Tech entrepreneur, angel investor, and amateur philanthropist. Currently the CEO/Founder of Genesis Block — a digital bank powered by blockchain technology. Also Founder/Chairman of Mainframe — an open-source project leveraging decentralized protocols to provide people w/ greater financial access.Describe what you have done, what you are doing, and the kinds of things you are interested in.
After dropping out of Princeton, the first venture-backed startup Mick founded was Zinch — an ed-tech internet company that connected students globally w/ opportunities in higher ed. Mick helped Zinch grow to international, 8-figure revenue-run-rate startup that served nearly 5M students and over 1000 universities worldwide. In fall of 2011, Zinch was acquired by Chegg.
After Zinch acquisition, Mick became more active as an angel investor. Mick first bought Bitcoin in 2013 and has also been an active crypto investor. Mick founded Cluster Capital (originally named Private Pre-Sales Club) — an investment group that backed world-class blockchain founders. While Mick was leading the group, they invested more than $50M in top projects like Polkadot, ICON, Zilliqa and more.
Speaker at many industry events: DevCon, TC Disrupt, TedX. Mentor at accelerators: Techstars, Ignite, Barclays, StartupWiseGuys, CyLon. Writing has been in Fortune, Techcrunch. Work has been in NYT, Boston Globe, WaPo.Describe the most impressive thing you've done.