VARcrypt: Content Distribution Platform
A content distribution platform designed specifically for VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality) content.
Founder & CEO
Ethan Gilmore is the the founder and CEO of VARcrypt. Prior to founding VARcrypt Ethan was the President of Virtualize which was a virtual reality focused technology and media company that made premium VR content for companies such as Samsung, SoHo House, Punchdrunk and many others. Ethan has spoken at Harvard Business School Club of New York, Harvard Business School Club of Philadelphia, Digital Hollywood, Silicon Beach, Jefferies, Young President’s Organization, Viacom, and The New School regarding VARcrypt and blockchain applications across various industries.
Prior to Virtualize and VARcrypt, Ethan worked in the media, entertainment, & alternative investment space where he worked with companies such as Lionsgate, Senator Entertainment AG, International Media AG, Viacom (NickToons), IMAX and many others. Ethan was involved in the capital acquisition and distribution for such films as Pan's Labyrinth, The Others, Chocolate, Blackhawk Down, Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof, Bret Easton Ellis' The Informers (starring Winona Ryder,Amber Heard, Kim Basinger, Mickey Rourke, & Billy Bob Thornton) and many others for the German market and with such films as Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Adaptation, Point Break, and How to Lose Friends and Alienate People (starring Jeff Bridges, Simon Pegg, Megan Fox, & Kirsten Dunst) for the US and international markets. Ethan previously worked for the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) and is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles.
President and Co-founder
Armando is the President and Co-founder of VARCrypt Ltd. Armando's role in the company is to manage all things boring and business related. His responsibilities include; making sure timelines and goals are being met and keeping the company bootstrapped.
Mr. Soto's past experience include being the managing Director of Zelphinium, a strategy consulting firm for private investment firms and public companies. Past engagements have involved multiple acquisitions and investments in companies in the manufacturing, technology, retail, media and entertainment industries valued at over $250 million.
Prior to his involvement with Zelphinium he worked as a Vice President at WHC Capital a credit focused hedge fund, and as an associate at Yenni Capital a lower middle market private equity firm. Prior to Mr. Soto's involvement in risk and investment management world he worked as an associate in sales and trading at boutique investment banks. He started his career at Merrill Lynch. Mr. Soto has experience in direction and strategy of companies in the pre-revenue stage to evaluation transactions with established companies that generate over $400 million in revenues. Mr Soto's expertise is in risk management and strategy.
Mr. Soto is a big proponent of Blockchain technology as it will disrupt the internet and many industries as we know them today.
Chief Marketing Officer
Paul Mears is the Chief Marketing Officer of VARcrypt. Paul started his career with Ernst and Young in London and is a UK qualified CPA. Over the last 30 years he has worked in a wide range of industries including Telecoms, Construction, Software, Hedge Funds in a wide range of CFO to Operational Finance roles.
Mr. Mears left the UK in 1999 and has since lived and worked in New York, Vancouver, Amsterdam, Hong Kong and is currently a resident of Monaco. Paul has over the last 5 years been an active angel investor in early stage Tech, Apps, Medical Devices and with a passion for Stem Cell Biotech.
More recently Mr. Mears has been an active participant in the blockchain and crypto community and has been an advisor to Humaniq and is also currently the CFO of Modex, a smart contract marketplace where he has been actively involved in the digital footprint and marketing of the MOdex Initial Coin Offering. Paul also is a co-founder of a music app Solid Art and has a passion for ensuring creative artists are rewarded for their work and is a great believer in the ability of the blockchain and VARcrypt to be a key player in that space and to ensure that artists are fairly rewarded for the work they create.
Blockchain Expert/Team Lead
Ihor Pidrucnhy is a Blockchain expert, advisor and technology manager. Ihor has successfully cooperated with clients from Toronto to Silicon Valley in the startup ecosystem and assisted companies with idea implementation and top level product development. Ihor is spearheading VARcrypt's development team and he participates in technical strategy, roadmap building, architecture development and his strong technical blockchain experience and IT background are a great addition to the VARcrypt team.
