Sam is the ‘father of self-sovereign identity,’ the original architect of Sovrin and the prevailing SSI architecture globally. He is a world-class expert in distributed consensus, diffuse trust, decentralized ledger (blockchain) technology, open-source software strategy, and artificial intelligence, and the author of over 100 refereed technical papers. His seminal work on cooperative network effects is something every businessperson and investor should study.

Samuel M. Smith Ph.D.

General Partner

Timothy was the co-founder and CEO of Evernym and co-inventor of Sovrin. Timothy has brought multiple ventures from concept to viability, topping $1 billion in cumulative sales, and has raised tens of millions in investment capital. Timothy is the host of Breaking Silos, the first podcast dedicated to the business models made possible by SSI.

Timothy Ruff

General Partner

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