A strong team is integral to proper execution, so we’ve been incredibly careful and selective when it comes to team additions. After all, the right team chemistry, connections, and diversity of skills is crucial to the success of a start-up.
With that, we are hugely honored to welcome Brett Noyes, Founder and General Partner at UnVentures, to our esteemed list of advisors.
Brett’s experience in the crypto space dates back to working for Tim Draper in 2014 as Managing Director of the Draper Fintech Incubator. His extensive experience in startup incubation, with a vertical focus in FinTech & Blockchain in Financial Services, has resulted in the creation and execution of a number of successful incubator programs, including the Unchain Blockchain and Unbank.Ventures FinTech incubator programs.
Throughout his illustrious career, Brett has been passionate about working with entrepreneurs that are creating new financial products and services, having launched over $500 million in ICO funding and incubated 45 companies globally to date.
Brett's current project UnVentures manages a series of FinTech, Blockchain, DeFi and Capital Markets related investor syndication groups, and is dedicated to building a global platform to provide education, advisory and investor connections to startups, financial institutions & service providers.
With hundreds of hours under his belt dedicated to the cause of entrepreneur education and acceleration, Brett is incredibly passionate about the progression of the industry - aspiring to bring Blockchain technology into mass adoption.
“I’m excited to work with the Orion Protocol team. I believe they are a top tier team developing the critical technology necessary to bring Blockchain and crypto to the masses and I look forward to working with them as they build the future of finance." - Brett Noyes, Strategic Advisor at Orion Protocol
“It’s an absolute pleasure to have the opportunity to collaborate with Brett. His extensive experience, not just in the crypto space but the traditional finance industry, meshes well with our vision of bringing crypto and DeFi to the masses. Brett’s expertise in startup incubation, strategic fundraising, and capital markets brings essential value to Orion. We couldn’t be happier to have him join the team.” - Kal Ali, COO at Orion Protocol
David Atkinson is one of the core masterminds at Holo and loves to help people and businesses that are driven by purpose and a deep understanding and love for what they do. He is a core member of the leadership team and focuses on business, community, and ecosystem growth, all of which have been integral in Holochain and Holo’s immense achievements to date.
Damon Nam is a 20 year IT professional, Microsoft alumnus, and currently the Founder and CEO of Coinvest. During his 16 year tenure at Microsoft, he was responsible as Program Director for driving and managing the Preferred Services Partner program for the US subsidiary; a program with approximately seventy-five partner organizations and a total book of business of over $90 million in revenue.
Matt Jones is the Digital Transformation Lead at Accenture, and is a passionate believer in the power of digital innovation to drive positive change. He has spent the last 20 years working to develop and launch digital products: delivering fundamental step changes to organizations. Matt’s area of expertise is bridging the gaps between marketing and technology, resulting in market-leading digital products experienced every day by millions of users around the globe.
Oliver Birch graduated from Lancaster University with a BA (Hons) Philosophy, Politics and Economics. Oliver first got into the crypto space in 2011, researching and writing academic papers at university about the rise of bitcoin. Oliver helped set up the MeDiNova network in Spain. MeDiNova is an SMO with a network of 34 Investigator Sites (now acquired by ICON plc). He is currently VP Communications and Growth at Wanchain.
Bradley Townsend is an experienced growth enabler with extensive business acumen. He is presently driving growth for projects in the crypto space as one of the founders of Latitude Services, a successful service provider for projects such as Celer, Ferrum and Celsius. A strong presence in the blockchain space, he leverages his contacts to strengthen the presence of projects, supporting short term growth for sustainable long term development.
Pranav Sharma has over 15 years leadership experience covering Business Development, Sales & Distribution, Asset Management, Private Equity & Insurance. He is passionate about Entrepreneurship, Technology and Renewable Energy. Pranav is currently Co-founder & Managing Partner at Woodstock Fund where they focus on Public DLT, DeFi & Web 3.0 protocols & applications.
Our CEO and Co-Founder Alexey Koloskov was the Chief Architect and creator of the Waves DEX, the platform’s flagship decentralized exchange (the most mature DEX in market with a daily volume up to $10 million). Prior, he was responsible for the creation of banking software for some of the world’s largest international banks. His work in blockchain development and exchange implementation has been integral to Orion’s development so far.
Our COO and Co-Founder Kal Ali has a background in finance and a series of accolades from Rutgers’ Business School. He’s been heavily involved in the ICO scene since 2017, working with several blockchain projects both formally and informally. He’s incredibly attuned to what investors want to see from business development, and is focused on ensuring they enjoy exponentially positive returns on their contributions.
Our CMO Timothea Horwell is a commercially-driven marketing strategist with a focus on driving business growth and revenue. From developing business strategies for clients at a start-up incubator through to founding and leading the commercially successful Marketing + Research division within Telefonica, Timothea is passionate about growing businesses in the tech space — from start-up to scale-up to global conglomerate.
Our CSO Yanush Ali is the driving force for Orion's strategic development across the board. His significant experience in fundraising for major projects in the crypto space over the last three years puts us in a great position to understand what participants are looking for — including the ten B2B and B2C revenue streams we’ve developed from our DeFi solutions.
Additionally, our development team bring years of experience in coding from the likes of Waves and Holochain. We're incredibly proud of the team we have developed so far, and we're excited to build the future of Orion together.