We are very excited to welcome Rick Marini, serial entrepreneur (founded BranchOut, Tickle, SuperFan, and now Protocol Ventures), angel investor, and technology pioneer, to our advisory board!
Why we chose Rick?
Rick has over 20 years of experience operating and investing in the consumer technology space, and since 2014, been an active investor in the crypto space. He is also the founder and managing partner of Protocol Ventures, a first of its kind fund of funds focused on crypto assets.
We believe that SpringRole can greatly benefit from the experience and expertise that Rick will bring to us. His extensive experience in the entrepreneurship and angel investing ecosystems will help guide our own growth. His leadership role through Protocol Ventures in the blockchain space will be highly valuable.
More about Rick Marini
Rick Marini has founded and successfully sold 3 companies — Tickle, which was sold for $100 million to Monster in 2004, BranchOut, which sold in 2014 to 1-Page, and Talk.co, which was sold in 2014 to Hearst Corporation, were part of his entrepreneurial endeavours.
Aside from these, Rick was the Founder and CEO of SuperFan, a social entertainment site which produced social games and Facebook apps for clients including CBS, MTV, Sony, Universal among others.
Rick is also an active angel investor, with investments including Snapchat, Reddit, AngelList, OpenDoor, Poshmark, AltSchool, among others.
Protocol Ventures, founded by him in 2017, is focused on hedge funds that invest exclusively in crypto assets and ICOs, of which now there are more than a hundred in the market, with the goal to provide diversification for investors.
Rick on SpringRole
“It amazes me to see how SpringRole is using a new technology like the blockchain to solve an old problem of verification and hiring. I’m looking forward to be able to contribute my experience to building the company.”—Rick
Kartik on Rick
“I am very excited to have Rick on the advisory board of SpringRole. I strongly believe that with his wealth of experience in entrepreneurship and the crypto space will be able to greatly benefit and build SpringRole into what we envision.”—Kartik
SpringRole is the first online reputation network powered by artificial intelligence and the blockchain technology. Our mission is simple: To make sure that people give endorsements which are truly valuable and meaningful and to help employers, from around the world, to find highly qualified people in their space based on their endorsements and reputation. You can read this article here to find a more in-depth explanation of what SpringRole can do.
Draft White paper: here