Doug is founder of Livepeer and CEO of Livepeer inc., where he focuses on protocol research and software development. Livepeer is an open source video infrastructure platform, which leverages decentralization to drive down costs and meet the needs of developers building video streaming applications at scale. Prior to Livepeer, Doug was founder and VP Engineering at Hyperpublic (acquired by Groupon) and Wildcard.
Cristopher is a software engineer at Pocket Network, and has been in the crypto scene since early 2020, contributing to several communities by building open source software. He has been involved in several DAOs such as 1Hive, RaidGuild, DaoHaus, and Sourcecred.
Fezyla, COO at KYVE, has overseen KYVE's operations and growth since its start in early 2021. Previously, Fezyla worked for a German fintech startup Payworks (later bought by VISA) as Project and Product Manager. She holds a double Master Degree in Economics from the University of Freiburg and the University of Paris-Est.
Michael Fischer is the founder of CurateDAO. CurateDAO, funded by Polychain, makes each database a DAO and each row in a database an onchain asset. Previously, Michael finished his PhD at Stanford University in computer science where he studied natural language processing and how AI can allow someone to specify a program using natural language.
Brandon Middleton lives at the intersection of academia, technology, entrepreneurship, and community. A lecturer at UIUC and Stanford University, Brandon teaches students about web3 & crypto topics through his courses 'Redesigning Finance' and 'Intro to Social Design'. Born and raised in Chicago, he now lives in the SF Bay Area with his family and brand new toy poodle. He received his MBA at UC Berkeley and his BS in Electrical Engineering from UIUC. Brandon also advises for 500 Startups, Streetcode Academy, and the Silicon Valley Education Foundation
Matthew Fontana is the Head of Ecosystem of the Streamr Network, a decentralized real-time data infrastructure project. Matthew also helped develop the world's first decentralized real-time data marketplace in 2018
Stefan George co-founded Gnosis in 2015. Gnosis is one of the largest builders of applications for EVM-based blockchains. Within Gnosis, Stefan started the Safe project, a smart contract-based wallet. Safe became the default application for treasury management and decentralized organizations. Over $40B worth of assets is managed via Safes on Ethereum alone. In 2022, Safe spun off from Gnosis raising $100M to continue the development. In 2021, Gnosis merged with the xDAI network, which was rebranded as Gnosis Chain with the goal to extend Ethereum. Gnosis Chain is well positioned to become the network for DAOs and experimentation. Stefan’s focus is now on developing the ecosystem around Gnosis Chain to make it a thriving network.
Teck heads up Gnosis Builders, an ecosystem initiative for Gnosis Chain, and is a General Partner at Factor, a web3 venture fund and studio. Previously, he headed up Binance Labs, the venture arm of Binance and started Binance X, an innovation initiative that funded research in the crypto ecosystem. Prior to web3, he led the mobile platform and mobile app ad product at Facebook. He received his BSc. and MEng. of Computer Science from Cornell University.
David is the co-founder at Lit, a decentralized cryptography network. He's focused on how to make it easier for developers to build a more mature internet. Prior to Lit, David was a co-founder at SaaS company that was acquired by LinkedIn.