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.

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.

Brandon Forant Chief Design Officer Brandon is a creative director and product designer with experience consulting for Fortune 500 companies and startups.

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.

Max Skibinsky Co-founder and CEO Max Skibinsky is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and startup mentor.

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 is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and an advisor to several companies in the SF Bay Area.

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.