The current project team & advisors include ...
LAJA DE KOYA
Laja comes from a very solid data security background. While in college, he studied Data Science and Cybersecurity. He started his early career in 2011 as a Data Analyst prior moving into cybersecurity. He’s responsible for implementing data mining and statistical machine learning solutions to various business problems such as sales lead scoring, supply chain optimization, and demand forecasting.
BANJO DE KOYA
Wanted to be an Architect as a kid because of his unconventional love for design. He studied Product Design and Management in College. He began his career as a Product Designer with United Bank for Africa where he worked on various FinTech products for end-users. With over a decade hands-on experience, his core expertise is horizontal product design, development, and management.
Felix is a Michigan native but raised in Eastern North Carolina. He went to school at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte where he majored in Computer Science. He graduated in 2013, started his career as a Software Developer but shifted to the engineering phase and has been working since then as a Software Engineer. His areas of focus include but not limited to PHP, Perl, Java, and NodeJs.
Jose is an avid cryptocurrency enthusiast who's been in the industry for 4 years. With knowledge regarding the technology and the economics of cryptocurrencies, he manages communities that base themselves on projects that use blockchains and cryptocurrencies. He's managed a number of projects that made use of his services for engagement, traction, and prevention of scammers and false information.
Artificial Intelligence Advisor
CEO, NetObjex Inc based in Southern California. Formerly with Yahoo, Infospace, PwC, and with 3 successful startup exits. Wharton MBA in Finance, MS in Computer Science from RPI, Ex-Columbia University Adjunct Lecturer, published author and major conferences including IoT Congress, Google IO, and more. Current focus areas: Decentralized computing, Distributed ledgers, IoT, Cryptocurrencies.
DR. LIORA KATZENSTEIN
Prof. Katzenstein serves as Chairperson of Ortus Venture Capital. She obtained her education in the USA MALD in Law and Diplomacy from Tufts University, Boston and a Visiting Doctoral Scholarship at the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration-, and in Switzerland – a Ph.D. in International Economics from the Graduate Institute of International Studies at the University of Geneva.
A Scala / Java Developer and Architect with deep understanding and broad experience of building high load scalable services that process big amount of data. He's a fast learner, problem solver, patient, and loves to share his experience with teammates, and also acquire new experience for myself. He understands the upside and downsides of using tests, Scrum, Jira, Confluence, CI.
Anna is an experienced professional with a demonstrated history of working in venture capital and private equity. She's skilled in negotiation, sales, business development, marketing, management, strategic relationships, and win-win partnerships. With a Master of Science [ MS ] focused in Technology Commercialization from the University of Texas at Austin - Red McCombs School of Business.