Founding Team

Rory O'Reilly
Rory studied psychology and economics at Harvard University. He left Harvard in 2014 to co-found Rory is a Thiel Fellow and Forbes 30 under 30 recipient for his expertise in consumer tech. Before dropping out, Rory was named one of Harvard’s “most impressive” 19 students by Business Insider.

Kieran O'Reilly
Kieran studied computer science at Harvard University. Prior to Gems, Kieran co-founded as its CTO. is an online video editing and artificial intelligence company with clients such as Google, Netflix and Autodesk amongst others. Kieran was recognized by Forbes in their 30 under 30 list and is a Thiel Fellow.


Biz Stone
Co-Founder Twitter
Co-Founder Medium
Biz is the co-founder of Twitter, Medium and Jelly. Inc. magazine named him Entrepreneur of the Decade and Time listed him as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Joey Krug
Pantera Capital
Co-Founder Augur
Joey is the co-founder of Augur, a decentralized prediction market built on Ethereum. Joey is also the Co-Chief Investment Officer at Pantera capital, the leading blockchain investment firm. Additionally, Joey is a Thiel Fellow and writer at Forbes magazine.

Ben Maurer
Co-Founder reCAPTCHA
Ben is the co-founder of reCAPTCHA, a system which determines if a user is human while simultaneously digitizing books. reCAPTCHA was acquired by Google in 2009. In 2010, Ben left Google to join Facebook, creating headlines in the tech world. Ben also worked at the White House as part of the US Digital Service where he improved the communication tools used by the President and his staff.

Roger Lim
Co-Founder NEO Global Capital
Experienced Blockchain Angel
Roger is the Founding Partner for NEO Global Capital. He is also an advisor for Bluzelle, Qlink, CoinFi, Selfkey, TheKey, and Tomocoin. Roger is a successful entrepreneur in the space of web, data hosting and network security businesses.

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