teams and startups. Prior to making her leap to entrepreneurship, Danielle worked as a corporate attorney in Washington, D.C. where she won a $6 Billion trial in 2017. Desiring experience in-house, she transitioned to run operations as COO for a SaaS startup. Now running her company, Danielle takes a holistic approach to cultivating extraordinary leaders and companies by leveraging her depth of experience in the corporate sector with her mastery of energy systems and flow. Empowered as a Usui Reiki Master, Danielle brings empathy, collaboration, and conscious communication to the corporate sector.
Simeon Schnapper is an advisor to DecentraNet. He a blockchain and impact entrepreneur and investor who has led several successful teams at the forefront of trending new industries. He founded Youtopia an engagement and gamification platform and winner of the 4th Annual Digital Media Learning Competition supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
As trustee and president of the Hinman Foundation, a nonprofit focused on making grants to community based organizations he formulated the vision and led all efforts on the ground in Tibet, Nepal, Myanmar, India, Mongolia and Bhutan and also oversaw grants to the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). As the founder of a multi-national trading and manufacturing company he led sustainability and innovation from Shanghai for 7 years where they shipped some of the world’s first bioplastic products to the largest retailers in the world. He produced, directed, wrote, and starred in DOT, a feature length critically acclaimed comedy on Showtime and multi-festival award winning darling. He founded the world’s first Visionary Art Gallery and Medical Marijuana Dispensary praised as a paradigm shift at the very beginning of the end of prohibition as featured in the Wall Street Journal and Rolling Stone.
As a faculty member of the Second City Conservatory he taught thousands of students over many years. He is a managing partner of the JLS Fund and co-founded the Family Office Funding Challenge located in New York City. Born into a Peace Corps family, his early life was spent on assignment overseas where the ethos of exploration and helping others became deeply ingrained in his belief system. Simeon is also an Aspen Institute Fellow.
Justin is a founding advisor at DecentraNet. An entrepreneur, attorney, and leading designer, Justin uses sound business practices and smart design aesthetics to create impactful experiences for brands, products, and events. He works with companies in the blockchain, sustainability, entertainment, digital collectibles and ecommerce sectors, and is currently developing solutions to align technology, art, education, and spirituality. Justin holds a Juris Doctor in International Law from American University, Washington College of Law, and a Bachelors of Arts in Economics from West Virginia University.
Nick Sullivan is an advisor to DecentraNet. He is a heart-centered technology leader who has made a career out of supporting collaboration, psychological safety, innovation, passionate and fun work environments, and bringing together teams with a common goal of impact.
Starting off his technology career as a copy/paste data entry clerk, Nick taught himself software engineering on the job, learning Unix, web development, Oracle databases, and shell scripting through trial and error. His career developed through a passion for learning, maniacal work ethic, and a quest for success. Throughout several engineering leadership positions over 20 years, the biggest common theme in Nick’s work has been creation – taking an idea and making it real.
Nick has correctly positioned himself early in burgeoning industries as they have become digitized, including the Internet (1993), Text Search (1999), Digital Media (2000), AdTech / Consumer Data (2010), and Bitcoin (2013). Now he is positioning himself as an expert in Artificial Intelligence, with a focus on Neuromorphic programming, trusting that humans still play an important part in the ethical development of technology ensuring that we maintain a peaceful coexistence with the machines, fulfilling part of Nick’s dharma/purpose, which is to help define the boundaries between humanity and technology.
Nick focuses personal time on biohacking, neurohacking, meditation, exploring spirituality, travel, and investing in the growth of those around him.