As a decentralized and multicultural team, we are dedicated to building products that match our own needs as global citizens of the digital era. Meet the people behind Bitmark: Management, Investors, Board of Directors, Advisors.
Sean Moss-Pultz, CEO
Recognized as a pioneer of open-source hardware, Moss-Pultz launched and was CEO of Openmoko Inc., the first open-source phone and precursor to iPhone and Android smartphones. Prior to Bitmark Inc., Moss-Pultz was a senior executive at EMQ Limited, a financial technology startup.
Casey Alt, Head of Product
An artist and researcher interested in the transformation of culture through computational technologies, Alt holds a Masters in History & Philosophy of Science from Stanford University, and a Masters of Fine Arts in Design | Media Arts from UCLA. He has held professorships at Duke University and Columbia University.
Christopher Hall, Lead Architect
As an accomplished embedded software programmer of 35 years, Hall has an expertise in Open Source OS and blockchain technology. Hall has also built microcontroller firmware and a range of embedded devices. Prior to Bitmark Inc., he worked with Sean Moss-Pultz to lead development of Openmoko.
Cường Lê, Head of Engineering
Prior to his work at Bitmark, Lê was a developer at Cogini and Flexidata. His work on improving algorithm efficiency in machine learning was published at ICCTD 2011. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City.
Michael Nguyễn, Head of Operations
As part of the first startup wave in Vietnam, Nguyễn scaled its first social networking service (Cyworld) to 4 million users, and also founded and grew its most successful micro-blogging service (Mimo) to 2 million users. He holds an MBA from Kellogg (Northwestern University).
Linzy Hu, Engineer
With a strong passion for connecting people with technology, Hu started her career with Gogolook (a division of Naver in Korea) developing Whoscall, the leading caller ID app in the world. She holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from National Taiwan University.
Jason Liu, Operations
Starting as an engineer in the semiconductor and industrial computer industries with TSMC, Liu was later promoted to business development and program management roles with DKSH, Technology BU and Adlink Technology. He holds a Master of Science degree from National Taiwan University.
Anh Nguyễn, Engineer
Nguyễn has long focused on front-end and mobile app development. Before Bitmark, he started his career with Studio60 (Australia) and Global Cybersoft, now part of Hitachi Consulting (USA). He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City.
Viện Lương, Operations
Lương has worked extensively in Europe and Asia in Quality Control (QC) and Assurance (QA) since 2011 across multiple industries including telecommunication, satellite services, and banking. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from Vietnam National University, Hanoi City.
Board of directors
Timothy Chen, CEO of VIA Technologies, Inc., China
A worldwide innovator of PC silicon and platform technologies, Chen is board member and advisor at a number of technology companies. Chen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the University of California Berkeley, and is listed as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.
Charles Huang, co-creator of the Guitar Hero video game franchise, Silicon Valley
As the co-creator of Guitar Hero, the fastest video game to reach $1B in sales, Huang was named among the Top 50 Producers in New Media by the Producers Guild of America New Media Council. His current company Indigo 7 advises numerous startups in Silicon Valley.
Andrew “bunnie” Huang, hacker and open source hardware innovator, Singapore
Best known for his work hacking the Microsoft Xbox and efforts in designing open source hardware, including the Chumby (app-playing alarm clock), Chibitronics (peel-and-stick electronics for craft), and Novena (DIY laptop), Huang received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from MIT in 2002. He currently runs a private product design studio, Kosagi, and actively mentors several startups and students of the MIT Media Lab.
Judy Lin, artist and senior technology executive, Silicon Valley
Lin has led a variety of technology startups and corporations as Chief Product Officer at Silver Spring Networks, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cisco’s Ethernet Switching Technology Group, and as a founding member of VeriSign before serving as Executive Vice President and General Manager of their Security Services division. She holds dual BA degrees from UC Berkeley for Computer Science and European History.
Casey Reas, artist and professor, UCLA, Los Angeles
Reas has exhibited his art at hundreds of exhibitions around the world and teaches in the Department of Design Media Arts at UCLA. With Ben Fry, he is the co-creator of the Processing programming platform. He is the co-author of several books about computer programming in the context of the visual arts.
Peter Schwabe, associate professor Radboud University, Netherlands
Researching the optimization of cryptographic and cryptanalytic algorithms in software, Schwabe’s work targets a wide range of architectures from high-end parallel computing to low-power embedded systems. He received his Ph.D. from the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of Eindhoven University of Technology and completed his postdoctoral research at Academia Sinica and the National Taiwan University.
Amalio Telenti, Scripps Research professor, La Jolla, California
A leading researcher of the human genome and other complex high throughput biological data for precision medicine, Telenti completed his medical training at the Mayo Clinic and postdoc research at the University of Bern in Switzerland. He was previously the chief scientific officer at Human Longevity, and has received honors including the Cloetta Award of Switzerland.
Amy Whitaker, NYU professor and author of Art Thinking, New York
Whitaker holds an MBA from Yale and an MFA in Painting from the Slade School of Fine Arts. She researches ownership rights around creative work and is an entrepreneur-in-residence at the New Museum Incubator in New York.
Megan Yip, California attorney and estate planner, Silicon Valley
In her work, Yip addresses how to plan for difficult situations presented by incapacity and death in our ever-changing tech landscape. Megan worked at the Borchard Foundation Center on Law & Aging with a placement at Legal Aid of Marin. She also worked at Twitter, Inc. on its Trust & Safety team focusing on site rules and policies addressing sensitive issues, including impersonation, online abuse, and deceased users.
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