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Secure your Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other Digital Assets with Personal Digital Asset Security

With over $4B+ in crypto assets lost or stolen in the last two years alone, investors need a simple and easy-to-use solution that offers them security that works.

Harnessing an investor’s trusted personal network, digital assets are encrypted with powerful algorithms, and distributed to a mesh of mobile devices, dramatically reducing risk, as there is no single point of storage on a cloud or on a local device.

Activating Digital Inheritance enables investors to designate an individual (typically the executor, trustee, or beneficiary) who will inherit their entire portfolio of digital assets stored in a secure Vault once the time comes

Protecting the future of money. For this generation and beyond.

Our Team

Vault12 has assembled a group of security and cryptography team members who work in Silicon Valley, New York and around the world to bring much-needed innovations to protecting cryptocurrency and delivering new decentralized digital custody, today.

Leadership Team

Max Skibinsky

Co-founder and CEO

Max Skibinsky

Co-founder and CEO

Max Skibinsky is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and startup mentor. Most recently, Max was an investment partner with Andreessen Horowitz, where he focused on enterprise security and bitcoin and deals with Tanium, TradeBlock and Digital Ocean. In addition to co-founding Vault12, Max leads the R&D team.

Before that Max was the founder and CEO of Hive7, a social entertainment company that became part of The Walt Disney Company. In 2003, Max joined newly formed Voltage Security, an encryption startup incubated at Stanford University, where he architected and designed an Identity-Based Encryption messaging system that was showcased at DEMO '04. Voltage was acquired by Hewlett Packard in 2015. Max has also advised and invested in many startups graduating from Y Combinator including Eligible, Transcriptic and ZenPayroll. Max graduated with masters' degrees in theoretical and mathematical physics from Moscow State University.

Blake Commagere

Co-founder and COO

Blake Commagere

Co-founder and COO

Blake is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and an advisor to several companies in the SF Bay Area. He has started seven companies and sold five of them. He regularly gives talks on subjects including Growth Hacking, Fundraising, and Psychology Management.

He created the social gaming category by building some of the biggest apps ever (over 50 Million players) on Facebook, including the iconic games Zombies, Vampires, and Werewolves. Blake also wrote and designed the first version of Causes on Facebook, which has over 120 Million users and has raised over $100 million for various charities. Blake graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Rice University.

Brandon Forant

Chief Design Officer

Brandon Forant

Chief Design Officer

Brandon is a creative director and product designer with experience consulting for Fortune 500 companies and startups. He has experience with cybersecurity, enterprise trading, and personal banking.

Brandon was the co-founder of Alchemy50, a Brooklyn-based product design firm. A50 was acquired in 2017 and their clients included United Healthcare, Dataminr, and Betterment. He has also designed security products for Comcast, trading platforms at Reuters, and advised on autonomous banking initiatives at Citi. Brandon graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in graphics design communication from Philadelphia University.

Wasim Ahmad

Chief Crypto Officer

Wasim Ahmad

Chief Crypto Officer

Wasim is a serial entrepreneur with five exits, and an advisor in the fields of AI, the blockchain, cryptocurrency, and encryption solutions. At Vault12, he led the private and public fundraising - one of the world’s first STOs and focuses today on expanding the Vault12 ecosystem. His crypto experience began with AlphaPoint, where he worked with the founding team to launch the world’s first crypto trading exchanges.

Previously he was a founding member of Voltage Security, a spinout from Stanford University, that launched Identity-Based Encryption (IBE), a breakthrough in Public Key Cryptography, and pioneered the use of sophisticated data encryption to protect sensitive data across the world’s payment systems. Wasim serves as chair of non-profit, StartOut New York, and is a Seedcamp and WeWork Labs global mentor. Wasim graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and French from the University of Sussex.


Investors

Naval Ravikant

Entrepreneur

Naval Ravikant

Entrepreneur

Navalis an entrepreneur and angel investor, a co-author of Venture Hacks, and a co-maintainer of AngelList.

Previously he was a co-founder at Genoa Corp (acquired by Finisar), Epinions.com (IPO via Shopping.com), and Vast.com (largest white-label classifieds marketplace). I’ve also advised Bix.com, iPivot, and XFire, among others, and invested in many companies, including Twitter, FourSquare, DocVerse (sold to Google), Mixer Labs (sold to Twitter), Jambool (sold to Google), SnapLogic, PlanCast, Stack Overflow, Heyzap, and Disqus.

Jon Callaghan

Co-founder, True Ventures

Jon Callaghan

Co-founder, True Ventures

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss

Co-founders, Winklevoss Capital Management

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss

Co-founders, Winklevoss Capital Management

Data Collective

Venture Capital Firm

Data Collective

Venture Capital Firm


Advisors

Jarrod Dicker

Chairman, Po.et

Sathvik Krishnamurthy

Serial Entrepreneur

Beryl Li

Founder and CEO, CapChainX

Matt Pauker

Company builder, advisor, investor


Crypto Advisors

Vinny Lingham

Co-founder and CEO, Civic.com

Dr. Yevgeniy Dodis

Professor of Cryptography, NYU

Terrence Spies

Former CTO, HPE

Roman Storm

POA Network


Timeline

22 Oct 2020

Introducing Digital Inheritance to easily and directly transfer digital assets to designated Guardian.

03 July 2020

Direct text input of seed phrases

21 Apr 2020

Vault12 app with VGT and ETH peer to peer payments available for download.

30 Oct 2019

Vault12 launches at San Francisco Blockchain Week, download from iOS and Android App Store

24 Aug 2019

Vault12 Trial Edition available in iOS and Android app stores.

08 Jul 2019

Vault12 Universal Beta available for both iOS and Android.

19 Jun 2019

Community Rewards program introduced.

12 Jun 2019

Transaction Split Proposal Approved by Blockchain Community Vote

31 Mar 2019

Vault12 Beta released

14 Nov 2018

VGT Token Generation completed.

14 Nov 2018

Smart Contract Security Audit Report completed by PepperSec.

31 Oct 2018

Alpha release of Vault12 app.

12 Sep 2018

Public Security Token Offering goes live

15 May 2018

Vault12 Private STO commences

12 Mar 2018

Vault12 releases white paper outlining project, distributed security network, token economics and live demo of Vault12 app.

18 Jan 2016

Alpha build of Vault12 mobile app for IOS goes live on Vault12 Secure Relay Network.

05 Nov 2015

First version of Vault12 Secure Relay released for community review.

05 Jan 2015

Vault12 is formed to solve the problem of distributed, secure crypto-assets storage

Available Jobs

Starting with humble beginnings in the worlds of security, gaming, and design, Max Skibinsky and Blake Commagere realized there was an overlap of these sectors with the singularly powerful emergence of decentralized technology.

At the same time it became clear that for a new class of crypto investor, security solutions were sorely lacking, thus the idea for Vault12 was born.

Three years on, Vault12 has assembled a group of security, cryptography, and design team members who work in Silicon Valley, New York and around the world, in a highly decentralized fashion.

Current Openings
*NOTICE TO RECRUITERS & PLACEMENT AGENCIES If you are a recruiter or placement agency, please do not submit resumes to any person or email address at Vault12 prior to having a signed agreement from us. Vault12 is not liable for and will not pay placement fees for candidates submitted by any agency other than its approved recruitment partners. Furthermore, any resumes sent to us without an agreement in place will be considered your company’s gift to Vault12 and may be forwarded to our recruiters for their attention. Thank you.

Get started now.

Vault12 app is now available from iOS and Android app stores.