Blockchain Engineer/Tech Lead
Senior VR Advisor
Duncan Ransom is the Founder and CEO of The Endless Collective, a full-service art, innovation and technology driven production studio currently focusing on immersive content and healthcare tools for both Virtual and Augmented Reality platforms. The Endless Collective’s artistry has been used in campaigns for clients including Samsung, Google, BMW, Ernst & Young, Universal, Warner Bros, Framestore, National Sawdust, MAC Cosmetics, NYU Medical School and MPC to name a few. Prior to establishing The Endless Collective, Duncan served as a CG story artist and animator with Framestore CFC, the legendary animation studio responsible for the imagery of many of the most important, visual stunning films today, such as the Oscar winning film, Gravity. Hs animation work has been seen in films such as Edge of Tomorrow, 47 Ronin, Clash of the Titans and Gravity, for which he received, with his VFX team, Academy Awards in the VFX and Cinematography categories.
Payment Technology Advisor
Mr. Estefano has over 40 years of experience in the technology industry. He has been employed by and developed projects for companies like IBM where he was a Senior Analyst, as a Vice President to develop IT networks for Blue Cross Blue Shield, as well as a Vice President of IT for FedEx in the US.
Currently, Mr. Estefano is the President of E4GS a company with a focus in developing Insurance and Banking level applications as well as secure mobile wallet technology.
Mr. Estefano holds an MBA from the University of Havana and is a US Army Vietnam Veteran with an honorable discharge.
Technical & Development Advisor
Eric is the founder of DApperNetwork, a fast-growing community of technologists building decentralized applications using the blockchain. He is also the cofounder of the LA Blockchain Lab and co-organizer of BlockCon. Apparently he's really into blockchain. He's a proud Bruin and LA native, and his favorite color is green. He studied quantum mechanics in college and wants to open up a tea-infused cocktail bar before his 30th birthday.
Ms. Danilovic is the Founder and CEO of hollywood portfolio, a crowd-centric accelerator that develops and operates blockchain, Augmented, Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, and digital media companies. Through hollywood portfolio, Ms. Danilovic launched and helped develop numerous technology and digital media companies, and served as the President, CEO and Director of ultralivetv, served on the Board of Directors of Emerge Digital, serves on the Board of Advisors of Transmosis, LoveTV, NightFlight and VARcrypt. Ms. Danilovic was the EVP Business Development for NTN Buzztime, Inc. (AMEX:NTN) and Head of Business Development, Content Aggregation and Programming for MediaZone, broadband video company owned by NASPERS/MIH media conglomerate. She also founded and directed the Digital Media Incubator at KPMG LLP, which launched about two-dozen digital media companies. The companies Ms. Danilovic helped develop received institutional funding from KPCB, Sequoia Capital, Hummer-Winblad, Constellation Partners, Softbank, North Star Ventures, HP, and Intel. Ms. Danilovic headed business development for Peter Guber’s Mandalay Entertainment and was on the management team of the venture fund at Sony Pictures Entertainment, investing in media companies worldwide. Ms. Danilovic also worked for Michael Milken’s Knowledge Exchange and at the Twentieth Century Fox International Television Group. She serves on the Board of Directors of C3, the Arts and Media Node of the Millennium Project, served on the Board of Directors of the Producers’ Guild of America, and is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. She previously served on the Board of Directors of Tim Draper’s Zone Club and was a member of former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan's Digital Coast Roundtable. Mariana earned a Masters in Business Administration from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA, and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, with a Minor in Biomedical Engineering from University of California, San Diego.
Lasse is a Co-Producer and Marketing Consultant at Tempest Film LLCand is a Co-Founder at Stegemann & Schmitt. Lasse started his career as an intern at Anschutz Entertainment Group and then from there went to TenneT TSO GmBH, Amer Sports Corporation and he has numerous relationships throughout Europe. Lasse is a graduate of the University of Bayreuth.
- Crowdsale (25%)
- Mining Pool (52%)
- VAR Foundation (23%)
- Marketing (45%)
- Legal (15%)
- R & D (25%)
- Overhead / Salaries (15%)
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I love gaming industry couse its always IN, and it will never die! I definetly support this idea here! But VR tech and stuff like that is still in developing and still not viral as regular games, so i give this project a shot for a long term investment which is great to buy now and i think best time when presale is opened!
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There is a lot of work here so for now development needs to be on time with its road map and marketing needs to be implement, otherwise it could be tought.
Overall good project!