The AVA Community is a diverse group of passionate people working to create a positive, scalable impact on the world through distributed and emerging technologies.
Co-Founder & Executive Director
A veteran in bringing new technologies to market specializing in user experience design, Caine has worked with some of the world’s most recognized brands delivering innovative tech solutions to millions of users.
Co-Founder & Chairman, Board of Directors
Ben's career has focused on the intersection of law and technology in support of environmental sustainability. He got his start in distributed tech as part of an early industrial-scale Ethereum mining operation and has become a passionate advocate for its power to drive meaningful social change.
Director of Partnerships
Nick brings 15+ years' expertise working with NGOs and governments to AVA, and is recognized as a thought leader on fair recruitment and combatting forced labour.
Nancy brings 20+ years of marketing, communications, and public relations experience. In her role she supports AVA’s overall marketing strategy including the total social media strategy.
Joseph Fargnoli is the CEO of Run2Play Inc and recently was in the advertising industry as Head of Video at Motive and VP of BizDev for Aerserv.
Principled crypto investor, community advocate and voracious researcher.
Content & Marketing Strategist
15+ years in digital content creation and media, portfolio includes a video featured in the Smithsonian museum in Washington, DC. Focused on coverage and promotion of decentralized technology-related projects.
Austin is an experienced data analyst, content creator, and public speaker passionate about finding forward-thinking solutions for social issues
CEO and Co-Founder of Lottery.com
A sought-after speaker and thought leader on social impact, entrepreneurship, crypto, and gaming. Tony has been reported on in The Wall Street Journal, VentureBeat, TechCrunch and more, and advises to several philanthropic orgs and blockchain ventures.
CEO, Coin Miner
CEO and Founder of CoinMiner.com. MMO trading pioneer. Leader in industrial-scale mining projects, products and services.
CEO, FSI Worldwide
CEO and founder of FSI Worldwide, reforming the manpower industry by developing and implementing end-to-end ethical practices. Founder of Freedom Matters and recipient of the UN Global Compact award, WEF Davos.
CEO, Dare & CTO, Inside Ideas Group
Michael is the CEO of Dare and CTO of Inside Ideas Group. Involved in technology since 2000, Michael was also a founding member of creative shop U-Dox, and is also an advisor for Metier Gallery.
Tomislav is the CEO at Infinum, a software design and development consultancy. Alongside his partners, Tomislav built Infinum from a college hobby to a respected business with global clients and 150 employees.
CTO, Elutions Inc
Industry-leading architect of holistic solutions combining IoT, Infrastructure and Prescriptive Analytics.
Executive Director, Ethical Innovations
James Sinclair is an international lawyer, social entrepreneur and academic researcher. He works at the intersection of labour rights, technology and sustainability, advising governments, corporates and NGOs.
Managing Director, Investment Fund & Prop Trading Firm
A successful entrepreneur Adam founded a financial digital news aggregation platform, serves as MD for a large prop trading firms, General Partner of a private fund and co-founder of a charitable organization that raises money for community initiatives.
Global CEO M&C Saatchi Performance
Christian is a C-Suite leader, experienced at building tech to improve consumers experience with products and marketing. Was President of Marketing at MZ responsible for the revenues of successful gaming franchises (Game of War and FFXV)
General Manager, European Nature Trust
With a background in biology and filmmaking, Sam's primary focus is on raising funds and awareness for conservation projects, connecting people to nature through bespoke travel experiences, documentaries and events.
Founder, Society of Blockchain Scholars
A scholar of technology, political economy, commons economics and globalization at the University of California Santa Barbara
We are working with industry-leading firms to grow the Community and bring the AVA project to life.
David has been building businesses since 19. Previously he worked as Head of Global Expansion at Europe's first cryptoaccelerator. He has extensive background in product design and business strategy.
Antal is an angel investor, former quant trader and the President of HUNBAN. A physicist by education, holds a PhD in computational statistics
Business Director, Dare
Scott brings years of experience leading award-winning digital agency teams. His focus is on strategy, digital innovation, and delivering a realized vision for clients and their customers.
Managing Partner, Dare
Caroline joined Dare in 2018. Her career has seen her work with some of the world's top agencies, including Momentum Worldwide, Huge, Critical Mass and BIMA.
Delivery Director, Dare
Michel's international experience has taken him from his native France all the way to India - eventually settling in London in 2011. Since moving to the UK, he has worked for high profile names including AKQA.
Experience Planning, Dare
Roz is Head of Experience Planning at Dare and is fascinated by human behavior. Creating commercially effective experiences for 15+ years, she is a co-designer of the MA in Experience Design at Hyper Island.
Head of Data, Dare
Sarah started out in account management before moving into data. Her passion for exploring new data trends drives Dare's analytical activity, and her customer insight knowledge helps support client strategies.
Head of Search, Dare
Piyush's close collaboration with engineering, data and content teams has established search as a core facet of Dare’s digital experience. Past clients include Expedia, IBM and Marriott Hotels.
Head of Development, Dare
Massi guides the strategic vision and day-to-day delivery of Dare's largest teams. His wealth of experience allows him to deliver engineering quality on complex, long term projects.
Lead Client-Side Engineer, Dare
An all-round web developer with a strong eye for visual detail, Steve's passion lies in creating great user experiences. His aptitude for problem-solving has allowed him to lead a number of successful projects.
Senior Designer, Dare
Michelle bring briefs to life, creating unique brand identity that makes her work instantly recognizable. A graduate of Loughborough University, she was Head of Design of the university's student magazine.
Senior Client-Side Engineer, Dare
Holding a degree in Graphic Design, Matt brings valuable insight to his role as Senior Front End Engineer. His attention to detail can be seen in his diverse portfolio, showcasing a first class user experience.
Senior Designer, Dare
Dan's keen interest in typography has helped earn him a reputation for creating an inventive and versatile style. A Graphic Design graduate, Dan is proficient in all stages of the creative process.
Senior Content Strategist, Dare
Gemma's flair for words has established her as one of the industry's top content experts. After running her own studio Gemma went on to help clients including eBay and Red Bull, now leading Dare's content team.
A storyteller at heart, Mariel's love of writing has seen her produce award-winning content for her clients. Working in a wide range of sectors, Mariel has written for both UK and international audiences.
Experience Planner, Dare
Originally a Chemistry graduate, Sasha combined her passion in research and testing with creative thinking to pursue a career in UX design. Sasha has taught at General Assembly and worked at Zebra Technologies.
Server Side Engineer, Dare
George's technical background has seen him manage projects from his home in Romania all the way to Italy before coming to the UK in 2015. His experience includes consulting and developing Python applications.
An experienced individual with 10+ years in digital content creation, animation and video - working for some of the world's top brands. Damien is proficient in all stages of the creative process from conception to delivery.
Customer Success Manager
An experienced Project Manager, Trisha grew up in the Cayman Islands and graduated with a BA in Business Administration and Psychology from Trent University in Canada, now leads the delivery of projects for clients.
Lauren started at KPMG Audit in London in 2005 and moved to the Cayman Islands with KPMG in 2008 specializing in FS. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant (ACA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), and has 14+ years of experience in the industry.
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