A Global Team
Meet the Dream Team
CEO AND PROJECT LEAD
CEO & Project Lead – Blake comes from the worlds of mobility and data and is always on the frontier of new markets, mobilizing community around emerging products. Founder of the Cleanweb movement. First hire at Samsung-backed Vinli. Funded by Facebook twice. He is a co-author of “The Smartup Manifesto,” defining opportunities where big data, sensors, urban tech and the sharing economy collide.
Head of R&D
Operations and Manufacturing Lead
With 20 years’ experience in operations management and New Product Introduction, Nir is a past senior director of operations at Lumenis (Israel), maintenance manager at TowerJazz (Israel) and has outsourced VP operations to over 100 early-stage cleantech startups. He holds an MBA from Haifa University and a BSc in electrical engineering from the Technion.
COMMUNICATIONS AND PR LEAD
STRATEGIC OPERATIONS MANAGER
Andrew brings experience in business evaluation and strategy development through a background in consulting and corporate finance within the software industry. In addition to real world experience, he is a 2018 Level III Candidate in the CFA Program. His unique understanding of value creation drives the development of Flux’s go-to-market strategies and operating performance.
BLOCKCHAIN ENGINEERING CONSULTANT
Nico has spent 15 years consulting in innovative web technologies. He has worked with over a hundred teams, ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies, helping them build modern and effective products. Nico has invested deep cycles of research in blockchain & crypto the past 8 years, launching and consulting several fully decentralized Dapps–most recently the World Cup (Ethereum token) game experiment.
Content Manager – Japan/APAC
Brian brings media production expertise to FLUX. As co-founder of 441K, a Tokyo-based media production company, Brian has worked as an electronic music designer for Broadway shows, Le Rêve at Wynn Las Vegas, Dragone, and more. With his passion and knowledge for blockchain, Brian is focused on creating engaging and educational content for the FLUX community.
Blockchain Business Development
Oliver brings experience in ICO marketing, content development, and fundraising to the Flux team. He has served as a Marketing Advisor to the DYNO ICO and serves as Growth Manager (French market) for the Chinese exchange, OkEX. He graduated from New York University with a degree in Media and Business.
Cooper brings crowdsale analysis, tokenomics, and community management experience, combined with fundraising hustle to the Flux project. Leveraging his knowledge of the landscape and network of the blockchain ecosystem at large, he is tasked with overseeing the ICO process as it relates to execution partners and new hires to the team.
PROOF OF IMPACT
Kylen brings product management experience in hardware, IoT and blockchain to FLUX. As the founder of Blockchain for Sustainable Development, he has advised startups and NGOs on impactful blockchain models throughout the developing world. He now manages key partnerships, and leads projects as a liaison between internal and external teams for FLUX. He previously founded the wearable tech company, AirBespoke.
Lucas brings valuable knowledge on blockchain consensus protocols, distributed ledgers, and tokenized ecosystems to the Flux team. Lucas has served as a consultant to blockchain projects Opu Labs, Balehu and TeamMate AI. He earned a B.S. in Economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder where he served as a board member and events chair for CU Blockchain.
Embodying a passion for blockchain development and a strong background in machine learning, Jared brings a host of software talents to the FLUX team. Jared’s development expertise spans domains, with experience ranging from building resilient big data applications to programming intelligent, automated gardening systems.
CEO AND FOUNDER OF BTC INC.
As chief executive officer of BTC Media LLC, David Bailey is an industry leader in the digital currency and blockchain space. By overseeing the delivery of breaking, in-depth and instructive content, he has championed the growth of the field at its highest level. After founding yBitcoin in 2013, the world’s leading publication on digital currency, David launched BTC Media, a corporate group that has grown to include several dynamic publications, reaching millions of readers worldwide and representing over 150 fintech advertisers, from innovative startups to multi-billion-dollar, Fortune 500 companies. David oversees BTC Media’s Distributed conference series, which has brought blockchain-focused keynotes, panels and workshops to centers for healthcare, financial services and trade around the country.
BLOCKCHAIN VC & FORMER CHIEF DIGITAL OFFICER
Vice MediaMike Germano was the Chief Digital Officer of VICE and CEO/co-founder of Carrot Creative. Mike led digital endeavors for VICE Media and oversees Carrot, now a VICE company. Carrot is an award-winning, full-service, digital agency. It creates digital campaigns and products for clients including Yankees, Chipotle, Ferrari, Snapchat, Netflix, Disney, Under Armour, Rolex, Home Depot, MLB, Red Bull, Ford, NFL and many others.
CEO OF PROPS PROJECT & YOUNOW
Adi is a pioneer in participatory media, an entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience. Adi founded YouNow, a live social platform, which has grown to 40 million users and, most recently, launched the PROPS Project, a blockchain-based social video platform. He is a member of the Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences and was named one of 2015’s top 100 most influential and inspiring people in NYC tech by Business Insider.
Eric Platon, Ph.D
TECHNICAL ADVISOR, DATA AND MACHINE INTELLIGENCE
CEO OF OYSTER PEARL AS THE CEO OF OYSTER PEARL (PRL)
Bill has quickly shaped Oyster’s data storage platform into one of the first storage projects to be live on Ethereum mainnet. Outside of blockchain technology, Bill has a deep knowledge of solving business financial problems for clients in software businesses along with angel investing in over 20 startups. Over the course of his career, he has operated, advised and invested in over 100 leading software and technology-enabled businesses. Bill has completed 15 debt, equity and M&A transactions worth a cumulative $4.5B and has extensive experience with corporate strategy, capital raising and financial modeling during his time as an investment banker.
CO-FOUNDER, CRYPTO ORACLE AND ICO ADVISOR
Lou Kerner is a Founding Partner of Crypto Oracle, a VC and Advisory firm focused exclusively on companies leveraging blockchain, cryptocurrency, smart contracts and decentralization. Lou has been a Crypto enthusiast, investor, and thought leader since 2013, and is recognized as one of the most influential Crypto bloggers. Lou regularly hosts conference calls with Crypto industry innovators, attended by hundreds of crypto enthusiasts from around the world.
Business Development and Marketing Advisor
Max is an Australian blockchain investor and advisor with vast experience in bringing early-stage projects to life. Max has consulted on multiple token economies and heavily engages with korean communities. He brings Flux a wide range of business and marketing connections to the Asian-Pacific region, as well as advising on investor relations.