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Our Team

Origin is a team of distributed entrepreneurs, engineers, and blockchain experts. Our mission is to enable the sharing economy on the decentralized web. We're hiring!

Core Team

Josh started coding at the age of 10. Prior to Origin, he co-founded three other venture-backed companies: EventVue, Torbit (acquired by Walmart Labs) & Forage.
Matt was the 3rd PM at YouTube (acquired by Google) and VP PM at Qwiki (acquired by Yahoo) and Bonobos (acquired by Walmart). He has an MS and BS from Stanford.
Senior Engineer
Stan is a software architect with deep experience in game design and machine learning. Previously, he founded Lijit Networks (acquired by Federated Media).
Andrew was the founder of four startups, including Startup Weekend, and has built global communities across dozens of countries. He was employee number 1 at TechStars.
Coleman is an active cryptocurrency investor and real estate entrepreneur, owning and managing multiple Airbnb properties. He studied mathematics at Berkeley.
Business Development
Jon was the 10th hire at Redbeacon (acquired by The Home Depot) and 1st hire at Datanyze where he served in multiple business development roles from VP of growth to COO.

Contributing Team and Advisors

Product Designer
Aure has deep experience in crafting products that delight users. He has designed experiences with top brands (Nike, Sony, Virgin) and Silicon Valley startups.
Derek is a product executive that has built global marketing and ad technology business lines. He's held leadership positions at GroupM and Omnicom Media Group.
Saureen is a serial entrepreneur and investor. He was cofounder and CTO of sharing economy marketplace InstaWork and 10th software engineer at YouTube.
Ryan has 10+ years experience building and operating consumer-facing web applications and highly scalable B2B APIs. He is founder of Ramen and ChartURL.
Daniel is a full stack, polyglot developer. He's worked on projects from assembly programming to architecting systems tracking billions of dollars of NGO spend worldwide.
Addison is a communications and marketing specialist with a degree in Physics from UC Berkeley. He previously worked with the Ethereum Foundation and DEVCON1.
Advisor/Business Operations
Zing was Venture Partner and EIR at East Ventures. She has over a decade of investment and deal experience, having worked at Temasek Holdings and Capital Group.
Advisor/International BD
Melody is founder of Spartan Group, a blockchain advisory and investment fund. She was an early investor in TenX and strategic advisor to Gifto and Appcoins.
Paul is a Partner at Pantera Capital. He is also an advisor to several highly successful cryptocurrency projects including Orchid Labs, Enigma and ICON.
Joey is the co-founder of Augur, the world’s first decentralized prediction market and oracle system. He is a Co-Chief Investment Officer at Pantera Capital.